Closure ahead for West Seattle’s Log House Museum. Here’s where to see exhibits while it’s closed

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West Seattle’s landmark Log House Museum – home to the Southwest Seattle Historical Society – has a closure ahead. It’ll be closed to the public June 1-June 10 for interior renovations. SWSHS’s Elizabeth Rudrud explains, “These renovations will allow the museum to host more programs (with greater capacity), highlight the building’s original layout as a Carriage House for the Fir Lodge (Alki Homestead) while still interpreting the structure as a private residence, open the space for an upcoming interactive exhibit, and create new opportunities for private-event rentals, which will provide the museum with unrestricted income to support its mission.”

During the closure – and beyond – you can see three traveling exhibits at local libraries. Here are the three exhibits SWSHS is calling Community Explorers:

The exhibits are viewable during the branches’ regular hours; you can find those on the Seattle Public Library website.

1 Reply to "Closure ahead for West Seattle's Log House Museum. Here's where to see exhibits while it's closed"

  • Pdavis May 31, 2023 (9:28 am)

    The log house is an extremely important historic building to our community and city.  Over the years, many people, including Clay Eals have put heart and soul and countless free hours of the time into holding on to this important building. That said it could certainly use a more inviting and creative ‘display’ of the founding of West Seattle/Seattle.  It needs to engage visitors more creatively.   Perhaps the community can get together and brainstorm ways to enhance the visitors experience beyond that beautiful building? Also, it’s important that we continue to financially support it being a community treasure.  Meanwhile, deep, thank you to the people that have dedicated themselves to saving that building and keeping it for our community.  But it does need a freshening up.  Also, it appears the older generation needs to be not only appreciated for holding onto this but now the younger people need to pay attention and step up and continue the journey to hold on to this highly relevant and beautiful building.  Perhaps the Admiral and in Alki community can start a new generation to carry this on and make it better known within the community?

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