‘School Daze’ exhibit and reception ‘pop up’ at The Kenney

Please enjoy this video of the School Daze Pop-Up Museum at the Kenney, with a featured story by longtime teacher Irene McCoy.


In a program free to the public, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society collaborated with The Kenney to co-host School Daze Pop-Up Museum, an exhibit and reception at 2-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, in the lobby of The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way S.W.

A pop-up museum is similar to the Antiques Roadshow. Essentially, it’s showing your stuff and telling your stories for an afternoon.

We featured items from the collection of our “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum as well as those from residents and members of the public. Anyone was welcome to bring a photo or object related to the theme of “school,” but doing so was not required.

A featured story came from longtime teacher Irene McCoy, who told the romantic tale of a teacher exchange between Gatewood Elementary and a school in England resulting in two marriages.

The Kenney provided light refreshments.


SWSHS requires proof of vaccination (or a negative test within 72 hours) for all visitors to the Log House Museum who are 12 years and older. This requirement is in compliance with King County’s mandate. Face coverings are still required in the Log House Museum for all visitors age 5 and older regardless of vaccination status.