Author Archives: Ballard Historical Society

About Ballard Historical Society

Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Ballard history.

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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News: Support Us As You Shop and Work!

The years in which Classic Home Tours are held are always busy years, full of community energy and commitment to Ballard’s culture and history. This year was no exception, and many stepped up to plan, execute and support the Ballard … Continue reading

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Ballard Beauties Grace Our 2014 Calendar

You can own a piece of Ballard, and it’s not a condo or a storefront. Introducing the 2014 Ballard Historical Society calendar “Ballard Beauties.” This piece of history could grace your home for 2014, or make an affordable holiday gift. In … Continue reading

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Appreciation for Rob Mattson

Rob Mattson, longtime Ballard District Coordinator for Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods, is retiring early next month. Mattson has been a steady friend of Ballard Historical Society over the years and he will be missed. As Zachariah Bryan wrote in an … Continue reading

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Views of Ballard

Here’s just one view on the day of our Classic Homes Tour 2013. Two guests in a landscaped yard are reading the home histories contained in their tour brochures, either before or after viewing the inside of a home. Homeowners … Continue reading

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Great Day for Ballard

History lovers from near (as in Ballard) and far (as in Phoenix and Texas) enjoyed the 2013 Ballard Historical Society tour on Sunday, June 23. Visitors respectfully removed their shoes, then wandered through the rooms to admire the details in … Continue reading

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Great Day for Ballard

History lovers from near (as in Ballard) and far (as in Phoenix and Texas) enjoyed the 2013 Ballard Historical Society tour on Sunday, June 23. Visitors respectfully removed their shoes, then wandered through the rooms to admire the details in … Continue reading

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