(Photo courtesy Southwest Seattle Historical Society)
Along with music and art, tonight’s palette of possibilities in West Seattle also included history. In the courtyard at the Log House Museum, 20 people watched and listened as Will Winter shared highlights of the Alki Point Lighthouse‘s hundred-year history. He was in the uniform he and other U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers wear as they spend summer weekend afternoons showing visitors around the lighthouse and its grounds. The Southwest Seattle Historical Society, based at the museum, has joined with the USCG and the Auxiliary to celebrate the lighthouse’s centennial; it began in earnest with festivities back on June 1st, continues with weekend tours through the end of this month, and will peak at the SWSHS’s lunch gala November 9th, themed “Tripping the Lighthouse Fantastic.” (You can order your tickets now – go here to see how.)
P.S. The next big SWSHS event is a different centennial – on August 18th, Greg and Sharon Nickels host the 100th-birthday party for their North Admiral home, as a benefit for SWSHS and a chance to learn about not only the house and neighborhood history, but also about researching your own home; details here.