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Volunteer for Historic Mapping Project

We shared the first details of BHS' Historic Mapping Project with a public meeting in November. Held at the community space Ballard Homestead, the evening included live jazz music, refreshments and an introduction to the project's scope and goals. Now we're ready to train volunteers to inventory...

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Help Us Map Historic Ballard: Event November 12

Join us for live music, refreshments and a kick-off event describing our new project and how you can help! Ballard Historical Society won a Small and Simple grant from Seattle to create an original Historic Resource Inventory and interactive map. The Mapping Historic Ballard: Shingletown...

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Military Road Through Ballard, Wednesday November 18 7 p.m.

Join us for “Military Road Through Ballard: From Steilacoom to Bellingham,” on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Our presenter is Karen Meador, author and historian.  Military Road connected Fort Steilacoom with Fort Bellingham, passing through Ballard and many other communities. Many buildings were eventually...

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New BHS Web Site

We've just launched a new Web site. We think BallardHistory.org's new modern design will highlight the great archives and programs of the Ballard Historical Society. The Ballard History Wordpress blog has been absorbed into the site, so please replace any previous bookmarks you had to...

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Ballard History Walk on Saturday, August 22 at 10 a.m.

On Saturday, August 22, 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. 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Bergen Place Park, 5420 22nd Ave NW...

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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, July 25, 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Bergen Place Park, 5420...

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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 summer afternoon and evening with a...

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