It’s Time to Celebrate the Heritage of
the People of Highline
The Highline Historical Society understands that for the people of Highline, heritage is personal. It’s about you and the many gifts passed on to you by your family, your culture and your community. It’s what we do with our heritage that makes history and builds a stronger community.
Location: The new 14,900 sq. ft. museum will be located on prime property owned by the Highline Historical Society. The corner of Ambaum Boulevard SW and SW 152nd Street in Burien teems with pedestrian and shopping activity. Drivers who are stopped at the traffic signal will be visually captured by the building’s windows, which greet visitors with oversized images of Highline’s pioneer faces.
We are creating a “green museum.” Just as a museum preserves our history and the curator’s team carefully tends papers and artifacts, the new museum will set standards of environmental stewardship by using earthfriendly materials, a green roof, water efficient features and geo-thermal climate control.
Our Collections and Programs
The stories of the people of Highline are waiting to be told. Within the Society’s storage facility, our curator is at work with a team of volunteers. They are cataloging a growing collection of local history, objects and archives for exhibition and research. Currently we have over 35,000 3-dimensional items and we’ve captured more than 175 oral histories of the people of Highline. Our storage is bursting at the seams and open by appointment only. Public demand for our community historical programs and exhibits is also growing.