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THE HERITAGE ADVISOR

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Visitors Count audience research
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For years, the American Association of State and Local History has conducted visitor analyses for historical organizations that participate in the Visitors Count! audience research program. What “drives” a successful visit to a museum varies greatly across organizations…even among museums of similar type, such as historic houses, military museums, or history museums.  (more…)

 

 

Washington State Historical Society announces annual awards
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Washington State Historical Society
Nomination deadline: 6/2/2016

The Washington State Historical Society invites nominations for its annual awards recognizing excellence in advancing the field of history in the state of Washington through writing, teaching, historic projects, and understanding cultural diversity in 2015. See the list of awards below. (more…)

 

KC Archives has new search site
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KCArchivesThe King County Archives announces the release of its new collection search site: www.kingcounty.gov/archives/search.  From work, home, library, or via mobile device, now anyone can research the Archives’ collection, with over 200,000 records in the database.  Users can bookmark items of interest and use the site to request a research appointment. The Archives is also in the early stages of making some of its rich photographic collection directly available through the site. At present, more than 1,000 scanned historical photographs are available for download, with many more on the way. (more…)

 

Ask an Archivist – When to wear white gloves

whiteglovesby Elizabeth Stiles Knight

White gloves are the quintessential symbol of an archive. Their use, however, has been called into question and much debated in recent years. Current concensus is that they hinder more than help when handling most materials. The ubiquitous use of them in archives is no longer general practice. (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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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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