WSC Luncheon 2014.05 - Return of West Seattle Icon, Admiral Totem Pole
Name: WSC Luncheon 2014.05 - Return of West Seattle Icon, Admiral Totem Pole
Date: May 8, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Registration: ON-LINE REGISTRATION for this event is closed. Contact 206.932.5685 for availability inquiry.
A treasured icon that has been out of public view for eight years will return to inspire West Seattleites and tourists alike later this spring -- and you can learn all the details at our monthly luncheon on May 8, 2014.
ADMIRAL TOTEM POLE
TO BE UNVEILED AT LOG HOUSE MUSEUM
The icon is the colorful, 24-foot totem pole that stood at Belvedere View Point Park on Admiral Way for 40 years until it had become so deteriorated that the city parks department replaced it in 2006 with a new story pole.
The Parks Department gave the totem pole to the Southwest Seattle Historical Society with the understanding that it would be restored and raised once again, this time at the Historical Society's Log House Museum. The totem pole has been restored to its former glory, and the unveiling ceremony is fast approaching.
Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Historical Society, will use a PowerPoint presentation and video to reveal rarely seen images of the carving and painting of the totem pole in 1966 and its careful and professional restoration. He also will give us details about how we can participate in a unique group photo to be taken at the unveiling.
The re-emergence of this totem pole will be a boon for local commerce, as it will become a "must" stop for family photo opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Don't miss the opportunity on May 8 to learn about a fascinating part of our past that will continue to inspire us for decades to come.