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Secrets of Seattle’s Historic Shoreline Virtual Walk

February 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Explore Downtown Seattle’s Historic Shoreline with Author David B. Williams!

More so than most cities, Seattle has shaped itself to suit its needs. Seattle has removed hills, filled tide flats, and created a completely new downtown shoreline. On this newly-created virtual walk, we’ll explore the last vestiges of the former downtown bluffs, trace the island where Seattle was founded, and examine how the subterranean fill still affects the modern landscape.

Tickets are only $15 each, with 50% of all proceeds to benefit Feet First, Washington’s only statewide pedestrian advocacy group. Feet First works with communities, schools, government agencies, and elected officials to promote policies and actions to improve pedestrian safety, mobility, and access for all.

Donate directly to Feet First here.


David B. Williams is an author, naturalist, and tour guide. He is also Curatorial Associate at the Burke Museum. His award-winning book Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography explores the unprecedented engineering projects that shaped Seattle during the early part of the twentieth century. Williams’s  next book, Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound, will be published in Spring 2021.



February 8, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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