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About Ballard Historical Society

Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Ballard history.

What are Seattle’s Early Families up to?

A recently-aired story on KUOW radio attempted to answer the question, “Seattle’s Early Families: Where are they now?” A KUOW listener proposed the story, and reporter Joshua McNichols followed up. The story profiles Zack Cook (Denny family), Kai Braaten (Maynard … Continue reading

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Fun at “Best Place Ever”

Did you know that aquavit, the quintessential Scandinavian liquor, is being produced right here in Ballard? Or that a residential driveway is home to a growing CSA (Community Sustained Agriculture) farm? Those who attended the Nordic Heritage Museum’s “Ballard: Best … Continue reading

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Nordic Heritage Museum Hosts “Best Place Ever”

Ballard Historical Society was invited to present at Ballard: Best Place Ever, an event at Nordic Heritage Museum. So we hope you’ll join us for “talks, music, food and vendors.” Details below. If you attend, we’d love to hear about … Continue reading

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Reuben’s Brews Event Supports BHS

It’s been a hot summer, and what better way to cool down than with a cold brew! On Thursday, August 7, 2014 hundreds showed up at Reuben’s Brews to celebrate the release of their new pale ale beers — and … Continue reading

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Views of Ballard Delight Attendees at Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard Event

Did you know that Ballard was once informally known as Farmdale, WA? So said a note on the back of one of the photos that Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard shared with a crowd of about 80 neighbors at the … Continue reading

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Paul Dorpat on Wednesday, May 14 for Measuring Ballard and Beyond

It’s less than a week away! Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard join us for a talk on how a myriad of roads lead to (and from) Ballard on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. We know you’ll enjoy their pictorial lecture of … Continue reading

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On May 14, Measuring Ballard and Beyond

Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard of Seattle Now and Then will present “Measuring Ballard and Beyond” on Wednesday, May  14th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Join Ballard Historical Society for a public lecture. Dorpat and Sherrard will show us how a … Continue reading

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Bartell Drugs Opening Celebration

Ballard Historical Society was on hand to celebrate the local drugsore’s second location in Ballard on March 15. People love free hot dogs! 

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AFAR Magazine to Highlight Ballard

AFAR magazine wants to introduce visitors to locales from the perspectives of locals. This weekend, the magazine will lead a visit to Ballard this Saturday, March 8, as part of its AFAR Experiences series. BHS Trustee Cass O’Callaghan is one … Continue reading

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Ballard Bell Rings…For the Seahawks

The Ballard Bell rings regularly, which was a primary goal of our installing a programmable bell mechanism. And last night it rang again for a secondary goal — the ability to mark a special occasion. In this case, the Seattle Seahawks victory … Continue reading

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