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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]

Learn About Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums on Nov. 18

Learn About Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums on Nov. 18

Harriet Baskas The Highline Historical Society and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging conversation with Harriet Baskas, a member of the 2012-14 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau... [Read more]

REMINDER: Re-Live Seattle World’s Fair in ‘The Future Remembered’ Saturday

REMINDER: Re-Live Seattle World’s Fair in ‘The Future Remembered’ Saturday

Fifty years ago today – Oct. 12. 1962 – the Columbus Day storm ripped through the Puget Sound region, providing for a dramatic farewell for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, which was scheduled... [Read more]

Seattle World’s Fair ‘Future Remembered’ Play Coming to Burien Oct. 13

Seattle World’s Fair ‘Future Remembered’ Play Coming to Burien Oct. 13

The cast of Book-It Repertory Theatre’s special edition production of ‘The Future Remembered.’ Photo by Shannon Erickson. Burien Little Theatre is partnering with the Highline Historical... [Read more]

Learn How to Research Your Family History via the Highline Historical Society

Learn How to Research Your Family History via the Highline Historical Society

Back by popular demand – the Highline Historical Society, in conjunction with the South King County Genealogical Society, will hold an introductory series of classes in September for people interested... [Read more]

Rain Gardens to be Featured on Highline Garden Tour this Saturday

Rain Gardens to be Featured on Highline Garden Tour this Saturday

In 2010, Stefanie Berg and her partner (pictured above) bought a Seahurst home with a sloped yard that suited them just fine – that is, until autumn rains set in and a puddle formed right outside the... [Read more]

Highline Garden Tour to Focus on Rain Gardens & More Saturday, June 9

Highline Garden Tour to Focus on Rain Gardens & More Saturday, June 9

The Highline Garden Tour will focus on rain gardens in Seahurst, as well as plein air artists and much more from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. The self-guided tour will cover Burien, SeaTac and... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society Sets Record Straight On Guy Burien Was Named After

Highline Historical Society Sets Record Straight On Guy Burien Was Named After

The Highline Historical Society has posted a very interesting article written by Earl F. Charvet (from research by Charles L. Thiesenhusen) on its website that sets the record straight about Gottlieb Burian…