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  • Museum Alphabet

    We combed through our collection of over 10,000 photos, archives, and objects to bring you a special Museum Alphabet! Click through the slides below to see something from our collection…

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    4th of July…..1905

    Since we cannot bring you our annual 4th of July Picnic in 2020, we invite you to step back in time with us to experience a 4th of July on…

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    May 28th Workshop: Digitizing Your Family Photos

    We invite you to join us for a virtual workshop on digitizing your family photos! Have you wanted to scan your photos but don’t know where to start? Ever wondered…

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    Museum Alphabet Special Edition

    For our Museum Alphabet series, we couldn’t decide between two “J” options, so we are bringing you a double feature! First up, we have a cool collection of Jigsaw Puzzles…

  • Volunteer Highlight: Roberta Hyman

    This month we are highlighting collections volunteer, Roberta Hyman. Roberta assists staff with labeling and housing artifacts, and many other projects! She is appreciated in the museum for her meticulous…

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    Help Capture History: Documenting COVID-19

    The Southwest Seattle Historical Society realizes that we are living through an historic event. In an effort to document the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on our community,…

  • Women’s History Month Collection Highlight

    In honor of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting West Seattle Hall-of-Famer, L. Jane Hastings. Born in 1928, Jane grew up in the Fauntleroy neighborhood. After graduation, Jane went on…

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    Doc Maynard Letters Donation

    On February 8th, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society accepted a collection of 32 letters mostly written by David “Doc” Maynard and his wife, Catherine, from 1850 to 1893 and sent…

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    Valentine’s Day in the Collection

    This month, we are sharing some special Valentine’s and love themed items from our collection. First, here is a sweet Valentine from Isabelle Colman to her mother, Ida May in…

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    Intern Highlight: Institutional Archives

    Not everyone has heard of institutional archives, but they serve a very important function for establishments everywhere. The institutional archives are where an organization puts their important records regarding the…

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