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Speakers Bureau applicants sought
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Humanities Washington
Application deadline: 4/23/2018

Humanities Washington is seeking applicants for its 2019-2020 Speakers Bureau roster! If you are a passionate expert who would love to share ideas and make connections around Washington State, you are encouraged to apply online by April 23.

Speakers Bureau is our oldest and most popular program, providing communities with a roster of cultural experts and scholars who provide public humanities presentations across the state. This diverse and engaging group of Speakers covers a variety of topics. We encourage you to apply with the topic you are most passionate about!

Each presentation is paid, all travel is funded, and the schedule is flexible. Finalists will be asked to audition in person in Seattle or Moses Lake in July (date to be determined). Learn more here.


Museum/farm program assistant
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White River Museum and Mary Olson Farm

The White River Valley Museum is seeking an enthusiastic individual with a flexible schedule to join the team! The assistant will receive an overview of informal education and Museum programming by serving as a Museum and Farm field trip guide and assisting in the development of and staffing of public programs. The assistant will help guide our programming by working with volunteers and conducting occasional peer to peer reviews.

Schedule Varies:  10 – 40 hours per month/ $12.50 per hour (more…)


Historic cemetery grants

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Deadline: 6/29/2018

The Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, together with the Governor’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and the Historic Cemetery Advisory Committee, are pleased to announce the first round of grant funds through the Historic Cemetery Preservation Capital Grant Program. Established in 2016 with the enactment of House Bill 2637, the capital grant program is intended to benefit the public by preserving outstanding examples of the state’s historical heritage, enabling historic cemeteries to continue to serve their communities, and honoring the military veterans buried within them. (more…)


April 2018 AKCHO Board meeting report
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With the AKCHO Awards Program looming on the calendar, AKCHO board members devoted the bulk of their April meeting to ensuring that all of the bases are covered to ensure a smooth and fun evening on April 24. AKCHO President Alice Stenstrom has confirmed that King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles will serve as emcee, Awards Committee Chair Pat Filer has notified all of the honorees, and Awards Program Chair Judie Romeo is marshaling her forces to staff the event. (more…)


Please join us at the 2018 AKCHO Awards
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We are pleased to announce that King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, who represents King County District 4, will preside over an evening of accolades and fun at AKCHO’s 2018 Annual Awards Program, happening Tuesday, April 24, 5-8 PM, at the Northwest African American Museum. 

Those being celebrated at the Awards Program this year are: (more…)



Heritage Advisor is published by the Association of King County Historical Organizations as a service to members and those who support its mission. We update our website continually throughout the month, and on the first of every month we e-mail a condensed version of Heritage Advisor to our mailing list – you can subscribe to this service by filling out the requested information in the right sidebar on this page.

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 $25, and we have a three-tiered system for organizational memberships, with dues dependent on budget size. For more information and an application form, visit

More than 150 individuals and organizations support heritage work and historic preservation in King County, thanks to their membership in AKCHO. Please join us!


2018 Awards Program

AKCHO 2018 Annual Awards Invitation



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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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