Budinich gift deeds Riverside Memorial to our historical society!

July 23rd, 2017

Gathered on May 31, 2017, to celebrate the transfer of the Riverside Memorial to the Southwest Seattle Historical Society are (from left) Riverside natives Mike Budinich, Frank Zuvela and Jerry Vandenberg; Karen Sisson, board president; Peder Nelson, vice-president; Marcy Johnsen and Judy Bentley, former presidents; Nancy Sorensen and Kerry Korsgaard, trustees; and Flora Belle Key, …Read More.

Our board votes to support ‘Access for All’ measure on Aug. 1 county ballot

July 11th, 2017

The board of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society voted this month to urge public support for the “Access for All” measure that will be on the King County ballot on Tuesday, Aug. 1. The measure, promulgated by Cultural Access Washington and supported by King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Council Chair Joe McDermott, …Read More.

VIDEO: Miss our Annual Picnic on July 4? See video of the program here!

July 11th, 2017

Please enjoy this video of our Annual Picnic, held Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in our “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum Courtyard. Emcee was Peder Nelson, vice-president of our board. The event featured several elements: — Live patriotic music from the West Seattle Community Orchestras’ Brass Sextet (0:43-3:55). — A preview of the July 9, …Read More.

Jeff McCord becomes our new executive director!

July 1st, 2017

West Seattle preservationist and nonprofit leader begins work July 1; the public can welcome him at Annual Picnic on Tuesday, July 4 Our board has selected as our organization’s next executive director Jeff McCord, a 24-year resident of West Seattle who has helped save more than 100 historic homes in the Seattle area, served on …Read More.

VIDEOS: ‘Legends of the Road’ screening benefits Historic Admiral Theater mural restoration

June 29th, 2017

Please enjoy this video depicting the introduction (0:00-7:39) and the post-screening Q/A session (7:40-26:24) for the June 27, 2017, “Legends of the Road” event in Pier 4 at the Historic Admiral Theater. You can see a portion of one of the recently exposed auditorium murals in the background.   Screening of ‘Legends of the Road’ …Read More.