Southwest Seattle Historical Society - Log House Museum

Join us Thursday, December 14 for our Holiday on the Porch!

The Log House Museum, Husky Deli and Northwest Art & Frame are so excited to bring you a holiday gingerbread house contest! Fill your senses with the smells of spice and gingerbread; spend quality time with family & friends and celebrate the spirit of creativity and imagination with the community. Completed houses can be dropped off at Husky Deli between December 15th through December 29th. Judging will be held January 6th. Three catorgies—each with lovely prizes!

Join the West Seattle Gingerbread House Contest now!



Holiday hours: We will be closed Saturday & Sunday, December 23 & 24.

Group Hugs ‘R’ Us (video, too!)

Please click here for information on how you can obtain high-resolution, largest-size jpg files of the two Centennial Group Hugs for 2017 (left) at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse on May 21, 2017, and (right) at West Seattle High School on June 3, 2017. Both photos are contributed by Jean Sherrard. Big thanks also to Pacific Rim Equipment Rental and Live Oak Audio Visual. Also on the same page (click here) are videos of the ceremonies for both centennial events, contributed by Brad Chrisman and Klem Daniels of Klem Daniels Productions. _______________________________________________________

Loghouse4Our museum awaits you!

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 206-938-5293. 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. ________________________________________________________

Our mission: to promote local heritage through education, preservation and advocacy!


Got an Alki Homestead story, photo or video to share? Want to read others’ stories and see their photos and videos? Click here for our Virtual Chicken Dinner page! Alki Homestead menu and chicken dinner

Group Hug for the Homestead on June 5, 2015, draws 1,000 students!

Click here to see (and print) a photo of the Group Hug as well as to see details and VIDEO of the event and of ongoing restoration progress!

Funding in part provided by:

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