MOHAI to host pair of Ballard Avenue walking tours


By Joe Veyera

The Museum of History and Industry is inviting residents to get a better understanding of the history of their neighborhood, through a pair of walking tours in July and August.

Cass O’Callaghan of the Ballard Historical Society will lead attendees through the Ballard Avenue Landmark District sharing architectural highlights along with pieces of historical context about the Ballard of yesteryear.

The first of two Ballard tours will be held on Wednesday, July 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. If a weekend morning stroll is more your speed, the second walking tour is scheduled for Saturday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The tours begin at Bergen Place, at the corner of Northwest Market Street and 22nd Avenue Northwest.

The cost to participate in either tour is $15 for MOHAI members, and $20 for the general public. Pre-registration is required. MOHAI is also hosting walking tours in the coming weeks in South Lake Union, and Maple Leaf, along with an exploration of neighborhood P-Patches from Uptown to Belltown, and a look at the legacy of the Forward Thrust ballot initiatives, beginning at Freeway Park.

For more information on the tours, or to purchase tickets, click here.

Photo of Ballard Avenue courtesy of the Museum of History and Industry

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