On Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 31, 2024, the Highline Heritage Museum – in partnership with the cities of Burien, SeaTac, Normandy Park, Highline Public Schools, Port of Seattle, and Highline College – held a ceremony to sign a “Highline Heritage Partnership” Memo Of Understanding (MOU).

The event drew a crowd of 50 or so, with a representative from each partner speaking about the importance of the museum, then signing the MOU.

The agreement will facilitate jointly designing initiatives and strategies to address our local history preservation, community outreach, educational accessibility in our schools, tourism, community events, and more.

This partnership represents the continuation of the years of collaboration between the museum and community partners in the Highline area to host events, provide community space, retain historical records and artifacts, design exhibits, promote economic development, foster tourism and empower residents to share their stories.

“All our partnerships are serving the same communities in Highline,” Executive Director Nancy Salguero-McKay told South King Media. “This is an opportunity for all of us to get together to plan, design, and implement initiatives to address our cultural sector more efficiently and productively. What makes this agreement so special is that we are doing it together as a community, as a family!”

In the last five years the Highline Heritage Museum has:

  • Preserved 25,000 local community artifacts.
  • Helped children enrolled in Highline Public Schools.
  • Worked with 548 partnership collaborators.
  • Had 100-150 attendance per week, including events.

Video

Here are Executive Director Nancy Salguero-McKay’s remarks at the event (video courtesy Javier Cruz):

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Photos

Below are photos from the event taken by Scott Schaefer (click arrows or swipe on images to view slideshow):

Highline Heritage Museum is dedicated to the collection and preservation of the Highline area and its people through heritage, arts, and culture. It serves as the cultural organization that covers the whole area, addressing local history preservation, school field trips, and representing our communities through exhibits and events.

More info here:

https://highlinemuseum.org

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