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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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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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On May 14, Measuring Ballard and Beyond

Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard of Seattle Now and Then will present “Measuring Ballard and Beyond” on Wednesday, May  14th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Join Ballard Historical Society for a public lecture. Dorpat and Sherrard will show us how a … Continue reading

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Bartell Drugs Opening Celebration

Ballard Historical Society was on hand to celebrate the local drugsore’s second location in Ballard on March 15. People love free hot dogs! 

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Become a Volunteer Tour Guide

You too can be Cruise Director for a day, just like Julie McCoy in The Love Boat! The Ballard Historical Society needs guides — we call them docents — for the 2013 Classic Home Tour on Sunday, June 23. Tour … Continue reading

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Building Renovation Fair

On Saturday, April 13, 2013, you can dream and plan among the exhibits and demonstrations at the Building Renovation Fair, sponsored by Historic Seattle. Historic Seattle says the show is different from most home shows in that “we focus specifically … Continue reading

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The Seventh Elect Church in Israel/Kirke Park

We all learned a little more about our community on Wednesday, March 27. Our free program on the Seventh Elect Church in Israel, and the recent transformation of its property into one of Ballard’s beautiful new parks, was well-attended at the … Continue reading

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