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History Day volunteers needed
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Categories: Education

History Day contest season has begun, and volunteer judges are needed in both East Puget Sound and North Puget Sound regions. 

History Day judges are adults with an interest in history and a desire to help students in grades 6 -12 improve their ability to do historical research and present their results in public. All judges will work in teams of three, and will be evaluating student work at two different times: (more…)


Arts and Heritage Day 2015 – meet your legislators in Olympia
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CapitolThe Washington Museum Association and the Washington State Arts Alliance are partnering once again to host Arts & Heritage Day in Olympia, which will happen on March 4 this year. This day-long event gives you a chance to join with your cultural colleagues and meet with your legislators to express your views on legislation and budgeting priorities that have an impact on the activities we undertake as custodians of local history and heritage. (more…)


Circle the dates – AKCHO 2015 membership meetings
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AKCHO board member and programs chair Miguel Llanos has lined up an interesting slate of venues for the AKCHO membership meetings that will be taking place throughout King County in 2015. Please note that in an attempt to reduce the hassle of getting to meetings through rush hour traffic, this year AKCHO is experimenting with an 11 AM start time for most meetings. In addition, we will try hosting one or two meetings on Saturday instead of Tuesday.

Here is the schedule: (more…)


Collections manager
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Categories: Employment

Nordic Heritage Museum
Open until filled

The collections manager position oversees all aspects of collections management, including the documentation, care, conservation, security, storage, and proper exhibition of the permanent collection and other collections of the Nordic Heritage Museum. Please read full job description here and, if interested in the position, submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements via e-mail to the attention of Deputy Director of Operations Sandra Nestorovic at Incomplete applications will be not be considered. No phone calls, please.


Annual meeting recaps successes, looks ahead
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New AKCHO board members John Nordstrand and Alice Stenstrom

New AKCHO board members John Nordstrand and Alice Stenstrom

More than 60 AKCHO members and friends turned out for AKCHO’s annual meeting, held January 27 at the Nordic Heritage Museum. Eric Nelson, CEO of the Museum, welcomed the crowd and gave them an update on plans for the new museum building. Then AKCHO President Alice Winship thanked outgoing AKCHO board members Darby Riley and Bob Fisher, and held elections for board members who will serve three-year terms from now through 2017. Current board members Dick Wagner and Lisa Kranseler were re-elected to serve another term, and John Nordstrand of History House of Seattle and Alice Stenstrom of the Museum of History & Industry were elected as first-term board members. (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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