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Waterlines

WaterlinesBurke Museum

This new fold-out map is an interpretive photorealistic and hand-painted rendering of the Seattle area in the mid-19th century, just prior to non-Native settlement. It is based on mapping done by the Puget Sound River History Project. It identifies Coast Salish village sites and water-related places, written in the Lushootseed language. The place names are drawn from elders who worked with ethnographers in the early 20th century, from the work of linguists and scholars such as the late Vi Hilbert, and from an atlas created by Coll Thrush and Nile Thompson for the book Native Seattle.  (more…)

 

Do You Know Bruce?
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upcoming-events-redWing Luke Museum
Now through 2017

In 1999, Time Magazine named Bruce Lee one of the most influential people of the century. He inspired – and continues to inspire – millions of people, 40 years after his death, through his trailblazing work in martial arts, film and fitness. He was an international superstar but for Asian Pacific Americans, he was much more. While his one-inch punch raised the bar for martial artists, his skill, hard work, and determination to break media stereotypes of Asian Pacific Americans was game-changing in advancing racial equality. (more…)

 

Boeing Space Center
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Kent-Space-Center-1965-edited-300x187Kent Historical Museum

On October 30, 1965, the Boeing Space Center was dedicated and open for business. Built in the middle of the Green River Valley’s fertile agricultural lands, it was the most advanced space research complex in private industry. The $120 million Center provided vital support to Boeing’s Space Division in the years ahead. Four major laboratories were in use: Space Flight Simulation, Space Environment Simulation, Materials and Processes, and Microelectronics. By 1967, the Center had expanded to eleven buildings with one and a quarter million square feet of floor space. www.kenthistoricalmuseum.org

 

Newcastle – Little Giant of the Eastside
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Invitation-1Renton History Museum
Now through 2/7/2015

The Renton History Museum joins forces with the Newcastle Historical Society to present a history of our coal mining neighbor to the North. By the late 1890s, coal mining had made Newcastle the second largest town in King County, second only to Seattle. Pacific Coast Coal Company put its mark on Newcastle in ways that Renton never experienced. When the company left Newcastle after a miners’ strike, many Newcastle residents moved to Renton. (more…)

 

Preservation advocacy workshop
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Historic Seattle and the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Date: 11/8/2014, 10 AM – 12 PM

Historic Seattle presents this crash course in preservation advocacy and shares effective tools for saving places that matter. Historic Seattle’s executive director of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, Chris Moore, and Historic Seattle’s director of preservation services, Eugenia Woo, present advocacy strategies related to local landmark designation; the National Register of Historic Places/ Most Endangered Historic Properties List; and more, This workshop is free, thanks in part to funding from donations to Historic Seattle in memory of Beth Chave (1955-2012), who served as Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board Coordinator for 25 years.  At Stimson-Green Mansion, 1204 Minor Avenue, Seattle’s First Hill.  Advance registration required due to limited space. http://www.historicseattle.org 

 


ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER

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 heritageadvisor@akcho.org.

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 http://www.akcho.org/members.


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