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
Remember to Read Your Mail
Members of AKCHO recently received a letter from AKCHO President Joe Follansbee regarding a proposed ordinance that would create a fund in King County for historical preservation and programs — to the tune of half a million dollars annually. If you didn’t have a chance to read it then, the letter has been posted on the home page of our AKCHO web site.
Check With Your Tax Preparer
Tens of thousands of nonprofit organizations may be just weeks away from losing their tax exemptions, according to a recent story in the New York Times. Read the rest of this article »
The Royal Flush and Other Excellent Adventures
Have you checked the AKCHO calendar recently? If so, you’ve surely circled May 1 as the day to head up to Snoqualmie to celebrate the completion of the Snoqualmie Depot’s restroom renovation at a party cheerfully called The Royal Flush. Read the rest of this article »
Honoring Swedish Heritage
The contributions that Swedish-Americans have made to Washington State’s history and culture will be spotlighted during “Sweden Week,” May 2-9. Events will include a series of free public lectures, presented by the University of Washington’s Scandinavian Department in celebration of its 100-year anniversary. Swedish Hospital is celebrating a century of providing health care to Seattleites. Throughout the week there will be Swedish pancakes, Swedish films, and Swedish fashion. For more information, visit www.swedenweek.org.
WMA Conference Roundtable To Feature AKCHO Members
AKCHO President Joe Follansbee will be one of the participants in a roundtable at the upcoming Washington Museum Association conference. Titled “Weathering the Economy: The Benefits of Umbrella Organizations,” the roundtable will address how, in times of economic duress, umbrella organizations can help their members with networking opportunities, resource sharing, professional development and more. Read the rest of this article »
WMA Requests Survey Response
The Washington Museum Association has extended its member survey until the end of June to collect basic information about the economic impact museums make in the state. Read the rest of this article »
Welcome to The Next Fifty
The 1962 World’s Fair was one of the most profound events in Seattle’s history. It triggered an unprecedented era of innovation, inspiration and growth, and it put the eyes of the world on the Pacific Northwest. To celebrate the Fair’s 50th Anniversary, several organizations are collaborating to bring together the global community again in order to contemplate and define our future. Read the rest of this article »
Help a History Museum
The Highline Historical Society has learned that the environmentally friendly plans for its new heritage museum have qualified for the finals in the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious “What Makes it Green” competition. There is also a people’s choice award – click on this link for a voting opportunity. You can help support this new, local museum with your vote!
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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