Highline Historical Society Hosts Golden Age Of Air Travel Panel Oct. 17th


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The Highline Historical Society is saluting airport pioneers by hosting a panel of people who worked at SeaTac Airport during the “Golden Age of Air Travel,” from the 1950s and later, on Sunday, Oct. 17th at 2pm.

The program, which will be held at SeaTac City Hall, is free and open to the public. Panelists include Monty Leffel, Northwest Airlines purser; Pan Am pilot Ralph Shape; Alaska Airlines Special Projects Director Danna Siverts; Phyllis Mitchell, a food service employee for United Airlines; and John Lievero, ramp agent for five different airlines.

The Historical Society is always seeking memories, personal mementos and even home movies to add to its archives of the airport. Those who contribute memories or mementos by Oct. 31st will be entered in a drawing to win dinner for two at Mick Kelley’s Irish Pub in Burien. Please contact editor@highlinehistory.org for more information.

Danna Siverts displays memorabilia from her career at Alaska Airlines. Photo courtesy Highline Historical Society.

In the meantime, all those attending the Oct. 17th meeting are encouraged to share their own recollections and comments, and bring their own memorabilia to display. SeaTac City Hall is located at 4800 S 188th Street. Parking is free.

The Highline Historical Society is a 16-year old non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history and telling the stories of Highline. The bulk of the Society’s collections are in storage pending the construction of the Highline Heritage Museum in Burien.

For more information visit the Society’s web site at http://www.highlinehistory.org.

To join the Highline Historical Society (we’re members), click here: http://www.highlinehistory.org/JoinHHS.htm.

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