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Classes in boatbuilding skills
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Categories: Education

compassThe Center for Wooden Boats

The Center for Wooden Boats has announced its autumn schedule of classes that will hone the skills of any aspiring boatbuilder or sailor.  They include:

Women’s Woodworking – September 20-21
Bronze Casting – October 4-5
Lofting – October 4-5
Sailmaking and Repairs Introduction – October 11-12
Dead Reckoning – October 18
Sailmaking: Drafting, Design, Cutting, and Construction – October 25-26

More information at


Education assistant
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Categories: Employment

White River Valley Museum
Immediate opening

The White River Valley Museum has an opening for and Education Assistant, a 29 hour a week City of Auburn ‘temporary’ position. The Education Assistant primarily delivers and organizes the extensive fieldtrip program at the Museum and at the Mary Olson Farm. The position is ongoing, i.e. it extends from year to year, but has no benefits. More information here:


Resist – Asian American Acts of Struggle
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Wing Luke Museum
Now through 1/18/2015

Highlighting the stories of Asian Americans who defied the “quiet” stereotypes and stood up to injustice whether by confrontation or refusal or somewhere in between.  The Wing is located at 719 S King Street, Seattle.


Most endangered properties 2014
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To help kick off the RevitalizeWA Conference that was held in Wenatchee this summer, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation identified five sites for its Most Endangered Historic Properties List for 2014.  Leading the list is the Thayer Barn in Duvall, built during the Great Depression from a Sears & Roebuck barn catalogue, and featuring a gothic style roof.   (more…)


Luis to helm CWB
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CWB-LuisThe Center for Wooden Boats has tapped Michael Luis, longtime public affairs consultant, historic preservationist, author and city councilmember of Medina, to be CWB’s new Executive Director.  Although the search was nationwide, the CWB board chose Luis, a third-generation resident of Medina, where he learned to sail on Lake Washington, and now serves on the Medina city council.
Luis holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Washington. He runs a public affairs consulting company specializing in public policy and communication and also serves as Treasurer of the Eastside Heritage Center. Previously, he was Vice President for Public Affairs at The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and in that capacity managed the centennial celebration of the Klondike Gold Rush. (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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