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
The newsletter of the Association of King County Historical Organizations
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Women Fly Education Symposium
Museum of Flight
This annual two-day event brings more than 100 young women ages 13-17 to participate in motivational and career-oriented activities that will allow them to meet and learn from professional women working in a variety of flight-related careers. Volunteering their time are over 30 women professionals: airport operators, pilots, air traffic controllers and engineers in all disciplines. Read the rest of this article »
Pacific Northwest Borderlands
Pacific Northwest Historians Guild
The Pacific Northwest Historians Guild is holding its annual conference on Saturday March 6, at the Museum of History & Industry in Seattle. This year’s theme is about the region as a borderland. The program and registration form can be found on the Guild’s web page. Read the rest of this article »
The Civil War in the Pacific Northwest
The Center for Columbia River History, Fort Vancouver National Site
March 6, 9 AM – 4 PM
Historian Richard Etulain and others will focus on the connections between the Civil War and Pacific Northwest history, providing a way of relating regional and national history to students. Clock hours available for Washington State teachers. For more information, go to ccrh.org/calendar.php.
People, Place, and Voice: Oral History Basics
Center for Columbia River History, Portland
March 10, 9 AM – 4 PM
The Center for Columbia River History and the Northwest Oral History Association present this oral history workshop, which will be held at the joint conference of the American Society for Environmental History and the National Council for Public History. This workshop will focus on the collection and use of oral history by public historians, environmental historians, and the broader heritage and history community. For more information, click here.
Currents of Change
American Society for Environmental History and National Council on Public History Joint Conference, Portland
Conference will address areas of environmental and public history which illustrate or explicate the theme “Currents of Change.” Visit www.ncph.org for more information.
How to Record Oral History Interviews
Museum of History & Industry
In-depth training in the practice of recording oral history interviews. Learn about options for recording, the ethical and legal considerations in interviewing, and general best practices that will help you obtain the most successful interview. Read the rest of this article »
Theory and Technology of Historic Preservation
Ritzville Center for Historic Preservation Trades
Two-day workshop is geared for preservation professional, historic home or building owners, and/or volunteer historic commission members. Day one offers an overview of the history and present state of historic preservation in America. Day two looks at historic Preservation Technologies in Action, and ends with a walking tour of Ritzville’s National Historic District with a discussion of character defining features. $100 per day or $150 for both days. For more information, contact Ann Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heirloom Conservation Series
White River Valley Museum
This spring, the Museum is offering a three-part series on heirloom conservation. Experts will lead discussions and demonstrations on caring for your family’s most precious objects. Basic preservation materials will be provided as well as handouts with tips and instructions from the experts. Textiles – April 5; Paper Ephemera – May 3; Photographs – June 7. All classes will run from 6-8:30 PM.
$40 per class or $100 for the series. Call 253-288-7439 to register. www.wrvmuseum.org
Project Management for History Professionals
Washington State History Museum
This workshop offers 35 hours of formal project management training to history professionals. The training, which involves 24 hours of onsite workshop training plus 11 hours of follow-up live webinar training, qualifies professionals in the history field to sit for the project management certification exam through Project Management International (PMI). For more information, contact Steven Hoskins at email@example.com.
Heritage Barn Conference – Walla Walla
Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
In partnership with the National Barn Alliance, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is hosting this event, which will include educational sessions on issues related to barn preservation and optional tours of local barns. Visit www.wa-trust.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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.
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.php.
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