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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Category: Heritage Briefs
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 »
The Poop on Anthro Conference
Scatology, beeswax, and Sir Francis Drake all figured into the intriguing findings presented at the 63rd annual Northwest Anthropology conference, held in Ellensburg recently. Crosscut columnist Knute Berger reports back on the event in a couple of lively pieces. Check them out here and here.
All Aboard for NW Railway Museum’s 2010 Season
The Northwest Railway Museum officially resumes full passenger service aboard its vintage railway on April 3. Each Saturday and Sunday through October, the Northwest Railway Museum will offer 75-minute round-trip train rides to the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Read the rest of this article »
Call for MI Photos
The Mercer Island Historical Society is working on another history book of Mercer Island, and is looking for unpublished old photos of the Island, as well as documents or oral histories. If you know an anecdote or meaningful fact that may have been omitted in the previous histories that were published in 1977 and 1989, please send them to Jane Meyer Brahm, 7420 N Mercer Way, Mercer Island, or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Original photos will be scanned and returned promptly.
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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