Stories in Stone

Date February 11, 2021
Location Zoom Meeting
Time 12-1 p.m. (PST)
2021-02-11 12:00:00 2021-02-11 13:00:00 CREW Seattle Stories in Stone Stories in Stone Zoom Meeting

Stories in Stone

Travel through Seattle’s urban geology to discover how building stones are the foundation for Seattle’s culture and natural history. 

Most people do not think of looking for geology from the sidewalks they travel, but for the intrepid geologist any good rock can tell a fascinating story. On this virtual walk, which incorporates illustrations and photographs, you will explore a range of rocks equal to any assembled by plate tectonics, from 3.5-billion-year-old gneiss to 120,000 years old travertine; fossils the size of cinnamon rolls, and rock used by the Romans to build the Colosseum. In this tour of Seattle building stone, I will discuss history, transportation, and architecture to give you a new way to appreciate urban geology. Plus, you’ll even be able to “visit" a couple of quarries and see where the stone originates. 


David Williams
Author, Geology Writer
Thursday, February 11, 2021 
12-1 p.m. 
Zoom Meeting

No Charge - Members
$25 - Nonmembers