Category Archives: Ballard Avenue

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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Advance Tickets Available through Saturday 6/22

The much-awaited Ballard Classic Home Tour is Sunday, June 23! Purchase tickets one of three ways: On Sunday: Buy at Tour Headquarters beginning at 9:30 a.m. Location: 3003 N.W. 66th Street, Ballard. (The tour lasts until 4:00 p.m., but be … Continue reading

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New Year, New Projects at Ballard Historical Society

The trustees of Ballard Historical Society wish you a Happy New Year! We had a lovely annual meeting at Hattie’s Hat in December, where we toasted a successful year in which we saw the old Ballard City Hall bell ring … Continue reading

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Important: Join Us November 7

In September we achieved a partial victory in having Ballard’s Carnegie Library nominated as a Seattle landmark. Our job is not done yet! The landmark board will make their final decision on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. At … Continue reading

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BHS and Ballard News

We have a variety of news for you: Announcing the 2013 BHS calendars. These make great holiday gifts! This year, we feature a selection of photos and information from the Ballard Historical Society’s Historic Marker Project. Ballard merchants include the … Continue reading

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Syttende Mai Parade 2012

The pictures are out! We had lots of fun celebrating Syttende Mai in Ballard yesterday. Thanks to Jeff Taylor who drove a classy ’34 Ford, revving up his engine — just because he could! We even had a mascot — … Continue reading

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The Bell Rings

We have successfully brought the ring back to Ballard! In a ceremony last evening, Ballard Historical Society and the Bring the Ring Back to Ballard steering committee dedicated the new automated mechanism and rung the bell in celebration. Afterwards, we … Continue reading

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You’re Invited!

When: Tuesday, July 5, 5:30 p.m. Where: Marvin’s Garden Park, 22nd Avenue NW and NW Ballard Avenue, Ballard, Seattle, WA. Map here. 5:30: Start 6:00: Official ring and dedication ceremony 6:30-7:15 Reception at Ballard Landmark, 5322 Ballard Avenue. Tinker’s Dram will … Continue reading

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You’re Invited!

When: Tuesday, July 5, 5:30 p.m. Where: Marvin’s Garden Park, 22nd Avenue NW and NW Ballard Avenue, Ballard, Seattle, WA. Map here. 5:30: Start 6:00: Official ring and dedication ceremony 6:30-7:15 Reception at Ballard Landmark, 5322 Ballard Avenue. Tinker’s Dram will … Continue reading

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Ballard Bell Grant Awarded

The “Bring the Ring Back to Ballard” project has been awarded funds from the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods to install an automated, programmable mechanism on old Ballard City Hall bell at Marvin’s Garden Park. The Ballard Historical Society, … Continue reading

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