In anticipation of Womens’ History Month here are few biographies you might have missed.
Queen Victoria always suffered from a rather stuffy, prudish reputation until Masterpiece Theater’s latest historical drama on Sunday nights. If you are enjoying the program, there is a new biography of her that will soon be on the shelves (click the book cover to place a hold).
While you are waiting there are other historical biographies of women ruler’s on our shelves to try:
Elizabeth The Queen – The Life of A Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith
Queen Isabella – Treachery, Adultery and Murder in Medieval England by Allison Weir
Christina Queen of Sweden by Veronica Buckley
Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
As Always – Ask A Librarian
Members of the Burlington Historical Society, library and city officials gathered Saturday June 25th to officially open and reveal the contents of the “time capsule” stored in a cornerstone cemented into the historic Burlington Carnegie library building (see image below). The local newspaper of the day described the ceremony of a century ago. [Click here for slide show of the process and event]
“Under [within] the cornerstone the following articles of more or less historic community value were deposited in a sealed jappaned box, These documents were placed in a japanned tin box, in large manila envelopes that were heavily coated with paraffine (sic) wax.”
“Burlington Library Cornerstone is laid” The Journal, Burlington Washington June 2, 1916
1. Two copies of the Burlington Journal
2. Two copies of the [Skagit County] Informer [so far there is only one reference to another copy (microfilmed) of the Skagit County Informer held at the Washington State Library – however we have not yet checked with the Skagit Museum]
3. Copy of the Burlington Journal containing the library ordinances
4. History of library and reading rooms
5. History of new library activities in getting money for founding Carnegie library
6. Year book of the Alpha Club
7. Yearbook of the Monday Civic Club
8. Ordinance establishing Library Board
9. List of city and school district officers
These items will be on display soon at the library temporarily and viewable on our Hub History page.
Join us for the June 25th Tour and Program (Saturday) celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the historic Carnegie Library building.
The Burlington Public Library, Burlington Historical Preservation Advisory Board and the fledgling Burlington Historical Society are co-hosting Burlington’s Historic Carnegie Library Centennial Celebration
Saturday, June 25, 2016
- Noon ~ Tour inside the Carnegie Library building by local historian and city councilwoman, Edie Edmundson. The Carnegie Library is located in historic downtown Burlington at 901 E. Fairhaven Ave.
- 1 p.m. ~ Short program and the opening of the 100-year-old Carnegie Library time capsule at the new Burlington Public Library (820 E Washington Ave)
The time capsule was installed in June 1916 behind the cornerstone of the Carnegie Library at the start of its construction. The cornerstone has been removed and the time capsule box was inside. The contents of the time capsule will be removed and displayed with related historical artifacts at the library during the celebration. Please bring and share your memories of visiting and using the Carnegie Library.
All ages welcome. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Burlington Library.
Questions: (360) 755-0760, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Burlington Historical Society Facebook page
HubHistory Online Collection
Women’s (and men’s) high school basketball started early, class pictures show the girls playing in Burlington as well as all over the United States with the invention of the game. The game of basketball was invented in late 1891 by Dr. James A. Naismith, physical education director at the Young Men’s Christian Association. Women started playing immediately in high schools and colleges everywhere. It was a welcome relief to the tedium of calisthenics. See this title and all of our books on the sports and basketball below. [ scroll down and click the covers to get to our catalog]
Burlington Girl’s High School Basketball Champs 1917-18, 1918-19