Telling stories is an important part of sharing history. Our memories are recorded in different ways. Some stories are never written down and live on through storytelling. Many of the stories in this exhibit were gathered as oral histories. Teens and elders interviewed each other about land, work, and home on the Duwamish Peninsula.


Landmarks were once prominent geographic features used by travelers to find their way through an area. In southwest Seattle, early travelers navigated through Puget Sound to Elliott Bay and up the Duwamish River, three waterways that define the Duwamish Peninsula. Today many more landmarks, natural and built, guide residents to their favorite places.

Telling our Westside Stories Area 1 Area 2 Area 3 Area 4 Area 5 Area 6 Area 7 Area 8 Area 9 Area 10 Area 11