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The Muckleshoot People – A Look Back
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Categories: Exhibits

small-mit-display3_cropAuburn City Hall Gallery
Now through 12/21/2014

“The Muckleshoot People – A Look Back” and “Muckleshoot Tribe – Today” is a two-part, special exhibition in City Hall Gallery presented but the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. Auburn City Hall is located at 25 W Main Street, Auburn. The exhibit is open during regular business hours.


Marketing manager
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Categories: Employment

Open until filled

Densho is seeking a Marketing Manager to begin as soon as possible to create and implement a content marketing plan that engages a national audience with Densho’s rich online content about the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. This person will launch social media campaigns and live events that build upon Densho’s content expertise and integrate Densho’s current email and direct mail efforts. This is a full-time position in Seattle with health, dental and vision benefits. The position is grant funded for a year at a rate of $60,000 per annum. Employment after the first year is dependent upon funding and performance. Densho is an equal opportunity employer.

Description of Position Responsibilities:

  • Create a content marketing plan to create awareness and understanding about the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans that uses social media, public relations, live events, email messaging, and direct mail.
  • Implement, with limited resources, the content marketing plan using Densho’s online content and:
  • Social media and other online engagement tools
  • Press releases, Annual Report and other Densho print publications
  • Live events
  • Monthly eNews email newsletter and Densho’s website

Skills and Requirements:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Experience in communications, external relations or other outreach-intensive role required
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in current social media platforms and technologies
  • Experience in event management and project management
  • Knowledge of Japanese American history and community
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required

To apply, please send your resume (Word, PDF, or Plain text) and a cover letter describing your interest to All applications will be held in confidence. All submissions and questions should be sent via email — please no phone inquiries.


Nominate an endangered historic property
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Categories: News
The Thayer Barn in  Duvall was on the 2014 Most Endangered Historic Property list

The Thayer Barn in Duvall was on the 2014 Most Endangered Historic Property list

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking nominations to its 2015 Most Endangered Historic Properties List. Nomination forms may be obtained through the Trust’s website at Washingtonians enjoy a diverse collection of historic and cultural resources found throughout the state. Historic buildings and sites significantly contribute to the heritage and vitality of Washington while enhancing the quality of life in small towns, large cities, and across rural areas. Yet each day, these resources face a variety of challenges, including lack of funding, deferred maintenance, neglect, incompatible development, and demolition. Inclusion in the Most Endangered List is an important initial step in highlighting these threats and bringing attention to those historic resources most in need. (more…)


Congressional research grants

Dirksen Congressional Center
Deadline: 3/1/2015

The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress. Since 1978, the Congressional Research Grants program has invested more than $944,208 to support over 436 projects. Applications are accepted at any time, but the deadline is March 1 for the annual selections, which are announced in April. (more…)


DoL Scholars Program
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Categories: Education

Department of Labor
Deadline: 12/12/2014

The United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) announces the 2015 DOL Scholars Program. The purpose of the DOL Scholars Program is to promote and expand labor research that directly relates to DOL policies and programs. DOL will fund up to seven researchers, with individual awards ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. The DOL scholars will conduct and complete labor-related research between January 5, 2015 and August 31, 2015, culminating in one high-quality working paper and one public-use data file (PUF) to be posted on the DOL CEO website by the end of the award period. Participation in the program will provide the DOL scholar with independent funding to pursue research; an opportunity to present your findings to the DOL community; and the dissemination of your research through the DOL CEO website. (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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