Seattle’s oldest surviving house, near Alki Beach, goes on sale for $630K

June 17th, 2017

The home widely considered the oldest still-standing house in Seattle went up for sale on Thursday, June 15, 2017, open houses took place the next two days, and offers are due Monday, June 19, 2017. Standing at 3045 64th Ave. S.W., one-half block from Alki Beach (and three blocks west of our museum), the home …Read More.


Centennial Group Hugs ‘R’ Us: Download West Seattle High School and Fauntleroy Schoolhouse images — plus see video of both ceremonies!

June 4th, 2017

Please enjoy this video of the Centennial Group Hug for West Seattle High School, held Saturday, June 3, 2017, in front of the school’s historic entrance, featuring speakers West Seattle High School Alumni Association President Karen Dobbs (1971 graduate) and King County Executive Dow Constantine (1980 graduate). The video was taken by contributors Klem Daniels …Read More.


An essay by Phil Hoffman: Alki Joins the City of West Seattle and Gets a Streetcar

May 26th, 2017

Editor’s note: Phil Hoffman, an Alki resident and researcher, contributed this essay in the belief that a greater community has a responsibility for its constituent communities and vice versa. If desired, please click on the images to enlarge them. By Phillip H. Hoffman The City of West Seattle was incorporated in 1902. The citizens of …Read More.


VIDEO: Carol Vincent receives countywide lifetime volunteer honor

April 28th, 2017

Enjoy this video of Carol Vincent receiving the Willard Jue volunteer award of the Association of King County Historical Organizations (AKCHO) from King County Council member Kathy Lambert.   Our own Carol Vincent, former board president and a multi-faceted volunteer for our organization for 28 years, was the recipient of this year’s Willard Jue Memorial …Read More.


Our 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.