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About Ballard Historical Society

Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Ballard history.

Ballard History Walk this Saturday, July 25 10 a.m.

This Saturday, July 25, learn the answers to these intriguing questions: Were ships, shingles, and saloons really the foundation of Ballard? And what about logs, bogs, and hogs? Susan Reinhard hosts a walk along historic Ballard Avenue and shares Ballard’s history. Saturday, … Continue reading

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Join BHS at Reuben’s Brews Today

From 3:00 until close on Thursday, July 9, 2015 you can relax with a brew and benefit Ballard Historical Society. $1 per pint goes to BHS. Reuben’s has a new location at 1406 NW 53rd Street. Bring a friend, and enjoy a … Continue reading

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Join BHS at Reuben’s Brews this Thursday

From 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015 you can relax with a brew and benefit Ballard Historical Society. $1 per pint goes to BHS. Reuben’s has a new location at 1406 NW 53rd Street. Bring a friend, and enjoy a … Continue reading

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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 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 … 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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