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.
THE HERITAGE ADVISOR
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Category: February 2010
The Year Ahead for AKCHO
The Association of King County Historical Organizations is reaching a critical moment as I take the helm as president of the board of directors for 2010. For more than 30 years, AKCHO has advocated on behalf of members’ interests in the areas of historic preservation and heritage programming. This year, we have an unparalleled opportunity to significantly expand funding for heritage and preservation in King County. Read the rest of this article »
Heritage Caucus Keeps Tabs on Olympia
Even while coping with the necessity of further budget cuts in this legislative session, the Heritage Caucus has been meeting in Olympia weekly to review proposed legislation and discuss any ramifications it might have on heritage activities around the state. Read the rest of this article »
Deadline for AKCHO Awards Nominations Nears
Some of the members of AKCHO’s hardworking Awards Committee: Pat Filer, Alan Stein, and Barb Nilson.
It’s hard to believe that it has already been a year since I composed a similar reminder for the Heritage Advisor that the AKCHO awards deadline is approaching soon. But looking back, what a year it has been! The accomplishments of the heritage community were really outstanding this year. Fascinating new exhibits and publications piqued the public’s interest in local history, and exciting projects and community programs inspired thousands of King County’s residents and visitors to become more active participants in this region’s heritage scene. Read the rest of this article »
King County Collects Website Launched
The AKCHO board is pleased to announce the launch of King County Collects, a new website showcasing high-quality historical images, as well as photographs of key artifacts, in the collections of AKCHO members. The website, http://content.lib.washington.edu/imls/kccollects/, displays images from sixty-one AKCHO members Read the rest of this article »
AKCHO Annual Meeting
Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, retired astronaut and current President and CEO of The Museum of Flight, spoke of the connections between future and past when she addressed the AKCHO annual meeting, which was held at the Museum on January 26. Dunbar recalled something her Scottish grandfather once asked her — “How can you know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been?” — and said those words have guided her in her current position. Read the rest of this article »
Funding Task Force Accepts AKCHO Principles
The group studying heritage funding in King County has accepted principles suggested by AKCHO for distributing funds collected under HB 1386. The Historic Preservation and Historical Programs Advisory Task Force met in January to continue deliberations on a report due on March 1. The task force was created by the King County Council last year. Read the rest of this article »
Ronald School Saved As Shoreline Museum Site
On January 18, over 80 people joined a rally organized by the citizen’s group called “Save Our Museum” to show their support of the Shoreline Historical Museum and its historic Ronald School Building. The event was covered by KOMO-4 News. Photo courtesy Shoreline Historical Museum. Read the rest of this article »
Upcoming AKCHO Programs – Mark Your Calendars
We have planned a great slate of programs for our 2010 AKCHO membership meetings, and a vote at the recent AKCHO annual meeting has provided us with a bit more flexibility in planning. Click on the Next AKCHO Meeting link for news about our February 23 program, which will be hosted by the Mountains to Sound Greenway at the historic Preston Community Center. Read the rest of this article »
Invite AKCHO Display Board to Your Next Event
In AKCHO’s efforts to grow and be more helpful to the historical community, the AKCHO display board attended more events during the 2009 year with members’ help. One of the perks is we learn more about Washington history when we are out talking to the public. There are so many parts to history that make up the whole and it is always interesting to learn new pieces to the puzzle. Read the rest of this article »
Historic Seattle Launches Blog
Invoking memories of an old Seattle telephone exchange, Historic Seattle announces the launch of its new preservation blog, MAin2. The blog promises to provide up-to-date information about preservation issues, news, events and projects in Seattle and around Puget Sound. Read the rest of this article »
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 email@example.com.
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