December 16 Curator Talk: Spirit Returns 2.0: A Duwamish and Settler Story


The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is excited to announce that it is hosting curator Maggie Kase for a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, December 16 at 6:00 PM. Kase will be diving into the historical society’s latest exhibit the Spirit Returns 2.0: A Duwamish and Settler Story.

The “Spirit Returns 2.0” reexamines non-native settler accounts of early relations with the Duwamish tribe to set the stage for a celebration of contemporary collaborations and friendship between these communities. Join us to hear an up close and personal account of David “Doc” S. Maynard, Arthur Denny, and more of the prominent settler families who arrived in Alki in the 1850s. The program will also include some behind-the-scenes information about the creation of the exhibit at the historical society, including a sneak-peek at the contents of David Maynard’s letters that aren’t included in the exhibit.

Maggie Kase (she/her) is the curator of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. Maggie previously worked as a museum consultant and teaching artist. She specialized in visitor services support, public programming, exhibits, and interpretation, most notably for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. Before moving to Washington, Maggie worked at a combination of museums and cultural centers in the programming and curatorial departments including The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home, and the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Arts Management and English Literature from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and a master’s degree in Museology from the University of Washington. 

Thank you to our exhibit sponsors 4Culture and the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture for your generous support of the Spirit Returns 2.0: A Duwamish and Settler Story!

This talk is also made possible by the support of our sponsors Luna Park Cafe, Alki Beach Academy, and HomeStreet Bank.

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.