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Travelers to Seattle have a new cultural resource available from Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB).
The first edition of the Nordic American Heritage Guide to Seattle is a printed and online guide to the city’s rich maritime history, its Ballard neighborhood which is home to the Nordic Heritage Museum and Ballard Avenue Historic District, and dozens of historic locations, museums, festivals and events.
SCVB worked in conjunction with Past Forward Northwest Cultural Services and a review panel of museum leaders, heritage experts and longtime leaders in Seattle’s Nordic community to develop the featured content, ensure accuracy and provide proper cultural and historic perspective.
The Nordic American Heritage Guide to Seattle is the latest installment of the Seattle Cultural Guides series, produced by SCVB to help visitors experience the Seattle-King County area via culture. Other guides feature Seattle’s Asian American, African American and Native American heritage, each highlighting significant attractions, museums, heritage sites, historic background and special event information.
“Travelers continue to be interested in cultural and heritage tourism, traveling to experience the places and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present,” said Tracey Wickersham, SCVB director of cultural tourism. "The history and culture of our region interests visitors because that is what helps make our place on earth unique and shapes our modern day community. We are delighted to offer this new resource to share Seattle’s Nordic heritage with our visitors and locals.“
The Seattle Cultural Guides are available at SCVB’s Seattle Visitor Center and Concierge Services with locations at the Washington State Convention Center and Pike Place Market, both located in downtown Seattle. They can also be downloaded from SCVB's Web site.