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Mission and Purpose of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society: The mission of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is to advocate for the collection, protection and preservation of historic artifacts and sites, and to sponsor programs and events which enhance our community's heritage. Mission and Purpose of the Log House Museum: A place to discover and celebrate the history of the Duwamish Peninsula and the birthplace of Seattle.
The Southwest Seattle Historical Society was founded in 1984 and is dedicated to preserving, interpreting,and communicating the legacy of West Seattle, White Center, the Duwamish Peninsula and Seattle'sorigins. Goals include preserving and landmarking historic buildings within the community, recordingoral histories, and implementing our heritage education outreach program in local schools.
On November 13,1997, the Society, after a three year capital campaign opened the doors of the Log House Museum at Alki, Birthplace of Seattle, 3003 61st Ave. SW
The Museum has hosted well over 10,000 visitors since its opening, including 100's of school visits as well as publishing "West Seattle Memories-Alki" based on oral histories and written memoirs from elders in the community which was funded by a City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods grant.