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SAVE THE DATE: Grand Opening for new Highline Heritage Museum is June 14

SAVE THE DATE: Grand Opening for new Highline Heritage Museum is June 14

SAVE THE DATE: The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony/party for the new Highline Heritage Museum will be from 4 – 6 p.m.  on Friday, June 14! But this won’t be your usual ribbon cutting... [Read more]

Cyndi Upthegrove unanimously chosen by City Council as ‘Citizen of the Year’

Cyndi Upthegrove unanimously chosen by City Council as ‘Citizen of the Year’

Cyndi Upthegrove at a Highline Historical Society meeting in Dec., 2018. Cyndi Upthegrove was unanimously chosen by the Burien City Council as its 2019 ‘Citizen of the Year’ at Monday night’s... [Read more]

Upthegrove resigns, Nancy Salguero McKay takes over at Historical Society

Upthegrove resigns, Nancy Salguero McKay takes over at Historical Society

Cyndi Upthegrove at a Highline Historical Society meeting in Dec., 2018. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Cyndi Upthgegrove announced that she has resigned her position as Managing Trustee of the Highline Historical... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help at new Highline Heritage Museum

Volunteers needed to help at new Highline Heritage Museum

Volunteers are needed to help at the new Highline Heritage Museum, beginning this Friday, Sept. 14. Nancy Salguero McKay, the Curator of Collections, is seeking help: PACKING: People interested in carefully... [Read more]

Historian Feliks Banel will discuss Northwest Radio History on Sun., Oct. 15

Historian Feliks Banel will discuss Northwest Radio History on Sun., Oct. 15

Join the Highline Historical Society for a special program next Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15 (the Seahawks have a bye), when local historian Feliks Banel will speak about Northwest Radio History at SeaTac... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Beam signing commemorates new Highline Heritage Museum

PHOTOS: Beam signing commemorates new Highline Heritage Museum

Local dignitaries, board members, donors and other citizens were invited to sign the ‘last beam’ at the under-construction Highline Heritage Musuem at 819 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien on... [Read more]

We finally found out who Burien’s ‘Peter Western Bridge’ was named after…

We finally found out who Burien’s ‘Peter Western Bridge’ was named after…

After we posted numerous stories about the closing and demolition of Burien’s Peter Western Bridge, we received a few inquiries asking things like “who the heck was Peter Western?” –... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society’s annual online auction fundraiser is now live

Highline Historical Society’s annual online auction fundraiser is now live

Left to right: Construction Manager Pat Patterson, Trustees Kitty Milne, Cyndi Upthegrove, Jeff Taylor and Bob Frey as demolition for the new museum at SW 152nd and Ambaum begins. The annual Highline... [Read more]

Has American politics always been so crazy? Expert will discuss Sunday at BAT

Has American politics always been so crazy? Expert will discuss Sunday at BAT

Back by popular demand – has American politics always been so crazy? Come find out from Cornell Clayton, Director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington... [Read more]

Whoops! Facade wall of old building being demolished for new museum falls over

Whoops! Facade wall of old building being demolished for new museum falls over

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Over this last weekend, as construction workers were carefully tearing down an old building on a lot that will soon be the new home for the Highline Heritage Museum,... [Read more]

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division and Anger in US Politics’ at Highline Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, to be held at SeaTac City Hall (4800 S. 188th) on Sunday, Oct, 9 at 1... [Read more]

Highline Garden Tour will explore historic gardens on Saturday, June 11

Highline Garden Tour will explore historic gardens on Saturday, June 11

Featuring excellent views and good ideas for those with health restrictions, this is one garden to visit on the 2016 Highline Garden Tour, coming Saturday, June 11: Beginning 40 years ago, this gardener... [Read more]

Tickets for Highline Garden Tour – on Saturday, June 11 – are on sale now

Tickets for Highline Garden Tour – on Saturday, June 11 – are on sale now

The featured gardens in Burien, SeaTac and Normandy Park this year all demonstrate ingenious alternatives to lawns – from creeks and ponds to botanical located beneath the 3rd runway. This popular annual... [Read more]

Learn about Latinos in Highline at SeaTac City Hall

Learn about Latinos in Highline at SeaTac City Hall

The Highline Historical Society’s ‘Latinos in Highline’ exhibit opened recently at SeaTac City Hall, located at 4800 S. 188th Street. This exhibit is more than a simple re-telling... [Read more]

Share your UFO stories with Highline Historical Society at BUFO Festival April 1

Share your UFO stories with Highline Historical Society at BUFO Festival April 1

If you’ve ever had a “Close Encounter of the Third Kind,” (or second, or first…) be sure and stop by the Highline Historical Society’s booth located in front of the future... [Read more]