From memorabilia to maps, the story of West Seattle’s relationship with the land and the water is told in the first phase of “Telling Our Westside Stories,” a three-year project involving the Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s Log House Museum and numerous community members. Museum manager Sarah Frederick (left) and the LHM team opened the exhibit today for the first time. It’s not just something to look at – it’s something to hear, “based on more than 40 oral-history interviews and photographs from the society’s collection.” Not just photos – the stories relate to items from our area’s past, too:
You can see, and hear – headsets are supplied at multiple listening stations – the new exhibit during museum hours, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays. The museum is at 61st and Stevens, a block inland from Alki Beach. You’ll also have a chance in the coming months to see and hear an exhibit component – an interactive map with audio clips, which the museum says will travel to schools, libraries, and community centers.