History Section

Meet Political Cartoonist Milt Priggee at Highline Historical Society event Jan. 10

Meet Political Cartoonist Milt Priggee at Highline Historical Society event Jan. 10

The upcoming election holds great promise for the political cartoonist, and here’s your chance to meet one – Milt Priggee will be a SeaTac City Hall on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. for a FREE event... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Jeff Bezos unveils recovered Apollo rocket engines at Museum of Flight

PHOTOS: Jeff Bezos unveils recovered Apollo rocket engines at Museum of Flight

Story & Photos by Elston Hill In 2013, billionaire Jeff Bezos underwrote a private — and secret — expedition to find and recover the Apollo rocket engines that launched astronauts Neil Armstrong,... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society, Para Los Ninos’ ‘Latino Experience in Highline’ Nov. 18

Highline Historical Society, Para Los Ninos’ ‘Latino Experience in Highline’ Nov. 18

With the documentary “Latinos in Washington” as a basis, the Highline Historical Society and Para Los Ninos (both 501 (c) 3 non-profit organizations), invite the public to participate as part... [Read more]

Old Time Radio returns with free performance at SeaTac City Hall Nov. 8

Old Time Radio returns with free performance at SeaTac City Hall Nov. 8

The Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound are returning to entertain members and the public at the Highline Historical Society’s annual Meeting at SeaTac City Hall on Sunday, Nov. 8. “One only needs... [Read more]

Fritz Waskowitz – the namesake of Camp Waskowitz – to be honored Nov. 7

Fritz Waskowitz – the namesake of Camp Waskowitz – to be honored Nov. 7

Fritz Waskowitz, the namesake of Camp Waskowitz – Highline Public School’s Environmental Education facility – will be honored as the ‘HUSKY LEGEND’ at the upcoming Husky football game…

REMINDER: Fundraiser screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is this Sunday

REMINDER: Fundraiser screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is this Sunday

REMINDER: A full screening and special presentation of the locally-made, award-winning historic UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” will serve as a benefit for the Tukwila Historical Society this... [Read more]

Fundraiser Screening & Presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Oct. 25

Fundraiser Screening & Presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Oct. 25

A full screening and special presentation of the locally-made, award-winning historic UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” will serve as a benefit for the Tukwila Historical Society on Sunday, Oct.... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Museum of Flight soars with epic, historic aircraft

PHOTOS: Museum of Flight soars with epic, historic aircraft

From our sister site The Tukwila Blog: We are lucky to live near the Museum of Flight, a first-class air museum located at 9404 E. Marginal Way South, near Boeing Field in Tukwila. Admission is $20 for... [Read more]

Five stories from Military Road’s past to be revealed in Renton June 17

Five stories from Military Road’s past to be revealed in Renton June 17

Steve Edmiston, screenwriter and independent film producer, will present “FINDING STORY IN HISTORY: a screenwriter’s journey into adapting history to film” at the Renton Carco Theatre on Wednesday,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fundraiser screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is Wed. June 10

REMINDER: Fundraiser screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is Wed. June 10

REMINDER: A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Greater Kent Historical Society will be next Wednesday night, June 10 at Kent-Meridian High... [Read more]

UPDATE: Here’s the latest news on Burien’s endangered, historic Cherry Tree

UPDATE: Here’s the latest news on Burien’s endangered, historic Cherry Tree

Over the past few weeks, a group that has been trying to save an historic Akebono Cherry Tree located at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th Street has met with three Burien City Councilmembers. The... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: The old Barrel Tavern gets facelift, to become Indian restaurant

INTERN’S VIEW: The old Barrel Tavern gets facelift, to become Indian restaurant

  Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern I have never been this far up 1st Ave South before. Somehow I passed it…but how can you pass a vibrant yellow and orange building... [Read more]

Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: On Monday it was announced that Dan Spalding of Spokane will be the new owner of the Des Moines Theater, which has sat vacant for years at 22325 Marine View Drive. Spalding... [Read more]

Happy Birthday Burien! The city was incorporated 22 years ago today

Happy Birthday Burien! The city was incorporated 22 years ago today

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BURIEN! – 22 years ago today – Feb. 28, 1993 – the City of Burien was incorporated. Residents voted to incorporate by a 2-1 margin on March 10, 1992, and on Feb. 28 the next year,... [Read more]

‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Des Moines Historical Society will be Feb. 11

‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Des Moines Historical Society will be Feb. 11

A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Des Moines Historical Society will be Wednesday night, Feb. 11 at Mt. Rainier High School. Filmmakers... [Read more]

Dorpat and Sherrard will bring ‘Now and Then’ to Highline on Saturday, Jan. 24

Dorpat and Sherrard will bring ‘Now and Then’ to Highline on Saturday, Jan. 24

The Highline Historical Society will be hosting a “Now and Then” presentation by popular documentary photographers/historians/authors Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard on Saturday, Jan. 24, starting at... [Read more]

Waskowitz Big Tree Contest winner announced

Waskowitz Big Tree Contest winner announced

Marie O’Kelley stands by one of the winning Waskowitz trees that she and her brother planted in the 1960s. A tree planted by Mikeal Roose in 1962 was the winner in the Waskowitz Big Tree contest. The... [Read more]

Happy Veterans Day from The B-Town Blog to all Vets and their families!

Happy Veterans Day from The B-Town Blog to all Vets and their families!

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Publisher/Editor Happy Veterans Day from The B-Town Blog to all Vets, active military and their families! In honor of this holiday, we encourage all our Readers to... [Read more]

Hank Cramer to perform at Highline Historical Society annual meeting Nov. 16

Hank Cramer to perform at Highline Historical Society annual meeting Nov. 16

One of the best-loved folk singers in the American West will perform a repertoire of original, traditional and contemporary folk songs as the Highline Historical Society celebrates 20 years as an organization... [Read more]

‘Tied By Lightning’ – free events commemorate high tech history in area

‘Tied By Lightning’ – free events commemorate high tech history in area

Everyone knows King County to be a high tech hub today, but our region’s first brush with cutting-edge technology occurred well before Bill Gates and Paul Allen. A century and a half ago, the first... [Read more]

REMINDER: Is there a Van Gogh in your garage? Find out this Saturday

REMINDER: Is there a Van Gogh in your garage? Find out this Saturday

Haul out those treasures you’ve always wondered about and bring them to the Highline Historical Society’s antiques appraisal and artifact identification day this Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10:30 a.m.... [Read more]

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]

‘The Maury Island Incident’ UFO film premieres as series on IndieFlix today

‘The Maury Island Incident’ UFO film premieres as series on IndieFlix today

EDITOR’S NOTE: “The Maury Island Incident” is a short film that was shot and produced locally during the summer of 2013 (including The Tin Room Bar), and released in May, 2014. It was... [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…

Local Author/Artist Virginia Wright seeking photos for new book about Burien

Local Author/Artist Virginia Wright seeking photos for new book about Burien

Three Tree Point resident Virginia Wright is putting together a new book on the history of Burien, and is seeking photos. “The book will focus primarily on relatively recent history, and will feature... [Read more]