Thursday, May 14 offers a special opportunity to learn more about historical photos and documents that relate to Ballard’s history. Ballard Historical Society has several thousands of archives that you can explore on the BHS Web site. However, the Seattle Public Library’s digital collection includes many images from Ballard’s past that you can also access for free. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the current Ballard branch of the Seattle Public Library, SPL’s Special Collections librarian John LaMont will show you how to use the Seattle Public Library’s digital collection and the Seattle Neighborhood History Project to research the history of Ballard.
LaMont’s presentation will illustrate the history of the ever-changing neighborhood of Ballard, its people, and its libraries. He will highlight the Seattle Neighborhood History Project, which includes images and other historical materials related to Seattle neighborhoods.
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm PDT, Ballard branch of Seattle Public Library, 5614 22nd Avenue NW
If you can’t attend, take a moment to click through the Seattle Neighborhood History Project photos (two Seattle Municipal Archives photos are shown here).