Washington Museum Association Conference
Five prominent museums in Tacoma – the Washington State Hisotrical Society, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, Foss Waterway Seaport, and America’s Car Museum – will serve as hosting venues for the Washington Museum Association’s 2016 conference. But other, smaller museums, includig the Job Carr Museum, the Buffalo Soldiers Museum, the Tacoma Historical Society, and the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum also will serve as destinations during the three-day conference. (more…)
APTNW and DoCoMoMo_Oregon
This full-day workshop, sponsored by the Association for Preservation Technology-Northwest and DoCoMoMo_Oregon, will cover history, materials and case studies. It will take place at Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Avenue in Portland. It will run from 10 AM – 3 PM, with an hour break for lunch. Contact Brian Rich, 206-909-9866, or Kate Kearney, 503-517-0283, for more information. Register here.
Highline Historical Society
This exhibit shares some Mexican immigration stories in the Highline area. It provides examples of people who have faced obstacles but continue to work at cultivating family values. The Historical Society collaborated on this project with Para Los Niños, a Latino non-profit organization that provides language and resettlement skills for new immigrants in Highline.
The exhibit is located at SeaTac City Hall, 4800 S 188th Street, SeaTac.
by Elizabeth Stiles Knight
Disasters are rare, but they do happen. It’s not a matter of if, but when, a crisis will occur that threatens your repository and requires a fast and effective response. We have an obligation to be responsible stewards of our community’s cultural heritage. But preparing for disasters like an earthquake, flood, fire, theft or vandalism, leaky roof, broken water pipe, or other incidents, often is a low priority compared to keeping up with day-to-day operations and more immediate needs. (more…)