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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Category: April 2010
And the Winner Is… 27th Annual AKCHO Awards
The nominations are in and voting packets have gone out to the Awards Committee. Excitement is mounting for the 2010 AKCHO Awards which will be held Tuesday, April 27, at the Museum of History & Industry, 2700 24th Avenue East in Seattle’s Montlake neighborhood. Read the rest of this article »
Century 21′s Golden Anniversary Treasure Hunt (of Sorts)
In 2012, our region celebrates the 50th anniversary of Century 21, the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. The Seattle Center and Seattle Center Foundation are leading the celebration, and plan a full range of programs and activities to commemorate the fair, explore its legacy, and look to the future. Scheduled activities include a history book (produced by HistoryLink), displays (in partnership with MOHAI), educational programs and more. Read the rest of this article »
Uncertain Future for 4Culture Funding
As this edition of Heritage Advisor was being readied for publication, legislators were still in Olympia, grappling with a $2.9 million deficit and waging battle over the revised 2010 budget. And as 4Culture Director Jim Kelly points out in a recent blog, chances seem to be fading for legislative action this session that would extend lodging tax funding toward King County’s cultural programs. Read the rest of this article »
A Gardener’s Heritage – Sharing and Vigilance
Sue Nevler at Dunn Gardens
Sound Off? This dredges up history of a personal sort. My father was a New England sea captain who sailed a 141-foot steel hulled ketch worldwide doing oceanographic research. A graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine, he majored in history. The historic shadows that pervaded that campus were tall by any standards: Peary, Longfellow, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Those shadows had their pull on him as he probed the past in his life, concentrating on the civil war and its lessons. “United we stand, divided we fall” was a phrase that carried to my present day thought. Read the rest of this article »
Travel Back in Time on King Co Roads
King County Road Services Division has released the Heritage Corridors final report. It was part of a two year project on which staff from Preservation 4Culture served as consultants. The report includes maps, images of early transportation routes, classic early-automobile ephemera, and an in-depth history of overland transportation in King County. Read the rest of this article »
Fed Reserve Bank Sale Struck Down
The 60-year-old Federal Reserve building in downtown Seattle received a reprieve from a possible date with a wrecking ball when a federal judge recently nullified a tentative deal to sell the building to an undisclosed buyer. Read the rest of this article »
History at the Hatchery and Other Upcoming Events
Issaquah Hatchery, circa 1960 – photo courtesy of Issaquah History Museums
Have you checked AKCHO’s on-line calendar recently? It is filled with scintillating events this month, from a presentation on the history of the Issaquah salmon hatchery to concerts, documentary screenings, cabin visits, and historic hikes and walking tours. Or for something really out of this world, how about a lecture on the history of human space flight? Read the rest of this article »
Take Two Tackles Museum Tech Use
University of Washington Museology Program Director Kris Morrissey is one of the three co-principal investigators of the Take Two project, a large, multi-year study of the impact of Web 2.0 technologies on museum learning and practice. Read the rest of this article »
No More Anonymous Alleys
In a couple of recent pieces, Crosscut.com makes the case for honoring local history-makers with a spate of new names on Seattle’s bridges, paths, and alleys. Read the rest of this article »
Lake Union Overflows with History
While the opening of Lake Union Park’s full 12-acre expanse won’t be celebrated until the end of September, the Seattle Parks Foundation reports that the park is under construction and continues on time and on budget. There will be 300-foot interactive fountains and a model boat pond, and Terry Avenue will be home to a tree grove and history trail. Read the rest of this article »
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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.
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