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Southwest Stories: Schurman Rock – A History And Guide
Southwest Seattle Historical Society — in partnership with Seattle Public Library — presents our 2018 season of “Southwest Stories,” a speakers series featuring historical stories from the Duwamish Peninsula.
Join us for a fascinating talk on the history of Camp Long and Schurman Rock by Jeff Smoot.
Have you ever wondered about the Schurman Rock at West Seattle’s Camp Long? Built in 1938-39, Schurman Rock was the world’s first artificial climbing wall. Join West Seattle author Jeff Smoot for a fascinating discussion of the creation of Camp Long and the biography of Clark Schurman, a local Scoutmaster and Mt. Rainier climbing guide, who built the rock to teach mountaineering skills to kids.
Southwest Stories offers monthly presentations on the history of West Seattle and the Duwamish Peninsula on the third Sundays at the five branches in West Seattle. Presented in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.