History Section

Memorial Day Observance will be at Burien’s WWI ‘Wall of Remembrance’

Memorial Day Observance will be at Burien’s WWI ‘Wall of Remembrance’

This coming Memorial Day – Monday, May 30 – at 8 a.m., the Burien American Legion will hold its annual Memorial Day Service in front at the WWI memorial wall in front of Sunnydale School, located... [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]

Highline Historical Society’s online auction ends this Sunday, March 20

Highline Historical Society’s online auction ends this Sunday, March 20

The Highline Historical Society’s 10th Annual online auction ends this Sunday, March 20, at 8 p.m. This will be your last chance to bid on great sports memorabilia like a Ken Griffey Jr. autographed... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society’s Online Auction fundraiser now open for bidding

Highline Historical Society’s Online Auction fundraiser now open for bidding

Like to Shop Online? Check out what’s available at Highline Historical Society’s Online Auction! The Highline Historical Society has launched its’ 10th Annual online auction, this year... [Read more]

Rendering of Olde Burien’s new Highline Heritage Museum released

Rendering of Olde Burien’s new Highline Heritage Museum released

A rendering by Architect David Clark of the new Highline Heritage Museum was released this week. The museum will be located on the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien, and will... [Read more]

Containers arrive at new Highline Heritage Museum site in Olde Burien

Containers arrive at new Highline Heritage Museum site in Olde Burien

The Southwest corner of Ambaum and SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien was all abuzz on Wednesday (Feb. 17), as Marine Container Solutions delivered two 20-foot containers to the new site of the Highline... [Read more]

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]