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Vets Restore seeks applicants for fall term

Deadline: 8/15/2014

4Culture seeks military veterans who are interested in working in working with their hands and restoring old things. Vets Restore is a free 7-week program that offers specialized training in revitalizing historic structures, with a 5-week internship with a local construction firm and one-on-one job placement assistance.  Learn more at Vets Restore.  For more information, call Candice Corey with the King County Veterans’ Program, 206-477-6989.


New prospects for seminary
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1024px-Saint_Edward_SeminaryA real estate development firm with a track record for rehabbing historic buildings has stepped forward with a proposal for the former St. Edward Seminary in Kenmore. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and located within St. Edward State Park.

The Puget Sound Business Journal reports that Kevin Daniels of Daniels Real Estate has proposed restoring the building with an eye to creating additional space for Bastyr University, which has a campus adjacent to the current state park property in other facilities that had been part of the seminary complex at one time. (more…)


View master masons from Japan
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KG-Terrace-Overlook-rendering-sm1This  August, master masons from Japan will lead a team of masons to build an 8-foot high ishigaki (dry-laid) stone rampart base for the new Terrace Overlook at the Kubota Garden. The public is invited to watch the construction, which will occur between August 8 and 20 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM daily. A celebration of the completed wall is planned for Wednesday, August 20 at 2 PM. (more…)


Plan to attend UW museology internship fair
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The University of Washington’s annual Museology Internship Fair will be held on Monday, September 22, from 1-3 PM in the UW Tower (Mezzanine level). The Fair gives local museums and historical societies a chance to connect with UW museology students, as well as with other local sites.   Second-year students may be seeking internship opportunities, or potential thesis project opportunities, while the incoming first-year cohort will have a chance to connect with representatives from local museums, learn more about them,  and express interest in future internship opportunities for Winter quarter or beyond. (more…)


Maximize the Congressional recess
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The third annual “Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week” is happening August 9-16 — a chance for you to invite your legislators to see firsthand the impact of your museum. The American Alliance of Museums is encouraging museums across the country to participate in this outreach event, and has provided an online toolkit to assist museums in reaching out to their Congressional representatives and other electeds, including templates for creating economic and educational impact statements that you can share with your legislators during their visit. (more…)



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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