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Heritage Museum Sports Exhibition

Did you know that Burton and Vashon were once fierce rivals?  The two high schools that is, that battled each other in sports and Islanders were quite divided by their teams. Did you also know that the Pirates (once there was onlyone school) won a football game 81 to 0? And yes, they also lost another 91 to 0.

This information and more is the subject of the new show at the Heritage Museum . Dick Warren and Jim Bettie combed through masses of photos, trophies, sports gear and more to celebrate Pirate sports. These two lifelong friends, both Pirate football players in the 40’s and former coaches, have done a terrific job of showing how sports have changed throughout 120 plus years of Island games. The exhibition covers uniforms, team photos as well as trophies and tidbits from many of the various athletics played on Vashon. It’s a fun travel down memory lane to pick out familiar faces in the photos and be amused at how the uniforms have changed over time.

The show opens on Friday, June 3rdfrom 6 to 9 PM. The Vashon Maury Island heritage Museum, located at 10105 SW Bank Road, is open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4PM. The show runs until September.