Category Archives: Ballard History

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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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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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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Views of Ballard Delight Attendees at Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard Event

Did you know that Ballard was once informally known as Farmdale, WA? So said a note on the back of one of the photos that Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard shared with a crowd of about 80 neighbors at the … Continue reading

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Paul Dorpat on Wednesday, May 14 for Measuring Ballard and Beyond

It’s less than a week away! Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard join us for a talk on how a myriad of roads lead to (and from) Ballard on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. We know you’ll enjoy their pictorial lecture of … 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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