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May membership meeting – Wing Luke Museum

WingLukeDate: Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 10 AM – noon
Hosted by the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Address: 719 S King Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-623-5124

Program: The Making of “Do You Know Bruce? Breaking Barriers”

Planning a museum exhibit is no easy feat, but one that is in three parts over three years? The Wing is doing just that with its tribute to martial arts icon and actor Bruce Lee.

Exhibit developer Cassie Chinn will explain the challenges and joys of making “Do You Know Bruce? Breaking Barriers” when the Museum hosts AKCHO’s next member meeting on May 31 from 10 AM – noon. The planning included working with the Bruce Lee Foundation and Lee’s wife, Linda, and daughter, Shannon. Now in year two, the exhibit currently focuses on Lee’s larger than life impact on film and the media. Artifacts include the largest display ever of toys and collectibles from the television show The Green Hornet. (more…)

 

Going back to school is cool in Bothell
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Architect and Bothell Landmarks Preservation Board member Vicki Samppas (right) leads a group of AKCHO members on a tour of McMenamins Anderson School

Architect and Bothell Landmarks Preservation Board member Vicki Somppi (right) leads a group of AKCHO members on a tour of McMenamins Anderson School

For many people, their junior high years are best forgotten – the onset of adolescence brings on a host of insecurities and changes. But, as AKCHO members learned at our April membership meeting, you can transform your junior high experience from “fool” to “cool” if you stop in at McMenamins Anderson School, the Bothell schoolhouse that has been transformed from workhorse junior high to tantalizing resort.

On April 26, the Bothell Historical Museum hosted 35 AKCHO members, who braved an I-5 shutdown to hear Bothell Landmarks Preservation Board members Pat Pierce, Sue Kienast and Vicki Somppi detail the years-long struggle to preserve the school in the face of development boosters. (more…)

 

Thinking Things Through: Do you know where your supporters are?

by Brandon Claycomb

It’s 2016. Do you know where your supporters are?

Non-profit cultural organizations need many kinds of supporters, including audience members, donors, and general well-wishers. And you may wonder sometimes whether your audience today will still be your audience tomorrow, whether you’re doing everything you need to be doing to build your donor base, and what it will take to get even more people to wish you well. (more…)

 

WA Trust announces 2016 Most Endangered list
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DVORAK BARN

Dvorak Barn, Kent

Four King County historic properties are included on the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2016 list of Most Endangered Historic Properties in the State of Washington. The list was announced during the RevitalizeW, conference held this year in Chelan during the last week of April.

The 2016 Most Endangered Historic Properties list contains the following sites, with the dates of construction: (more…)

 

Walking Washington’s History – Ten Cities

WalkingWAHistoryby Judy Bentley
University of Washington Press – 304 pp – $19.95

This book is a follow-up to Judy Bentley’s bestselling Hiking Washington’s History. It showcases the state’s engaging urban history through guided walks in ten major cities: Bellingham, Everett, Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Walla Walla and Yakima. Using narrated walks, maps, and historic photographs, Bentley reveals each city’s aspirations. Bentley is an emeritus faculty at South Seattle College.

 


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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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