Seattle is 150 years strong!

Image of Seattle dockyards from 1800s courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives

Image courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives


While we celebrate 150 years of the City of Seattle being incorporated by the Legislative Assembly of Washington Territory,


We honor that this is Duwamish Land.


The Sesquicentennial celebration kicked off October 17 with Mayor Durkan launching a commemorative book, Seattle at 150: Stories of the City Through 150 Objects from the Seattle Municipal Archives, produced in partnership with HistoryLink. A digital version is also available.


Continue the celebration with us! Join us at two upcoming events.


  • Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan at "Seattle at 150" book launch

    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan at “Seattle at 150” book launch. Photo courtesy of Carbina Resendez

    Seattle History trivia event, co-sponsored by Council-member Pacheco, on October 24 at The Dock in Fremont. This event is a 21+ ONLY.



We’re excited to continue celebrating the City’s history and the work of its employees throughout the years. The Seattle Municipal Archives staff in the Office of the City Clerk is happy to engage with you on any other ideas you might have for the sesquicentennial.


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