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Sharecropper’s Troubadour

sct-croppedby Michael Honey
Palgrave Macmillan – 244 pp – $28

University of Washington Tacoma Professor Michael Honey tells the story of John Handcox, a largely unknown African-American man born in Arkansas in 1904, to illuminate obscure but significant events from American history. Includes stories of the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union and the African American song tradition. From 2000 to 2004, Professor Honey held the Harry Bridges Chair in Labor Studies at the University of Washington.



Neighborhood and community arts funding in Seattle

Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
Deadline: 10/22/2014

The Office of Arts & Culture’s Neighborhood & Community Arts program helps Seattle’s community-based groups produce festivals and events that enhance the visibility of neighborhoods, promote cultural participation, celebrate diversity and build community through arts and culture.
Neighborhood arts councils and community-based groups may seek support for a recurring festival or event that has been in existence for at least one year, has a significant arts and cultural component, is open to the public and takes place in Seattle. Applicants do not have to have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. (more…)


Snoqualmie Falls Depot
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Northwest Railway Museum
Now through 9/1/2014

A new museum at Snoqualmie Falls opened to the public this summer.  The exhibits are housed in the historic carpenter shop and Snoqualmie Falls depot, and chronicle the Charles H. Baker’s 1898-1899 development of the world’s first underground power station.  Baker was a civil engineer who built the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway to the Cascade foothills and platted the town of Snoqualmie. While surveying and constructing the track at Snoqualmie Falls, he recognized the tremendous hydroelectric potential and pursued its development. Baker’s early work defines the community to this day. (more…)


Expanding the Greek Legacy – A Historical Odyssey
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Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State
8/16 – 10/6/2014

This exhibit in the University of Washington’s Suzzallo Allen Library (lobby, ground floor, Allen North) recognizes the distinguished career of University of Washington Professor Carol Thomasand her 2014 book, Greece: A Short History of a Long Story, 7000 BCE to the Present, and the Gust Rakus Family Gift which supports library acquisition of Hellenic Studies resources. The display showcases the remarkable history of the Greek people and their country, as revealed through artifacts and printed materials.


Part-time project coordinator – Carlos Bulosan Centennial
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Carlos Bulosan Centennial Committee
Deadline: 8/24/2014

The Carlos Bulosan Centennial Committee (CBCC) is a volunteer led group committed to producing a series of free, community events in commemoration of what would have been Carlos Bulosan’s 100th birthday in October and November 2014 in Seattle. Carlos Bulosan is the United States’ most recognizable Filipino American author, poet, laborer and organizer. To cement Bulosan’s place in Seattle’s history and to share his struggle with a wider audience, the CBCC will organize a series of public events, artistic showcases, a historic collection unveiling, academic gathering and community celebrations highlighting Bulosan’s influence on today’s civil rights, youth, immigration, labor and cross-cultural movements. (more…)



Heritage Advisor is published 10 times a year by the Association of King County Historical Organizations as a service to members and those who support its mission. AKCHO was established in 1977 to: encourage cooperation among historical organizations; promote and encourage the study and preservation of the history and heritage of King County through member organizations, individual members, and the community they serve; and support such preservation efforts through public awareness and understanding of legislative issues.

The Heritage Advisor welcomes submissions of news items, calendar items, and opinion columns from AKCHO members, HA subscribers, and readers. Articles are limited to 300 words and they should have a strong relevance to historic preservation and heritage issues in King County, Washington. Submission of an article does not guarantee publication. AKCHO does not pay for published submissions. All articles are subject to review by AKCHO staff. Please send your article within the body of an email (no attachments, please) to

AKCHO welcomes new members year round. Individual memberships are $15. Organization memberships are $35. Join more than 150 individuals and organizations supporting heritage work and historic preservation in King County. For more information and an application form, visit




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AKCHO was established to encourage cooperation among historical organizations and to promote and encourage the study and preservation of the history and heritage of King County through member organizations, individual members, and the community they serve, and to support such preservation efforts through public awareness and understanding of legislative issues.

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