The Center for Wooden Boats Groundbreaking for the Wagner Education Center Seattle, WA –


The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Wagner Education Center.

Date:            Tuesday, January 19

Time:            10:00 am

Place:           The Center for Wooden Boats

                     1010 Valley Street

                     Seattle, WA  98109

Presenters:  King County Executive Dow Constantine

                     Dick Wagner, founder, The Center for Wooden Boats

This ceremony kicks off construction of the Wagner Education Center, which has been six years in the making. The 9,600 square foot building will consist of a large boatshop, classroom space, gallery space, a visitor center and offices. The Wagner Education Center is the third part of a capital campaign that also funded improvements to CWB’s floating assets and its Northlake facility.

The building has been designed by Olson Kundig, and Schuchart is the general contractor. Major funders include Washington State Historical Society, The Norcliffe Foundation, King County 4Culture, The Seattle Parks Foundation, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust, Foss Maritime Company and The Lake Union Dry Dock Company.

About The Center for Wooden Boats

The Center for Wooden Boats, a non–profit founded in 1978, provides a gathering place where maritime history comes alive through direct experience and our small craft heritage is enjoyed, preserved, and passed along to future generations. CWB, with locations on Lake Union in Seattle and at Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island, emphasizes experiential learning through active use of its fleet of historic boats, as well as interactive displays and programs. CWB serves over 100,000 visitors per year.



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