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Expanding the Greek Legacy – A Historical Odyssey
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Categories: Exhibits

Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State
8/16 – 10/6/2014

This exhibit in the University of Washington’s Suzzallo Allen Library (lobby, ground floor, Allen North) recognizes the distinguished career of University of Washington Professor Carol Thomasand her 2014 book, Greece: A Short History of a Long Story, 7000 BCE to the Present, and the Gust Rakus Family Gift which supports library acquisition of Hellenic Studies resources. The display showcases the remarkable history of the Greek people and their country, as revealed through artifacts and printed materials.


Part-time project coordinator – Carlos Bulosan Centennial
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Carlos Bulosan Centennial Committee
Deadline: 8/24/2014

The Carlos Bulosan Centennial Committee (CBCC) is a volunteer led group committed to producing a series of free, community events in commemoration of what would have been Carlos Bulosan’s 100th birthday in October and November 2014 in Seattle. Carlos Bulosan is the United States’ most recognizable Filipino American author, poet, laborer and organizer. To cement Bulosan’s place in Seattle’s history and to share his struggle with a wider audience, the CBCC will organize a series of public events, artistic showcases, a historic collection unveiling, academic gathering and community celebrations highlighting Bulosan’s influence on today’s civil rights, youth, immigration, labor and cross-cultural movements. (more…)


Do some time traveling this summer
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Through August 31, the Seattle PI is teaming up with UW Libraries, Grryo, and the mobile app timera to bring a time travel photography event to Seattle. Timera is a photo app for mobile devices that enables mixing together old and new photos in the same place. (more…)


Mary Olson Farm needs field trip docents
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If you like the idea of spending mornings strolling  a beautifully restored historic farm and sharing the wonders of the out-of-doors and historic farming with small groups of school children, then you should attend the upcoming training to become a field trip tour guide at the Mary Olson Farm in Auburn. Each year roughly 2,500 students tour this award-winning historic farm where they learn about where their food comes from and stream ecology. The Farm is home to seven historic buildings, a 100+ year old orchard, a salmon bearing stream, deeply forested hillsides and meadows cut for hay. The Farm’s ponies, cows, chickens, goats and cats are on hand to interact with visitors. (more…)


747 restoration underway at Museum of Flight

MoF-747Restoration and painting of the exterior of the Boeing 747 prototype at The Museum of Flight is underway. Technicians arrived this month to begin returning the Jumbo Jet to the glamorous, gleaming livery worn on its maiden flight in 1969. The Museum began renewing the interior of the plane in 2013. Decades of outdoor service and display have left their marks on the Boeing jet, but the Museum plans on those being history by summer’s end. The aircraft will remain on exhibit in the Museum Airpark during the painting process.




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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