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Come to our next Volunteer Intro: 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Got time to volunteer? The Southwest Seattle Historical Society needs you! Like to interact with people? Fix computers? Spruce up a garden? Update databases? Make small repairs? Transcribe interviews? Shoot and edit videos and still photos? Plan events? Get a glimpse of our community’s past? Whether you have lived here one year or 50, come …Read More.


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Build awareness of next installment in our book-talk series!

Excitement and attendance continue to build for our book-talk series, “Words Writers & West Seattle,” and volunteers are needed to help spread it! For more info on the series, click here. Fliers are available and need to be posted at lots of community locations: libraries, neighborhood centers, coffee shops, churches, schools, “hangouts” and stores. If you …Read More.


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Come greet visitors to our museum!

We are looking to expand the docent program – the greeters at our Log House Museum. We would like to have two greeters on each shift in case we have other activities that need to be done, in case we’re really busy and so that all our greeters can have company during their time here. Our museum’s open hours …Read More.


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Are you a video-editing whiz?

Would you like to help build the video component of the next phase of our “Telling Our Westside Stories” exhibit? Please let us know. Working with the help of staff to edit video on your own equipment would be a big help. If you are interested, please contact volunteer coordinator Bethany Green.


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Learn stories of our peninsula by transcribing interviews!

Would you like to hear stories about the work lives of those who live on the Duwamish peninsula? Transcribing oral-history interviews from CD to a Word file could be for you! The interviews will be the basis for the “Work” phase of our “Telling Our Westside Stories” exhibit, which is scheduled to open in February. …Read More.