Historical society seeks new executive director

April 19th, 2017

Employment opportunity: Executive Director Applications due at 5 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017. For details, click here. ===== After four-plus years of leadership, Clay Eals steps down from post The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is seeking a new executive director to succeed heritage advocate Clay Eals, who has resigned after four-and-a-quarter years in the position. …Read More.


Farewell to Alki museum visionary Merrilee Hagen

April 17th, 2017

The longtime West Seattle resident who sparked acquisition of our historical society’s “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum on Alki has died. Merrilee Ann Blackinton Hagen, a former board president of our historical society, a longtime real-estate broker and a prolific painter of local scenes, had been recovering from lymphoma when she died of a …Read More.


VIDEO: Two city landmarks in the Junction!

April 5th, 2017

Campbell and Hamm buildings win unanimous board votes to become Junction’s first official landmarks Good news! The Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board voted unanimously on April 5, 2017, to designate as a city landmark the Campbell Building (main tenant Cupcake Royale). This follows a unanimous vote of the board on Feb. 15, 2017, to designate as …Read More.


Beloved 1908 log building gets reprieve

March 10th, 2017

A move toward preservation Beloved 1908 log building gets reprieve; West Seattle family to bring it home   By Clay Eals To house mover Jeff McCord, it’s “a creative way to slow the loss of neighborhood character.” To Seattle University urban-planning professor Marie Wong, it’s an illustration of “our responsibility to historicism.” And to Admiral …Read More.


VIDEO: Visit our ‘Welcome Home’ exhibit through the summer!

January 27th, 2017

In this video, Lissa Kramer, curator for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, speaks to a members-only opening on June 25, 2016, for the “Welcome Home” exhibit at our “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum. Exhibit beckons: ‘Welcome Home’ “Welcome Home,” the newest exhibit at our “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum, focuses on the physical …Read More.