Which of these 30th anniversary events will you join? Tickets and other event details will be posted here and on our BHS Facebook page.
8/16: Be our guest on the day we turn 30! Free community dinner at Hattie’s Hat. 6 pm-10 pm. The local restaurant is generously donating a portion of proceeds to BHS. Enjoy a photo exhibition from the BHS photo archives, try a Historical SocieTINI and enjoy a live-music Hootnenay in the back room. Arrive between 6 and 10 and just tell ’em at the front you’re with BHS.
10/6: A Tweed Ride at 11am from Bell Tower to Golden Gardens for tea and back to Hattie’s for costume awards. Click to see Tweed rides in other locales
11/16: Seattle-themed movie night event. Sunset Hill Community Center is the same site for our third film, The Slender Thread, filmed with Seattle scenes in 1966.
4/20: Seattle-themed movie night event at Sunset Hill Community Center. Come see the 1985 file Twice in a Lifetime and enjoy Mike’s Chili Parlor Chili. Tickets at the door; various prices depending on whether you dine in or not. In this series, we’re highlighting films made 1960 through the 1980s. Part of our Cheers to 30 Years celebration.
5/17: Did you check out the “80s Ladies” at this years’ Syttende Mai Parade? We were decked out in jewel-toned “Eighties Ladies” to celebrate our 1988 inception!
Ballard Historical Society, in conjunction with Sunset Hill Community Association, presents the film series Movies Filmed in Seattle and Ballard. In November 2017, we began to highlight films made from the 1960s through the 1980s. Our first film was Cinderella Liberty (1972). More info about Cinderella Liberty at IMDB.
Thanks for the beer goes to our friends at Reuben’s Brews
David B. Williams is the author of Waterway, out this year from HistoryLink (other authors include Jennifer Ott and the staff of HistoryLink). Pre-order discount and information by the distributor, University of Washington Press. (The book will not be available for purchase at this presentation.)
David is also author of Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography. Learn about this and other titles at the speaker’s Web site www.geologywriter.com.
Sunset Hill Community Association Clubhouse, 3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle, WA 98117
7:00 p.m. Light refreshments served. Open to the public. We welcome donations to cover the costs of our programs.
In November 2016, artist Benson Shaw showed us how to preserve the blue-and-white street name tiles you see embedded in Ballard’s streets. Shaw specializes in public art and historic restoration. Shaw led us along the journey from Ballard’s earth paths to wood planks to cement streets. The blue marker tiles harken back to Ballard’s older street names. Benson’s work is sponsored by 4Culture Preservation Special Projects. Learn more about Benson Shaw.
Reuben’s Brews pitched in to help Ballard Historical Society in August 2016. A brew purchased anytime from 3:00 to close benefited BHS’ efforts to preserve and celebrate Ballard’s history. This year, we’ve completed a grant to survey all of Ballard’s buildings within the mapping area and put on a successful classic house tour. Lots to celebrate, so thank you to Reuben’s Brews and their patrons!
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On Sunday, June 26, tour-goers enjoyed eight vintage houses built between 1892-1934. These well-maintained homes drew us back to an era of solid craftsmanship, beauty, and style. While we admired their beauty, we also saw how necessary updates could be integrated while still embracing the scale and construction period.