History Section

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

Founding SeaTac 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 SeaTac Councilmember Pam Fernald relayed the news to the city on Saturday morning, June... [Read more]

Maury Island Incident Historical Society releases list of Top Songs for UFO Lovers

Maury Island Incident Historical Society releases list of Top Songs for UFO Lovers

The Maury Island Incident Historical Society this week released its list of the top songs for UFO lovers – just in time for National UFO Day (June 24) and World UFO Day (July 2) celebrations. Steve... [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 in the heart of Burien at the corner... [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 Fri., June 14

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of new Highline Heritage Museum, which opens Fri., June 14

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]

REMINDER: Des Moines Elementary Farewell Open House is this Sat., June 1

REMINDER: Des Moines Elementary Farewell Open House is this Sat., June 1

REMINDER: All are invited to a farewell Open House this Saturday, June 1 for the current Des Moines Elementary building, which has been a school since 1925. A newly constructed, larger school will open... [Read more]

After 30 years, Animal Control Officer Jan Magnuson is hanging up her leash

After 30 years, Animal Control Officer Jan Magnuson is hanging up her leash

After 30 years as the Des Moines Police Department’s Animal Care and Control Officer, Jan Magnuson is finally hanging up her leash and retiring. Her final day will be June 15, 2019. Jan started... [Read more]

Dedication of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park will be this Saturday, May 25

Dedication of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park will be this Saturday, May 25

From our friends at the Museum of Flight: For The Community – For The Veterans – For Their Honor Join us on Saturday, May 25 over Memorial Day weekend for the momentous grand opening and dedication... [Read more]

Patrice Thorell honored with 2019 Legacy Award

Patrice Thorell honored with 2019 Legacy Award

At Saturday’s dedication ceremony for the new Marinascope sculpture, longtime resident Patrice Thorell was honored with the 2019 Legacy Award from the Des Moines Legacy Foundation. Below is a photo... [Read more]

Des Moines’ iconic dive bar Yardarm Pub will be closing for good June 1

Des Moines’ iconic dive bar Yardarm Pub will be closing for good June 1

Des Moines’ historic, 47-year old Yardarm Pub & Broiler, located at 812 S. 230th Street, will be closing its doors for the last time on June 1, 2019, according to a Facebook post. The property... [Read more]

Iconic new Marinascope dedicated at Des Moines’ South Marina Park

Iconic new Marinascope dedicated at Des Moines’ South Marina Park

Artist George C. Scott at Saturday’s unveiling of his Marinascope sculpture. Saturday’s (May 11) dedication of internationally renowned glass artist George C. Scott’s latest artwork came,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Final ‘Good Bootlegger’ event will be Monday at Smith Tower

REMINDER: Final ‘Good Bootlegger’ event will be Monday at Smith Tower

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

Walk the halls of the old Des Moines Elementary one last time on Sat., June 1

Walk the halls of the old Des Moines Elementary one last time on Sat., June 1

All are invited to a farewell Open House on Saturday, June 1 for the current Des Moines Elementary building, which has been a school since 1925, Highline Public Schools announced: “You are welcome... [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]

Unity Through Diversity Week will be April 22-26 at Highline College

Unity Through Diversity Week will be April 22-26 at Highline College

The public is invited to celebrate and explore diversity and contemporary social justice issues at Highline College the week of April 22–26, 2019. Now in its 22nd year, Unity Through Diversity Week will... [Read more]