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About Ballard
In Ballard, you’ll find a microcosm of Pacific Northwest history, tradition and architecture. Bordered by Puget Sound, Shilshole Bay and Salmon Bay, Ballard has a rich history filled with maritime connections. Originally home to mill workers, fishermen and boat builders—many of whom emigrated from Scandinavia—Ballard was a separate city until annexed to Seattle in 1907.

Today Ballard maintains its character as a small town within a big city, blessed with varied architecture and a notable Historic Landmark District. The Ballard Historical Society’s charter is to preserve and celebrate Ballard’s history through an extensive photographic archive and educational programs.

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You are invited to join us for our monthly board meetings which are open to the public. Held every 1st Wednesday of every month starting at 7:00 PM at the Neighborhood Center right next to the the Ballard Library. Please email or call 206-992-7010 to confirm.




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