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.
May 2013, VOL. 11, NO. 4
THE HERITAGE ADVISOR
The newsletter of the Association of King County Historical Organizations
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AKCHO-HPP joint awards event celebrates heritage/historic preservation
Historical Society of Federal Way members accept the Long Term Project Award for their 46-year effort to restore the David Denny Cabin. “Long term project? You decide!” cracked King County Executive Dow Constantine, who served as emcee for the evening.
A large crowd of heritage and historic preservation enthusiasts from all corners of King County filled the Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium at the new Museum of History & Industry on April 23 to celebrate the field’s accomplishments in 2012.
The occasion was AKCHO’s Annual Awards Program, which joined forces this year with the King County Historic Preservation Program, celebrating its 35 anniversary, to host a gala event that also included presentation of the John D. Spellman Historic Preservation Awards. Read the rest of this article »
Spellman Awards honor preservation from Des Moines to Carnation
Marking its 35th anniversary this year, the King County Historic Preservation Program presented its annual John D. Spellman Historic Preservation Awards in conjunction with AKCHO’s Annual Awards Program. Read the rest of this article »
State funding still up in the air
The 2013 regular session of the Washington State Legislature came to a close on April 28, and while hundreds of bills were passed, a power struggle in the Senate may have contributed to an impasse over the state budget. That means that the fate of the state’s Heritage Capital Projects Fund, as well as funding for the Department of Archaeology and Historical Preservation, two of the state’s history museums, state parks, and the Washington State Arts Commission will remain up in the air until the Legislature reconvenes in a special session beginning May 13. Read the rest of this article »
Seattle cultural community 2013 mayoral forum
Seattle-based heritage and historic preservation advocates are encouraged to attend the Seattle Cultural Community 2013 Mayoral Forum, taking place June 3, 7:30-9 PM, at Town Hall Seattle. KUOW Weekday host Steve Scher will moderate an in-depth discussion among Seattle’s 2013 mayoral candidates on the current state – and future – of Seattle’s cultural community, and how its health relates to our city’s economic vitality. Read the rest of this article »
Historic recording made available
Seattle jazz fans can now check out a rare historical recording that has been digitally spliced together, courtesy of UW Libraries. The recording features a set from the Cecil Young Quartet, almost two hours long, that was performed in Seattle at the Women’s Club on March 11, 1951. The performance was infused with bopping rhythm and blues, brief commentary, and occasional vaudeville. Read the rest of this article »
State awardees include two with King Co ties
Among the recipients of the State Historic Preservation Officer’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation, recently announced by the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, two have ties to King County. Read the rest of this article »
Preservation assistance grants
National Endowment for the Humanities
Preservation Assistance Grants, awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), help small and mid-sized institutions, such as libraries, historical societies, and archival repositories, to improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections Read the rest of this article »
Deadline: six weeks before public event
4Culture recognizes a need for an entry point into 4Culture’s funding opportunities. Open 4Culture provides awards of up to $1,500 for projects that are created by or for underserved communities of King County, and are not served by other 4Culture programs. Read the rest of this article »
Landmarks capital funding
4Culture’s Landmarks Capital program supports “bricks and mortar” projects that help preserve designated local landmarks all around King County. This program funds design, materials, and labor for rehabilitation projects large and small. Eligible applicants include private owners, businesses, organizations and local governments. Fundable projects will range from $3,000 to $30,000. Read the rest of this article »
Site-specific – call for historic sites
4Culture invites historic sites and designated landmarks in King County to apply for inclusion in the 2013 Historic Site(s)-Specific series. For more information, click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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