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About Ballard Historical Society

Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Ballard history.

May 29, 1907: A Big Day for Ballard

From 1890 to 1907, Ballard existed as a growing, separate city. In November of 1906, 996 of Ballard’s citizens voted to join the city of Seattle. (Voting against the measure were 874 residents, of about 17,000). Water supply and other … Continue reading

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Learn More About Ballard’s History on Thursday, May 14

Thursday, May 14 offers a special opportunity to learn more about historical photos and documents that relate┬áto Ballard’s history. Ballard Historical Society has several thousands of archives that you can explore on the BHS Web site. However,┬áthe Seattle Public Library’s … Continue reading

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A Wake for Old Houses in Fremont

On Saturday, February 21, 2015, a mock “wake” was held for several Fremont buildings at risk for demolition, or already demolished. Over the last two years the Fremont neighborhood has lost a great number of houses, as has Ballard. The … Continue reading

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This Wednesday: Fishing and Coming of Age on the High Seas of Alaska

We are looking forward to seeing neighbors and community members this Wednesday to hear Dean Adams present, “Fishing and Coming of Age on the High Seas of Alaska,” beginning at 7:00 p.m. Dean Adams will tell his personal story as … Continue reading

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Community Program: Wednesday, January 28

Our next community event is approaching. Please plan to attend “Fishing and Coming of Age on the High Seas of Alaska,” on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. What was it like to be a young halibut/black cod fisherman … Continue reading

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Join us January 28 for Fishing and Coming of Age on the High Seas of Alaska

We’re delighted to announce our next program, “Fishing and Coming of Age on the High Seas of Alaska,” on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Our presenter is Dean Adams, author of Four Thousand Hooks: A True Story of … Continue reading

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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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