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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Student History Day Awards
Jacob Ziontz and HistoryLink’s Patricia Filer, photo courtesy of Don Wilson
The halls of Shoreline Conference Center were teeming with youthful concentration, apprehension, and exuberance at the History Day competition for the North Puget Sound region, held March 19. Over 550 students from 19 schools presented 375 historical research projects in documentary, exhibit, website, performance, and written paper categories. Teams of judges carefully reviewed and judged the entries, moving those that received the highest rankings on to the statewide competition. Read the rest of this article »
HistoryLink’s Ed Resource Boasts Weekly Updates
HistoryLink.org‘s new Education Resource has initiated a weekly update for educators and students. Timely topics are identified and links to resources featured in the Education Resource (related to the theme of the update) are included. Check it out – you just might find your organization’s resources highlighted! HistoryLink.org wants teachers and students to visit the site regularly as an historical encyclopedia and also as a trusted educational resource. Read the rest of this article »
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. Read the rest of this article »
StEPs Information Webinar for Service Organizations
April 8 – 11 AM
Service organizations, including state and regional associations, field service offices, state historical societies, and state humanities councils are invited to take part in a free, one-hour webinar to learn more about American Association of State and Local History’s new Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations. StEPs is a voluntary, self-study program that encourages awareness and achievement of national standards. Read the rest of this article »
Webinar for History Institutions
April 13, 11 AM
Join us for a free one-hour webinar to learn about StEPs and the many ways it can benefit your organization. The webinar will be conducted by Cherie Cook, Senior Program Manager at the American Associatin for State and Local History. Read the rest of this article »
Instructional Workshop on Collections Management
White River Valley Museum
April 17, 1-4 PM
This free workshop is intended for heritage organization staff and volunteers who are involved in any way with the care of their institution’s collections. It will breakdown, in detail, budget- and eco-friendly methods of collections care that still meet professional standards set by the American Association of Museums. Read the rest of this article »
Writing Your Memories Workshop
Issaquah History Museums
April 24, 10 AM – Noon
This workshop shows you how to discover your place in history, remember the stories of your time, and record your memories for those who come after you. Read the rest of this article »
Preserving Photos and Heirlooms
Issaquah History Museums
April 24, 1-3 PM
Learn about the basics of preservation and how they apply to your own personal artifacts. The workshop will include hands-on demonstrations and the opportunity to brainstorm solutions to your preservation challenges. Read the rest of this article »
Conference to Preserve Puget Salish Language
Lushootseed Research is hosting the inaugural Lushootseed Language Conference on Saturday May 1 at Seattle University. Read the rest of this article »
Project Management for History Professionals
Washington State History Museum
This workshop offers 35 hours of formal project management training to history professionals. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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