🎂 Happy 150th birthday, Seattle! Explore city's rich history with these 6 features

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Seattle Municipal Archives, the city's time capsule

Historic photo of Seattle from the early 20th century

As Seattle celebrates its sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) on Dec. 2, we peer into the city's time capsule, also known as the Seattle Municipal Archives. Explore its vault and the hidden backstories of Seattle's neighborhoods, and the characters that helped define it. 

Travel back in time


The Duwamish, People of the Inside

Princess Angeline

Learn about the history and perspective of the local Native American experience from the great, great-grandniece of Chief Seattle. 



Life on Seattle's last big family farm

A farm in southeast Seattle

You'd think we'd be kidding if we told you there's a 20-acre family farm in the city, but the Sferra-Olsen family has anchored the same South Seattle farm for five generations. 

🐮 Steer here


Central District's vanishing culture & character

Earl's cuts and barbershop

Seattle's Central District has long been admired as a neighborhood rich in culture and character. For decades, a large segment of the city's African American community called the Central District home. As we look back on the city's history, many say the Central District has lost its soul.



Former SuperSonics coach Lenny Wilkens & 1979 championship team

1979 Seattle SuperSonics

When you mention the name Lenny Wilkens, sports fans of a certain age smile. He will always be remembered as the man who guided the SuperSonics to an NBA (National Basketball Association) crown in 1979, making Seattle a championship town in the modern era. The Hall of Fame coach reflects on the electrifying accomplishment that galvanized the city. 

Hoop this up


How well do you know the Emerald City?

Historic photo of Denny Park

Can you name the group that was Seattle's first non-indigenous settlers? How about the other uses of Seattle's original city hall? If you can, you need to sign up for the next Seattle trivia night! And if you need to bone up on city history, you're in luck. A new book, "Seattle at 150," is packed with pictures and information on our constantly changing city. 

Trivia time


New faces on City Council, influence of PAC money & more on Council Edition

Council Edition with Brian Callanan

How will some new faces fit in on the Seattle City Council? Can the city reduce the influence of PAC money on our elections? Councilmembers Lorena González and Mike O'Brien answer this and more on Council Edition!

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