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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 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…

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, militarism and economic exploitation are incapable of being conquered…”

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]

Military Road to be focus of 2014 site-specific Arts projects

Military Road to be focus of 2014 site-specific Arts projects

Two projects focusing on the historical significance of Military Road (see map below) have received site-specific project funding from 4Culture, the cultural services agency that provides arts and heritage... [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]

Highline Historical Society to host ‘It’s About Time’ workshops

Highline Historical Society to host ‘It’s About Time’ workshops

In conjunction with its “Hope in Hard Times” exhibit, the Highline Historical Society will be presenting a free workshop series on saving family treasures, tracing your family tree, caring for 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]

REMINDER: Learn the history behind ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Wed. night!

REMINDER: Learn the history behind ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Wed. night!

REMINDER: Local Screenwriter/Attorney Steve Edmiston will be doing a presentation on ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ for the Des Moines Historical Society Wednesday night, Sept. 11, starting at... [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]

Learn about ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Des Moines Historical Society Sept. 11

Learn about ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Des Moines Historical Society Sept. 11

The Des Moines Historical Society will be hosting a presentation on ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ by local Screenwriter and Attorney Steve Edmiston, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11... [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]

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Unexpected, yet very sweet estate sale find…

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Unexpected, yet very sweet estate sale find…

by Shawn Underwood I bet a lot – or well most of you – have been to the Tin Room in Beercan, aka Burien, WA. I love the ambiance of the Tin Room and Tin Theater with the rusty old signs and salvaged... [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]

Three Tree Point Youth Association seeking donations for Youth Cabin

Three Tree Point Youth Association seeking donations for Youth Cabin

An often-overlooked cabin sits quietly at the end of 164th Place SW in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood, and the non-profit organization behind it – the Three Tree Point Youth Association... [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]

VIDEO: KOMO News Does Report on ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Film/Stunt

VIDEO: KOMO News Does Report on ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Film/Stunt

Normandy Park resident Matt Markovich, a Reporter at KOMO-TV, also happens to be a neighbor of John White, Executive Producer of the upcoming film ‘The Maury Island Incident’…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Why Did This Tree Have to Die?’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Why Did This Tree Have to Die?’

[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:] Click image to see larger version. This tree... [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]

A Few Moments With Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Few Moments With Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: We are re-posting this column (originally run Nov. 2, 2008) in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, whose life and work we celebrate today:] “When machines and computers, profit... [Read more]

Founder of Piledriving Company Goes ‘APE’ Over Upcoming Local UFO Film

Founder of Piledriving Company Goes ‘APE’ Over Upcoming Local UFO Film

John White, Founder of American Piledriving Equipment (APE) and an area resident, has stepped up to pile on the majority of funding for an historic local UFO conspiracy movie that will begin filming this... [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]

SAVE THE DATE: ‘The Bubbleator Sessions, Vol. 1′ Release Party is Dec. 14!

SAVE THE DATE: ‘The Bubbleator Sessions, Vol. 1′ Release Party is Dec. 14!

[for best viewing experience, switch to 720p and full-screen] A new project put together by BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer, local band Trip Like Animals (featuring Mike Molner from the Tin Room)... [Read more]