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.
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.
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.
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.
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.