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REMINDER: Dia de los Muertos is FRIDAY at the Burien Community Center

REMINDER: Dia de los Muertos is FRIDAY at the Burien Community Center

REMINDER: Burien’s fantástico, annual Day of the Dead Celebration – Dia de los Muertos – will be held this FRIDAY, Nov 2, 2018, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. “Ven... [Read more]

Restored B-52 squeezes by Aviation High en route to new home Tuesday

Restored B-52 squeezes by Aviation High en route to new home Tuesday

A retired B-52 rolled (carefully) down I-5 & SR 405 en route to its new home in Tukwila Tuesday, but first the mammoth aircraft had to squeeze around a corner near Raisbeck Aviation High School. The... [Read more]

Tukwila Landmarks Commission designates Boeing Red Barn as landmark

Tukwila Landmarks Commission designates Boeing Red Barn as landmark

On Thursday night (March 22), the Tukwila Landmarks Commission designated the Boeing Red Barn (aka Boeing Airplane Company Building 105) as the newest Tukwila Landmark. West elevation of the building with... [Read more]

Museum of Flight hosting historic Apollo 11 Exhibit recalling 1st moon landing

Museum of Flight hosting historic Apollo 11 Exhibit recalling 1st moon landing

Apollo Command Module with F-1 engine. Apollo Command Module. Gemini space suit gloves. Pete Conrad leather flight jacket. Photos courtesy Museum of Flight By Ralph Nichols When the total solar eclipse... [Read more]

Free Solar Eclipse watching at Museum of Flight in Tukwila Monday

Free Solar Eclipse watching at Museum of Flight in Tukwila Monday

Why struggle through heavy traffic driving south into Oregon and then scramble trying to find a viewing spot – to say nothing of possible food and gasoline shortages while there – for Monday’s historic... [Read more]

Doug King – President/CEO of Museum of Flight – is stepping down

Doug King – President/CEO of Museum of Flight – is stepping down

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School Doug King, president and CEO of the Museum of Flight in Tukwila, announced this week that he will be stepping down from his position. King became president... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of Apollo exhibit at the Museum of Flight

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of Apollo exhibit at the Museum of Flight

On Thursday morning (May 18), Elston and Jackline Hill had the privilege of attending the press preview of the new Apollo exhibit at the Museum of Flight, which opens this Saturday, May 20. The centerpiece... [Read more]

Celebrate 2 park dedications & Backyard Wildlife Festival this Saturday, May 13

Celebrate 2 park dedications & Backyard Wildlife Festival this Saturday, May 13

The City of Tukwila will be hosting a day full of fun outdoor activities with two park dedications and the annual Backyard Wildlife Festival this coming Saturday, May 13: SATURDAY, MAY 13 at TUKWILA... [Read more]

See long-lost rocket engines at Museum of Flight’s ‘Apollo Exhibit,’ opening May 20

See long-lost rocket engines at Museum of Flight’s ‘Apollo Exhibit,’ opening May 20

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School The Museum of Flight in Tukwila will finally be opening their long awaited exhibit. The Apollo Exhibit, which was announced a few years back and confirmed... [Read more]

Tukwila Historical Society’s ‘History After Hours’ will be at Odin Brewery April 15

Tukwila Historical Society’s ‘History After Hours’ will be at Odin Brewery April 15

All are invited to the Tukwila Historical Society’s “History After Hours” event on April 15, 2017, from 6 – 10 p.m. at Odin Brewery, located at 402 Baker Blvd. Food will be served. No Host... [Read more]