The Highline Heritage Museum began when an organization called the Burien Heritage Society was founded in 1994. The Society soon merged with the Friends of the Highline School District and acquired their large collections relating to the history of the school district. Later acquisitions of the archives of The Highline Times and thousands of articles of local community history have made founding a regional heritage museum imperative. At that time the name was changed to “Highline Historical Society” to reflect the region that the several hundred thousand 3-dimensional objects, photos, slides, films, and documents represent.
As a relatively new organization in the state, we are especially pleased to have been given awards for our first venture into professional exhibits. In 2014, the Society hosted a 3-month traveling exhibition called “Hope in Hard Times,” about Washington State during the Great Depression.
Thanks to the hard work of our Director and her band of excellent volunteers, the Museum received two prestigious awards for their effort. We are looking forward to having our new museum finished so we can produce even more great exhibits for our Highline communities.