Southwest Seattle Historical Society - Log House Museum
‘THE SHIP SAILS AGAIN!’ A Celebration of the
Renovation of West Seattle’s Historic Admiral Theater!
The evening of March 22, 2017, was a special night for West Seattle, as hundreds crowded into the Historic Admiral Theater to celebrate a months-long renovation that resulted in four brand-new auditoriums with new seats, new restrooms, all-digital projection and much more. Featured that evening were film programs from the theater’s four eras: the Portola Theater (1919-1941), the Admiral Theater (1942-1972), the Admiral Twin Theater (1973-2016) and the present-day Historic Admiral Theater. That the nearly 100-year-old building is preserved and open for business owes to our organization’s successful campaign to secure city landmark status for the moviehouse in 1989. For more details, photos, videos and media coverage, come back soon!
Welcome to the “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society! Discover this gem one block from Alki Beach in a restored 1904 log building surrounded by a native plant garden.
Our current exhibit is “Welcome Home,” the third part of a three-part series called “Telling Our Westside Stories.”
Our storefront and home, the museum (with restored Admiral totem pole) is a place to discover and celebrate the history of the Duwamish peninsula and the Birthplace of Seattle.
Open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Open other days and times by appointment only. Fully handicapped-accessible. To schedule a group tour, call 206-484-8008.
If you are visiting our museum, you can park free at the nearby Alki Homestead parking lot, one-half block north of our museum. Just park there, come to the museum for a pass, slip it onto your dashboard, and you are good to go.
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