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AKCHO meeting explores Tukwila’s rural roots
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The Tukwila Historical Society's Pat Brodin shares local history with AKCHO members

The Tukwila Historical Society’s Pat Brodin shares local history with AKCHO members – photo courtesy of Miguel Llanos

A sizable crowd turned out for AKCHO’s May meeting held over Memorial Day weekend at the Nelsen Family Historical Residence Trust in Tukwila. Co-hosted by Trust Curator Craig Wooton and the Tukwila Historical Society, the meeting focused on the rural history of the Valley. Tukwila Historical Society president Louise Jones Brown briefed AKCHO members on the upcoming activities of the Historical Society, and then longtime Historical Society board member Pat Brodin, who is also an engineer with the City of Tukwila, regaled members with stories of how the community’s infrastructure had changed over time.

Members also learned about the story of this house, which was built in 1905 by Danish immigrants Mary and James Nelsen. Miss Helen Nelsen was born in the house in 1906 and lived her entire ninety years there. (more…)

 

Teaching WWII Japanese American incarceration with primary sources
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This free online course from Densho will give you the historical background, primary source materials, and instructional strategies you need to teach the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans in the secondary school classroom. Each learning activity in this online course is meant to give you a sense of the learning experience your students will have in your classroom. (more…)

 

City of Seattle seeks your cultural nominations
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The Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members committed to enriching their communities through the arts. The polls are open and nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Awards until Sunday, May 31.

Awards will be presented in the following categories: (more…)

 

Cordova honored with Legacy Award
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AKCHO President Alice Winship presenting the AKCHO Board Legacy Award to Dorothy Cordova

AKCHO President Alice Winship presenting the AKCHO Board Legacy Award to Dorothy Cordova

Ed. note: This is the final installment in our recap of all of the recipients of 2015 AKCHO Awards. If you have ideas for worthy projects or individuals who deserve consideration for a 2016 AKCHO Award, please contact our tireless Awards Committee Chair, Pat Filer at plfiler@hotmail.com

Dorothy Cordova is the recipient of the 2015 AKCHO Board Legacy Award. She was born in Seattle and grew up in the Central District. Her parents had emigrated from the Philippines and when she became a mother herself, she wanted to make sure that her children and other Filipino American youth learned about their cultural legacy. In 1957, Dorothy helped establish the Filipino Youth Activities program and for over 40 years she created programs promoting Filipino heritage to a younger generation. (more…)

 

Civic Partners funding

Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
Deadline: 6/30/2015

The Civic Partners program awards two-year funding to arts and cultural organizations within Seattle city limits. The Civic Partner Program invests in the broad cultural community, helping organizations make a rich variety of arts, heritage and culture opportunities accessible to Seattle residents and visitors. Through this and all our programs, we are committed to removing barriers to participation and involving diverse cultures and underserved audiences and artists. (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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