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THE HERITAGE ADVISOR

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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…)

 

Coordinator for Connecting to Collections Care – FAIC
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Categories: Employment

Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Deadline: 11/1/2014

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) seeks a part-time contract Coordinator for “Connecting to Collections Care,” an online community for information and training on caring for collections. In addition to monitoring online discussions and posting appropriate links and documents, the Coordinator will oversee production and archiving of webinars. (more…)

 

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop exhibit
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Categories: Exhibits

Log House Museum
Now through 6/2015

The Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, founded in 1899 by West Seattleite Joseph E. “Daddy” Standley, is closed through June 2015 for city seawall construction. The display includes dozens of Ye Olde Curiosity Shop artifacts, including the original desk of Standley and a working Charlie Chaplin nickelodeon dating from 1904. The Museum is located at 3003 61st Avenue SW in West Seattle. 

 

Empire Is in the Heart – UW conference on Carlos Bulosan Centennial
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Categories: Education

University of Washington
Date: 11/14/2014

This one-day conference on the life and works of Carlos Bulosan seeks to encourage different ways of reckoning with the legacies of Bulosan both in the U.S. and in the Philippines. It also seeks to address the relationship between his artistic and political approaches and his place in understanding the braided histories of labor migration, racial formation, Filipino diasporic imagination, and imperial expansion. Admission is free. (more…)

 

Waterlines

WaterlinesBurke Museum

This new fold-out map is an interpretive photorealistic and hand-painted rendering of the Seattle area in the mid-19th century, just prior to non-Native settlement. It is based on mapping done by the Puget Sound River History Project. It identifies Coast Salish village sites and water-related places, written in the Lushootseed language. The place names are drawn from elders who worked with ethnographers in the early 20th century, from the work of linguists and scholars such as the late Vi Hilbert, and from an atlas created by Coll Thrush and Nile Thompson for the book Native Seattle.  (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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