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THE HERITAGE ADVISOR

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Call for papers – The Urban Northwest in Landscape and Story
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Pacific Northwest Historians Guild
Deadline for proposals: 12/1/2014

The  Guild Conference is unique in the Pacific Northwest, offering opportunities for all those interested in historical research to share their insights with others. The program includes new work by academic historians and independent scholars as well as by community historians, journalists, genealogists, oral historians, students and folklorists. Papers from researchers in other disciplines also are welcomed. This year the focus is on papers investigating the region’s rich history of urban communities. (more…)

 

Preserving Martin Luther King County’s African American History

 

A rare photo of a racially integrated mining crew in South King County, ca. 1905. Photo courtesy BlackPast.org

With support from 4Culture, BlackPast.org has completed the Preserving Martin Luther King County’s African American History project. The project includes the following:
 
1. A 17,067 word historical essay titled “From Memphis and Mogadishu: The History of African Americans in Martin Luther King County, Washington, 1858-2014.” The article has 52 photographs and is jointly authored by Dr. Daudi Abe (Seattle Community College) and Dr. Quintard Taylor (University of Washington and president of BlackPast.org).
 
2. A U.S Census-based table of the black and entire population of King County from 1860 to 2010.

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Seattle announces arts and cultural districts program
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Although Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture does not directly mention heritage organizations in its rollout of a newly-created Arts & Cultural Districts program, Seattle-based historical societies and museums may end up benefiting from the initiative announced on October 27. The Office of Arts & Culture says its new program is intended to “celebrate a density of artists and arts organizations in various neighborhoods,” pointing out that the presence of arts and cultural programming in a neighborhood increases vibrancy, walkability and livability.  (more…)

 

Groundbreaking earthwork to get preservation attention
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e925f491-f931-456b-a2f6-bcc11f472694The South King County land reclamation project known as Johnson Pit #30, a public earthwork conceived by the conceptual artist Robert Morris, is one of 11 notable land-based artworks to be selected for Landslide 2014: Art and the Landscape.

Johnson Pit #30, completed in 1979, was one of the first public earthworks in the nation. It was commissioned after a symposium was held in King County to create new ways of rehabilitating land that had been abused by technology, and to provide artists with design opportunities for surplus King County property in gravel pits, surface mines, and landfill sites. (more…)

 

Bertha – what on earth is next?
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Seattle’s waterfront digging project was delayed again when a shell deposit (possibly a shell midden) was discovered on October 23. The discovery has reignited public commentary about the tunnel project and the Washington State Department of Transportation’s initial geo-archaeological assessment for the project. (more…)

 


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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