‘Extraordinary Women of Highline’ at Burien Community Center through Jan.

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The Burien Community Center will be presenting a new exhibit curated by Highline Historical Society intern Colleen Lenahan until Jan. 31, 2013.

The exhibit, called “Extraordinary Women of Highline,” showcases the accomplishments of eleven pioneering women from the Highline area. These women impacted their communities in profound ways, giving back in the form of civic involvement, political progress, education, and the written word.

“There have been many incredible women who have contributed to developing the Highline region since pioneer days, and though we cannot celebrate them all in this exhibit, those honored here represent the broad spectrum of achievement of all female Highline leaders,” reads an announcement.

Colleen is working on her M.A. in Museology at the University of Washington.

The exhibit can be found in the lobby at the Burien Community Center (14700 6th Ave SW), where it will be on display until January 31, 2013.

Burien Community Center hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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One Response to “‘Extraordinary Women of Highline’ at Burien Community Center through Jan.”
  1. sallie tierney says:

    I look upon my mom as one of these women. The family moved here in 1928. Mom rode her horses all over Burien – up to the feed store that is still there on 152nd. She graduated from Highline High School in the depths of the Great Depression. And at 98 years old she’s still contributing to our community.

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