ASUW Shell House open house

Friday, Oct. 20, 2023

2 p.m.5 p.m.

ASUW Shell House

Explore the historic home of “The Boys in the Boat.” Come to the spot once known as stəx̌ʷugʷił” (stukh-ug-weelth) or “carry a canoe” — a place of gathering and portage for the Indigenous Lakes Duwamish people of this land. The building here was a WWI Navy seaplane hangar and then the humble training grounds for Washington Rowing and the workshop of legendary boatmaker George Pocock. The UW and generous community leaders have embarked on a capital campaign to restore this National Register building and Seattle landmark to be woven into our campus traditions as an inviting place of history and inspiration for the community.

The PBS documentary, American Experience: The Boys of ’36, will play on loop throughout the open house.

Event Accessibility

The University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact the UW Disability Services Office at least 10 days in advance at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or