Gift Shop


Seattle Coloring Book — for kids from 8 to 88

2015 09-10 Seattle coloring book6iLRFrom Methow Valley artist Mary Kay Johnson, this fanciful Seattle Coloring Book has 16 pages of images for creative embellishment. She put the book together after she and other female cousins got together for an annual camp-out in a forest in the Pacific Northwest and began coloring scenes with marker pens and colored pencils. The book “depicts some of my favorite places to visit in and around Seattle” and is printed on paper sturdy enough to frame and hang. For more info click here.



Shipwreck Honey — made in West Seattle near Alki Beach

Shipwreck HoneyTo go along with our current exhibit, “Telling Our Westside Stories: Work,” we are stocking honey from Daniel Sullivan, a beekeeper in the Alki neighborhood. Next time you’re in the area, why not stop in and take some local honey home with you? We have one-pound jars for $15 and mini-Honey Bear containers for $3. Check out Shipwreck Honey’s website.

$15 for a jar, $3 for a mini-Honey Bear





Memory Book Projects

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society and the Log House Museum are diligently collecting and preserving the history of early West Seattle through the personal recollections of our community’s seniors.

Publications are available now at the Gift Shop at the Log House Museum!


All Aboard for Luna Park 

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by Patricia Filer. Between 1907 and 1913, visitors were drawn to Luna Park in West Seattle, the “Coney Island of the West.EThis history of the park includes over 40 photos, postcards, advertisements, and other images. 45 pages.




West Seattle Memories — Alki

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by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. This Memory Book is a unique collection of charming historic remembrances. It was written by a group of community elders through an organized Museum program called the Long-Timers. One-of-a-kind photographs of the early Alki Beach community highlight the stories and descriptions of a simpler lifestyle. 44 pages.



Memories of Southwest Seattle Businesses 

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by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. This is a visual reminder of early West Seattle and White Center businesses, as recalled by the members of the Log House Museum’s Longtimers Program.




West Side Story: The History of West Seattle and White Center

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by the West Seattle Herald/White Center News. This comprehensive history of Southwest Seattle was compiled and written by the staff of the local West Seattle Herald/White Center News using newspaper archives and extensive community research. Contains more than 200 photos, maps and historical advertisements. Copyright 1987. Now with a complete index, which you can access by clicking here.



Images of America: West Seattle

by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society

The idea of a big city named New York Alki began in 1851 with the arrival of the Bell, Low, Denny, Boren, and Terry families on a Puget Sound shore. Since that rough beginning, logging, farming, shipbuilding, fishing, steel manufacturing, trolleys, and bridges have shaped the area’s people and built communities. Beaches on Puget Sound and a river leading inside the country have defined the Duwamish Peninsula. In 1907, long having discarded the misfit name New York, the town of West Seattle was annexed into Seattle. Being the largest landmass annexed to Seattle brought advantages while West Seattle’s neighborhood distinction and independent spirit remained.


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