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A Message From Our President

Kathy Blackwell, President
SWSHS Board of Trustees

As President of the Board of Trustees, I want to thank each of you for your ongoing support of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.  At this time of dramatic world events, we recognize even more vividly the value and importance of understanding historical context.  We appreciate your commitment to the role of local history.

This next year, we will be exploring new neighborhoods on the Duwamish Peninsula, developing fascinating exhibits and presenting innovative children’s programming.  We are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Log House Museum on June 3rd at Salty’s on Alki

However, we can’t bring this all together without the support of our membership and community.  We need your involvement now more than ever.

How can you help?

Social Media Awareness:  If you haven’t already, we suggest following the historical society on Facebook and Instagram.  Check in regularly and don’t hesitate to click that “share” button.  Engage with us online and like/comment on posts if something resonates with you. 

Word of Mouth:  While online platforms are fun and sophisticated with all their features, nothing beats talking to your neighbors and friends in real life.  Share why you feel local history is important. 

Attend our ProgramsPlan to attend our next program on March 10th, where Clay Eals will be in conversation with John Bennett, author of “The Shyvers Multiphone Story”.  And invite neighbors and friends to attend. 

Donate:  Adonation at this time would be especially helpful to keep the fires burning and the doors open!   https://www.loghousemuseum.org/get-involved/donate/

Volunteer:  We have numerous needs for volunteers, from help with our collection to administrative work to help with community outreach.  Please contact our Interim Executive Director, Maggie Kase, (maggiek@loghousemuseum.org)

If you have any other ideas for community outreach and support or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  (kathyblackwell206@gmail.com)

Thanks again for your enthusiasm and commitment!

Kathy Blackwell
President, Board of Trustees

The Log House Museum is open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4pm. Face coverings are still required in the Log House Museum for all visitors age 5 and older regardless of vaccination status.