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The Highline Historical Society asks: ‘Is there a Van Gogh in your garage’?

The Highline Historical Society asks: ‘Is there a Van Gogh in your garage’?

The Highline Historical Society is asking: “Is there a Van Gogh in your garage?“ Haul out those treasures you’ve always wondered about and bring them to the Highline Historical Society’s... [Read more]

Waskowitz ‘Biggest Tree’ contest goes through August; do you know of one?

Waskowitz ‘Biggest Tree’ contest goes through August; do you know of one?

Burien resident Kent Horton has a long history with Camp Waskowitz, the Highline School District’s outdoor education center located in North Bend. As a sixth grader in the Highline School District,... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society’s ‘Family Treasures’ Workshop is July 23

Highline Historical Society’s ‘Family Treasures’ Workshop is July 23

Learn how to care for your family treasures at a workshop being taught by Highline Historical Society curator Nancy Salguero McKay on Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m…

Highline Historical Society reaps awards for ‘Hope in Hard Times’ exhibit

Highline Historical Society reaps awards for ‘Hope in Hard Times’ exhibit

The Highline Historical Society has been reaping acclaim and honors for its ‘Hope in Hard Times’ exhibit, which ran from October through December last year…

Know of a ‘Waskowitz Tree’? Waskowitz Big Tree Contest underway

Know of a ‘Waskowitz Tree’? Waskowitz Big Tree Contest underway

From the 1960s through the 1980s, 6th-graders in the Highline School District came home from their week at Camp Waskowitz with a fir seedling to plant in their yards as a reminder of lessons about forestry and conservation…

Tickets now on sale for the Saturday, June 14 Highline Garden Tour

Tickets now on sale for the Saturday, June 14 Highline Garden Tour

Tired of mowing the lawn in his backyard, Dennis Baar installed a creek bed in its place. His garden will be on the Highline Garden Tour this year. Carol Lee Harrison relaxes in front of a garden trellis... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society’s Photography exhibit at Community Center thru June

Highline Historical Society’s Photography exhibit at Community Center thru June

The Highline Historical Society is presenting a new exhibit at the Burien Community Center – PHOTOGRAPHY, THE ART OF DRAWING AND PAINTING USING ONLY LIGHT – will be on display in the lobby until... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society‘s online auction opens – shop for Mother’s Day!

Highline Historical Society‘s online auction opens – shop for Mother’s Day!

The Highline Historical Society’s online fundraiser auction is officially open! From now through May 3 at 7 p.m., shoppers can browse through a virtual storehouse of inspired merchandise and fun experiences... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society to mark Earth Day with ‘Chasing Ice’ film on April 22

Highline Historical Society to mark Earth Day with ‘Chasing Ice’ film on April 22

To celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, the Highline Historical Society will be presenting a screening of Chasing Ice, the National Geographic film that frames the story of our planet’s changing... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society presents ‘Coming Home: Baseball’s America’

Highline Historical Society presents ‘Coming Home: Baseball’s America’

The Highline Historical Society will be presenting “Coming Home: Baseball’s America” – a free program – at SeaTac City Hall starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23…

Highline Historical Society’s ‘Hope in Hard Times’ closes this Saturday

Highline Historical Society’s ‘Hope in Hard Times’ closes this Saturday

The final day for the Highline Historical Society’s popular “Hope in Hard Times” exhibit about the Great Depression will be this Saturday, Jan. 4. The exhibit of Depression-era artifacts has been... [Read more]

Read about ‘The Miracle on 153rd Street’

Read about ‘The Miracle on 153rd Street’

There was a fire at BAT’s home of 34 years (read our extensive coverage here). It is up to the Burien City Council, BAT’s landlord, to decide whether to rebuild the theater space or not. But this... [Read more]

Burien Musician Ryan Burns to perform at pop-up museum Thursday night

Burien Musician Ryan Burns to perform at pop-up museum Thursday night

The Highline Historical Society is hosting Burien musician Ryan Burns this Thursday, Dec. 19, starting at 6:30 p.m. at its pop-up museum, located at 216 SW 153rd Street. Burns will be accompanied by Chris... [Read more]

There’s ‘Hope’ – Burien Actors Theatre to perform in Highline Historical space

There’s ‘Hope’ – Burien Actors Theatre to perform in Highline Historical space

Our friends at Burien Actors Theatre, hit hard by Tuesday’s arson fire at the Burien Annex (read our extensive coverage here), announced via social media Thursday morning that they have located... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society’s ‘Hope in Hard Times’ celebrates the holidays

Highline Historical Society’s ‘Hope in Hard Times’ celebrates the holidays

The Highline Historical Society invites the community to take a break from holiday shopping and bring friends and family in to see its “Hope in Hard Times” exhibit in December. The exhibit is located... [Read more]

PANORAMA: ‘Hope In Hard Times’ Exhibit Now Open

PANORAMA: ‘Hope In Hard Times’ Exhibit Now Open

Have you made time to stop and visit the Highline Historical Society’s “Hope in Hard Times” pop-up museum on SW 153rd Street? Originally developed by the Washington State History Museum, the... [Read more]

New ‘Hope in Hard Times’ exhibit pops up on SW 153rd in Burien

New ‘Hope in Hard Times’ exhibit pops up on SW 153rd in Burien

Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Highline Historical Society will be hosting a “Hope in Hard Times” pop-up museum on SW 153rd Street, about the Great Depression era in Washington State. Originally developed... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society launches website for ‘Hope in Hard Times’ exhibit

Highline Historical Society launches website for ‘Hope in Hard Times’ exhibit

To kick off the big traveling exhibit that the Highline Historical Society will be hosting in a Burien storefront beginning in October, the Society has launched a new website: http://www.wahopeinhardtimes.net. On... [Read more]

LETTER: A note of ‘Thanks’ from the Highline Historical Society

LETTER: A note of ‘Thanks’ from the Highline Historical Society

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, On behalf of the Highline Historical... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society’s Online Auction Fundraiser now open

Highline Historical Society’s Online Auction Fundraiser now open

The Highline Historical Society has opened its online auction fundraiser, which runs through June 2. “Auction items range from exotic vacation getaways, to restaurant gift certificates, to sports... [Read more]

Tickets for the June 8 Highline Garden Tour are on sale now

Tickets for the June 8 Highline Garden Tour are on sale now

Tickets for the Highline Historical Society’s 2013 Highline Garden Tour – set for Saturday, June 8 – are now on sale. This popular annual event allows participants to visit inspiring private... [Read more]

Learn about the life and times of General George Pickett on Saturday, April 27

Learn about the life and times of General George Pickett on Saturday, April 27

Who was the “leader of the charge” and why is he important to Washington State? Find out when the Highline Historical Society presents General George Pickett himself this Saturday, April 27... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society Quilt Exhibit Opens at Community Center Today

Highline Historical Society Quilt Exhibit Opens at Community Center Today

Marie O’Kelley, Carla Stehr, Linda Johanson and Sonia gather around one of O’Kelley’s quilts, which is now on exhibit at the Burien Community Center. Click image to see larger version. The Highline... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society to Present Quilt Art Exhibit March 18–29

Highline Historical Society to Present Quilt Art Exhibit March 18–29

The Highline Historical Society announced that it will be showcasing the work of four outstanding Highline-area quilt artists from March 18 – 29 at the Burien Community Center. “A Sense of Place: In... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society Offering Intermediate Genealogy Classes

Highline Historical Society Offering Intermediate Genealogy Classes

Following up on the introductory genealogy classes it offered last year, the Highline Historical Society this spring will be offering an intermediate series of classes in genealogical research from 1 –... [Read more]

Learn About ‘Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums’ Sunday, Feb. 24

Learn About ‘Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums’ Sunday, Feb. 24

The Highline Historical Society and Humanities Washington will be presenting a conversation with Harriet Baskas, a member of the 2012-14 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau on Sunday, Feb. 24. This free... [Read more]