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Member Preview: The Spirit Returns 2.0: A Duwamish and Settler Story

Join us for a special member preview of our upcoming exhibit The Spirit Returns 2.0: A Duwamish and Settler Story, on Friday, October 8 at 6:00 PM. This preview is free to all Historical Society members. We kindly ask that you RSVP below. We hope you will join us to explore The Spirit Returns 2.0…

Remembering September 11, 2001

Twenty years have passed since the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Although two decades have passed in the blink of an eye, memories remain fresh in our minds about the heroism, terror, unity, and change generated that day. As a society we have pledged to never forget the tragedy that unfolded and the Southwest…

Cycle History Sound Spots: Bike, Don’t Run

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is delighted to announce the return of Cycle History in partnership with West Seattle Bike Connections for the fifth year in a row. Cycle History is back for an in-person ride in 2021! Join us for a ride through West’s Seattle’s Admiral District starting and ending at Hiawatha Playfield and…

West Seattle Art Club Donates Bench to Historical Society

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is thrilled to announce that West Seattle Art Club has generously donated a sculptural art bench for permanent use on the grounds of the Log House Museum. The bench was unveiled in a dedication ceremony on Friday, August 27, which was attended by several members of the Art Club and…

September 9 Words, Writers, and Southwest Stories: Hiking Washington’s History

WATCH NOW ‘Words, Writers & Southwest Stories,’ a speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is excited to announce that it is hosting Judy Bentley for a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, September 9 at 6:00 PM. Bentley will deliver a presentation “New Historic Trails” from the second edition of Hiking Washington’s History. Registration…

Thank You to Riverside Cleanup Volunteers

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is grateful to our dedicated garden volunteers Kerry Korsgaard, Judy Maginnis, Judy Demetre, and Marilyn Miller, who have donated their time and expertise to maintain our Riverside Memorial triangle, which is located at 3810 17th Ave SW, just off West Marginal Way and almost directly beneath the West Seattle Bridge….

Save the Dates for the Stone Cottage Move

Stone Cottage to roll on Tuesday, Aug. 17   Announcing the ‘First Mile’ Auctionto benefit Save the Stone Cottage West Seattle, WA — Aug. 9, 2021. The moving date is SET! The historic Stone Cottage is about to embark on its First Mile road trip, and the Save the Stone Cottage team is celebrating this big…

August 12 Words, Writers, and Southwest Stories: The River That Made Seattle

WATCH NOW ‘Words, Writers & Southwest Stories,’ a speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is excited to announce that it is hosting BJ Cummings for a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, August 12 at 6:00 PM. Cummings will deliver a presentation on her book The River That Made Seattle: A Human and Natural…

July 8 Words, Writers, and Southwest Stories: The History of South Seattle College

WATCH NOW ‘Words, Writers & Southwest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is excited to announce that it is hosting Jill Wakefield for a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, July 8 at 6:00 PM. Wakefield will deliver a presentation entitled, “The History of South Seattle College.” Registration is required. South…

July 10 at 1 PM: Listen to the Trees Book Reading and Signing with Sean Petrie

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is thrilled to announce that we’ll be joined by our friend Sean Petrie for an in-person book reading and signing on Saturday, July 10 at 1:00 PM. Petrie will deliver a short reading from his award-winning book Listen to the Trees: A Poetic Snapshot of West Seattle, Then & Now,…

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