Tagged with 'history'

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]

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]

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]

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]

On this date in 1961, fossilized remains of a giant sloth were unearthed here

On this date in 1961, fossilized remains of a giant sloth were unearthed here

On this date in 1961, the fossilized remains of a giant ground sloth were uncovered by a team of construction workers, including Gordon Simmons, while building the runway at Sea-Tac Airport.  Read More →

Historian Feliks Banel will discuss Northwest Radio History on Sun., Oct. 15

Historian Feliks Banel will discuss Northwest Radio History on Sun., Oct. 15

Join the Highline Historical Society for a special program next Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15 (the Seahawks have a bye), when local historian Feliks Banel will speak about Northwest Radio History at SeaTac... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this national holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President,... [Read more]

Award-winning ‘Maury Island Incident’ film (& presentation) will be Sun., June 11

Award-winning ‘Maury Island Incident’ film (& presentation) will be Sun., June 11

The locally-produced, award-winning film “The Maury Island Incident” will screen – along with a presentation by filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer – at the Northwest Film Forum... [Read more]

‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: Maury Island Incident’ at Norwescon April 13

‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: Maury Island Incident’ at Norwescon April 13

Local filmmakers and historians Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer will be presenting ‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: The Maury Island Incident’ at the 40th Annual Norwescon from 3 – 5... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch amazing satellite photo time lapse of the region from 1984-2016

VIDEO: Watch amazing satellite photo time lapse of the region from 1984-2016

The Google Earth Engine has released a new “Time Lapse” feature, which includes sequences of satellite photos spanning from 1984-present, including this cool one of our region below. One of... [Read more]

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division and Anger in US Politics’ at Highline Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, to be held at SeaTac City Hall (4800 S. 188th) on Sunday, Oct, 9 at 1... [Read more]

Learn about Latinos in Highline at SeaTac City Hall

Learn about Latinos in Highline at SeaTac City Hall

The Highline Historical Society’s ‘Latinos in Highline’ exhibit opened recently at SeaTac City Hall, located at 4800 S. 188th Street. This exhibit is more than a simple re-telling... [Read more]

Rendering of new Highline Heritage Museum released

Rendering of new Highline Heritage Museum released

A rendering by Architect David Clark of the new Highline Heritage Museum was released this week. The museum will be located on the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 152nd Street in Burien, and will serve... [Read more]

Containers arrive at new Highline Heritage Museum site

Containers arrive at new Highline Heritage Museum site

The Southwest corner of Ambaum and SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien was all abuzz on Wednesday (Feb. 17), as Marine Container Solutions delivered two 20-foot containers to the new site of the Highline... [Read more]

Dorpat and Sherrard will bring ‘Now and Then’ to SeaTac on Saturday, Jan. 24

Dorpat and Sherrard will bring ‘Now and Then’ to SeaTac on Saturday, Jan. 24

The Highline Historical Society will be hosting a “Now and Then” presentation by popular documentary photographers/historians/authors Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard on Saturday, Jan. 24, starting at... [Read more]

Happy Veterans Day from The SeaTac Blog! Meet some local, historic Vets

Happy Veterans Day from The SeaTac Blog! Meet some local, historic Vets

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Publisher/Editor Happy Veterans Day from The SeaTac Blog to all Vets, active military and their families! In honor of this holiday, we encourage all our Readers to... [Read more]