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 Place Ever” on Thursday learned all that, enjoyed the art of Ballard artists, enjoyed wine, and more.
Here we are some of the trustees representing the Ballard Historical Society. Many stopped by our table to discuss all that’s happening in our neighborhood. Peggy Sturdivant of Ballard News-Tribune, was the evening’s moderator. Speakers included artist Matt Bazemore, urban farmer Jeanene Miller, Old Ballard Liquor’s Lexi (yes, just Lexi), and architects for the new museum, among others. Afterwards, we were able to view the photography exhibit “The Color of Time: Ballard from Dusk to Dawn” by Tod Gangler. Gangler was on hand to discuss his work and processes. (On exhibit until November 16 at Nordic Heritage Museum.)
Peggy Sturdivant noted that while there are many changes in Ballard, there is still much to celebrate, and local business such as Secret Garden Bookshop to support. Sturdivant also pointed out that BHS membership is as low as $20. We value history, and we suspect you do too, so please become a member — or consider a gift membership today.