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Discover Burlington History @ the Library

Discovery Burlington History at the Library

Discover Burlington History Program Sept 16 7 pm at the Burlington Library

Tuesday evening, Sept 16, 7 pm
Burlington Public Library Community Meeting Room
820 E Washington Ave

Learn to find Burlington historical places, people, events, buildings, houses, dates, using the library and other new resources – print and online.  Also learn about the new Hub History Digital Collection of online photographs and documents for learning history.

Bring your questions and share your history stories with the Burlington Historical Society group for a fascinating trip back in time here in Skagit County.

Reference Librarian and local historian Karen Prasse will talk about finding the hidden-in-plain-site resources for history.

The program is sponsored by the Burlington Historical Society

For more information call 360-757-4757

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Come celebrate Burlington tonight.

Just a reminder: don’t miss the gala tonight, here at the library, from 6:30-7:30, to mark Burlington’s 110th birthday.

Presenters include Edie Edmundson as Master of Ceremonies, Mayor Steve Sexton, and Margie Wilson offering a Living History performance, as well as a display of old photographs and a timeline.  The focus of the evening is a panel of long-time residents, including Don Mapes and Jim Neff, sharing their stories and memories.

In case you don’t know, Burlington has a lot of surprisingly raucous stories in its past.  This will be a fun evening!  Birthday cake will be served.

The event is free to the public, and families are welcome.

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A Burlington Birthday Bash: mark your calendar!

Do you know Burlington is 110 this June?  I know, it doesn’t look a day over 90, but it’s true.  We’re celebrating, and you’re invited.

The final in a series of events marking the anniversary is Monday, June 25, at the Burlington Public Library, from 6:30-7:30.

Presenters include Edie Edmundson as Master of Ceremonies, Mayor Steve Sexton, and Margie Wilson offering a Living History performance, as well as a display of old photographs and a timeline.  The focus of the evening is a panel of long-time residents, including Don Mapes and Jim Neff, sharing their stories and memories.

In case you don’t know, Burlington has a lot of surprisingly raucous stories in its past.  This will be a fun evening!  Birthday cake will be served.

The event is free to the public, and families are welcome.

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