The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is pleased to announce that this year the most important fundraising event of our calendar will be held digitally from Tuesday, December 1, through Friday, December 4 . While we will miss seeing you at our traditional brunch at Salty’s on Alki this year, please join us online for the perfect opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate the successes of 2020 and support the Historical Society as we work together to build a foundation for a successful future.
November 2 to December 1: Our ‘Raise the Paddle’ donation period opens in advance of the Champagne Gala. Please make your donation toward this fund HERE.
December 1 to December 4: Our online auction will be open for bidding on a range of uniquely West Seattle experiences, items, and gifts through Greater Giving. Registration: GO HERE
December 4 at 7:00 PM: Join us online for a free Champagne Gala, featuring keynote remarks by Lora Radford, Executive Director of the West Seattle Junction Association, and more!
Please check back often for important updates about the program, previews of auction items, and registration information. We hope that you will join us!
If you have any questions please contact the Historical Society at: email@example.com or (206) 350-0999
Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is honored to host Peter Metzelaar for a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, December 10 at 6:00 PM. Metzelaar will deliver a presentation entitled, “Hidden Child of the Holocaust.” Registration is required. Please register HERE. Registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link to the presentation on the date of the event.
Born in Amsterdam in 1935, Metzelaar will share his story of survival during the Holocaust. In 1942, when he was 7, the Nazis seized Peter’s entire family except for Peter and his mother. Metzelaar’s mother contacted the Dutch Underground for help. The Underground found Klaas and Roefina Post who agreed to shelter Peter and his mother on their small farm in northern Holland, putting their own lives at risk. For two years they lived with the Posts, until it became too dangerous and they found another hiding place with two women in The Hague. Peter, his mother, and his aunt were the only survivors of his family. Klaas and Roefina Post have been recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.
After the war, Peter and his mother immigrated to the United States in 1949, arriving in New York. Peter was 13 and didn’t speak any English, but was placed in the 8th grade. Peter had a long career as a radiology technologist. He and his wife Bea raised two children from Pete’s previous marriage and had a third son in California. The Metzelaars moved to Seattle in 1997. Peter continues to be an active member of the Holocaust Center for Humanity’s Speakers Bureau.
This presentation is meant for audiences Grades 6 and above. Please be aware that some content may be disturbing for younger viewers.
Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.
2020 *Virtual* Seattle Jingle Bell Run
Can’t Stop Jingling!
Get your jingle on at the MOST FUN & FESTIVE holiday fun-run around – all to battle the #1 cause of disability!
The Arthritis Foundation’s 2020 Jingle Bell Run is going virtual, but don’t let that stop you from jingling! Whether you run your favorite 5K route, challenge yourself to something new or get moving on your treadmill, you can strut your stuff and FEEL GOOD about DOING GOOD. Every runner/walker will receive an exclusive Jingle Bell Run short sleeve t-shirt, unique medal, and sticker for your water bottle or laptop – shipped right to your doorstep!
Now – more than ever – your support of the Arthritis Foundation is vital and thanks to our generous supporters, we’re helping millions of adults and children challenged by arthritis navigate these difficult times and access the necessary care they need.
So let’s JINGLE ALL THE WAY to a cure together and have a great time along the way! Get your jingle on and spread the Spirit of Yes: Yes to celebrating the arthritis community. Yes to living life to the fullest. And Yes to conquering arthritis for good.
December 11 at 8 AM – December 13 at 8 PM
Register today at https://www.jbr.org/seattle