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Shop for BHS This Mother’s Day

We're signed up for Amazon Smile, Amazon.com's program to donate 1% of eligible purchases to charitable organizations. Click the image below or the link below to shop right now! (If you see another charity's name, by clicking it's easy to change the charity to Ballard...

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How the Lake Washington Ship Canal Changed Seattle

Spring has arrived, and you're likely to observe or even make a few changes to your spring landscape. We can easily say the Lake Washington Ship Canal was a BIG change exerted over the past century! Find out more from author David B. Williams on...

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How the Lake Washington Ship Canal Changed Seattle

What role has the Lake Washington Ship Canal played over the past century? Find out from author David B. Williams on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Join Ballard Historical Society to learn what drove civic leaders to plan a waterway in a city...

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Ballard’s Street Name Legacy

We're looking forward to hearing about artist Benson Shaw's work to preserve the blue-and-white street name tiles you see embedded in Ballard's streets. The public and BHS members are invited to join us Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Sunset Hill Community Association....

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Volunteers Continue to Put Ballard on the Map

A wealth of volunteer effort has been applied to the continued work of mapping historic Ballard. See the maps. In this post, we honor just one of these volunteers, Claudia Kiyama. Her work has been to focus in more detail on about 150 Ballard buildings. We took...

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Thank You for a Great Tour

On Sunday, June 26 those from near and far viewed eight unique houses that showcase Ballard's homes of solid craftsmanship, beauty, and style. This year's route of well-maintained homes built between 1892 and 1934, drew us back to an era of solid craftsmanship, beauty, and...

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Sunday: Your Chance to See Eight Unique Houses

This Sunday, June 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. is your chance to view eight unique houses that showcase Ballard's homes of solid craftsmanship, beauty, and style! Grab a friend to ooh and ahh with, or contemplate on your own. Procrastinating? You can buy your...

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Project Celebration on Saturday, June 4th, 6-10 p.m.

Saturday, June 4th, 6-10 p.m. Sunset Hill Community Association Clubhouse, 3003 NW 66th St. Ballard Historical Society invites you to celebrate completion of this amazing project. Volunteers surveyed and mapped 7,308 homes and buildings for pre-1965 historic integrity, by type and decade. Come see what's been researched,...

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Neighbor Volunteers Survey Ballard as Part of Grant

Ballard residents and volunteers might see volunteers in safety vests photographing buildings during the month of February. What are these volunteers doing? They are part of the Mapping Historic Ballard project, part of a grant funded by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. They are simply...

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Street Survey in progress

We had 41 volunteers trained by Sunday January 24th and look forward to training more on Wednesday, January 27th. The training included a powerpoint, background on Ballard history, a map of the sectors in the survey and hands-on training on the app. Volunteers are already...

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Meet Our Architectural History Expert

Readers, please meet Connie Walker Gray, Senior Architectural Historian at Confluence Environmental Company. Ballard Historical Society has retained Connie for an ambitious survey project, Mapping Historic Ballard. Connie is an experienced architectural historian who has conducted numerous resource surveys and inventories, and her skills will help...

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Profile: Meet our GIS Pro

Readers, allow us to introduce you to Matt Stevenson, the resource chosen by the Mapping Historic Ballard project and Ballard Historical Society to collect and display information about the buildings the project will profile. BHS is glad to be one of many non-profit organizations to benefit...

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