History Section

Founding Councilmember, Mayor Terry Anderson has Passed; memorial June 29

Founding Councilmember, Mayor Terry Anderson has Passed; memorial June 29

The City of SeaTac announced that founding SeaTac Councilmember and Mayor Terry Anderson has passed away. Current City Councilmember Pam Fernald relayed the news to the city on Saturday morning, June... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Opening of Highline Heritage Museum an historic occasion

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Opening of Highline Heritage Museum an historic occasion

On Friday afternoon, June 14, the new Highline Heritage Museum held a Grand Opening and Community Ribbon Cutting celebration. The new museum – appropriately located right in the heart of Burien at the... [Read more]

REMINDER: Highline Heritage Museum Ribbon Cutting is FRIDAY at 4 p.m.!

REMINDER: Highline Heritage Museum Ribbon Cutting is FRIDAY at 4 p.m.!

REMINDER: The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration of the Highline Heritage Museum is this FRIDAY, June 14, 2019, from 4 – 6 p.m.! The new museum is located on the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of new Highline Heritage Museum, which opens Friday!

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of new Highline Heritage Museum, which opens Friday!

On Saturday night, June 8, a sneak preview of the brand new Highline Heritage Museum was held for volunteers and community members, including Elston Hill, who shares some great photos below. “We... [Read more]

See ‘The Maury Island Incident’ FREE at McMenamins Elks Temple Tues., July 2!

See ‘The Maury Island Incident’ FREE at McMenamins Elks Temple Tues., July 2!

Your next – and FREE – chance to see the award-winning, locally shot and produced film “The Maury Island Incident” will be Tuesday, July 2 at the amazingly restored McMenamins Elks Temple... [Read more]

Final ‘Good Bootlegger’ presentation will be Monday, May 6 at Smith Tower

Final ‘Good Bootlegger’ presentation will be Monday, May 6 at Smith Tower

The final in a three-part presentation series on Roy Olmstead – aka ‘The Good Bootlegger’ – will be held Monday night, May 6 at the historic Smith Tower. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the... [Read more]

Amina Ahmed honored with ‘Medal of Distinguished Service’ by County Council

Amina Ahmed honored with ‘Medal of Distinguished Service’ by County Council

At Wednesday’s (Feb. 27) King County Council meeting, lawmakers honored and celebrated the life of Amina Ahmed by posthumously awarding her the Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service. Her... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ series kicks-off at Smith Tower Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ series kicks-off at Smith Tower Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ presentation at the Smith Tower will begin its three-part series this coming Monday, March 4! Presented by local filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer... [Read more]

Local Filmmakers presenting 3-part ‘Good Bootlegger’ series at Smith Tower

Local Filmmakers presenting 3-part ‘Good Bootlegger’ series at Smith Tower

Seattle has its fair share of stories to add to Prohibition lore, having given rise to one of the most successful bootleggers in Pacific Northwest history – Roy Olmstead – and local filmmakers will... [Read more]

VIDEO: Mayor Erin Sitterley comments on the passing of Amina Ahmed

VIDEO: Mayor Erin Sitterley comments on the passing of Amina Ahmed

At Tuesday night’s (Dec. 11) City Council meeting, SeaTac Mayor Erin Sitterley commented on the tragic passing of fellow Councilmember Amina Ahmed, who was killed in an auto accident on Saturday,... [Read more]

Veteran’s Day Celebration will be Sunday, Nov. 11 at Sunnydale Memorial Wall

Veteran’s Day Celebration will be Sunday, Nov. 11 at Sunnydale Memorial Wall

A Veteran’s Day Celebration will be held at the Sunnydale Memorial Wall on Des Moines Memorial Drive on Sunday, Nov. 11. An outside ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m., followed by an inside Open House... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ against Port of Seattle released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ against Port of Seattle released

‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ – area resident/activist Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: “The... [Read more]

Amina Ahmed sworn in to Council; Dave’s Diner recognized by city

Amina Ahmed sworn in to Council; Dave’s Diner recognized by city

By Jack Mayne A new member of the SeaTac City Council was sworn into office at the city’s Oct. 23 City Council meeting, along with a goodbye to the locally famed Dave’s Diner. Photo courtesy Tina Orwall. Ahmed... [Read more]

Take a Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees this Saturday, Oct. 13

Take a Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees this Saturday, Oct. 13

Take a FREE Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees led by Jim Demetre, local writer and tree enthusiast, along Des Moines Creek to the shore of Puget Sound this Saturday, Oct. 13. This free,... [Read more]

OBIT: Walter Lynn Edmiston passed away July 20, 2018; memorial will be Aug. 25

OBIT: Walter Lynn Edmiston passed away July 20, 2018; memorial will be Aug. 25

Walter Lynn Edmiston In the presence of his loving wife and family members, Walter Edmiston died peacefully on July 20, 2018, following complications from surgery and a fight against cancer that stretched... [Read more]

PHOTOS: New International Arrivals facility under construction at Sea-Tac

PHOTOS: New International Arrivals facility under construction at Sea-Tac

Story & Photos by Elston Hill The Port of Seattle is building a new, expanded international arrivals facility at Sea-Tac Airport. The current 1970s vintage facility in the south terminal is inadequate... [Read more]

Permit parking implemented by Council, but it hesitates over free street vacation

Permit parking implemented by Council, but it hesitates over free street vacation

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council on Tuesday (May 22) officially started its long studied plan to allow permit parking in neighborhoods overwhelmed with for hire and airport employee parking. But it... [Read more]

REMINDER: SeaTac Community Center 25th Anniversary Celebration is Saturday

REMINDER: SeaTac Community Center 25th Anniversary Celebration is Saturday

The SeaTac Community Center has been serving our community since 1993, and to celebrate, the City’s holding a party on Saturday, March 10! The Parks, Community Programs & Services Department... [Read more]

Happy 28th Birthday SeaTac!

Happy 28th Birthday SeaTac!

Today – Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 – is the City of SeaTac’s 28th Birthday! Originally, the spelling of the new city was going to be Sea-Tac with a hyphen, but because of a typo it instead became... [Read more]

Potential purchasers of historic Landmark on the Sound holding Open House Sat.

Potential purchasers of historic Landmark on the Sound holding Open House Sat.

The new ‘potential purchasers’ of Des Moines’ historic Landmark on the Sound will be holding an Open House this coming Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. This historic property... [Read more]