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Honor the Past. Educate. Celebrate the Future

Mission. Restore our historic Port Ludlow landmark, sharing in the history as a lighthouse of hope; revitalizing the community that once was. Building our community, strengthening our connections by living with purpose; while providing an opportunity for education of our rich history of this area. Bridging generations by way of a historical online museum, classes highlighting sustainable living, and an inclusive gathering place just as the original homesteaders intended. 

Comprised of community volunteers we are a Washington State non-profit group with a now nationally recognized historic building, we are stewards of the little white church on Swansonville Road. 

Join us on this journey as we restore the last remaining historic community space in Port Ludlow and revitalize our community with a gathering place for all. A lighthouse for heritage, hope and health.

Donations to the Friends of Swansonville are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law, thanks to our fiscal sponsor, Jefferson County Historical Society, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation. Please let us know if you would like a form for tax donation purposes and we will gladly return to you. 

Mailing address is: 11 Werner Rd  Port Ludlow Wa 98365,  contact us via email  at friendsofswansonville@gmail.com


Built around 1904-1905 this church provided a community space for some of the original pioneer families. Fellowship, music, marriages, and community support all played an important role in shaping this area. 

Rather than stand by and watch as this historic structure fall down, FOS was created. Through grants, fundraising, and community support we are actively revitalizing this area. 


 We are a grassroots organization, comprised of volunteers working together to save our history.  Please consider supporting this effort with a donation of time or money.

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Get in touch, we need your help! Interested in volunteering or being on a committee? Have any historic photos to share, stories to tell? We want to know.  It will help shape our restoration efforts and make sure we meet the needs of the community.

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