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
Don’t Lose Your Tax Exempt Status
A new law requires that even charities with annual revenues of $25,000 or less must file a Form 990-N, or “e-postcard,” with the Internal Revenue Service. But over 7,000 organizations in Washington State have not yet filed — is yours one of them? The IRS will help small charities keep their tax-exempt status even if they missed the recent deadline for filing a new online form. The IRS urges you to file now. Those failing to file for three consecutive years will lose their tax exempt status.
We Need AKCHO Volunteers This Summer
AKCHO Members – we need your help! The AKCHO Heritage Expo will be making an appearance at two historic King County events this summer: the Eastside Heritage Center’s Strawberry Festival in Bellevue on June 26-27 at Crossroads Park and the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival on July 3-4. Read the rest of this article »
Historic Seike Garden Will Be Part of Garden Tour
Photo by Henry Wend
The historic Seike Garden, along with five beautiful private gardens in Burien, SeaTac, and Normandy Park, will be featured on the 2010 Highline Garden Tour, which is the annual fundraiser for the Highline Historical Society. The tour takes place this year on June 12. Read the rest of this article »
Comment on Trail to Treasure Plan
The Pioneer Square Community Association, a 4Culture 2010 Heritage Special Projects recipient, last week released the draft concept plan for the Trail to Treasure at a public meeting. The plan is now posted at www.trail2treasure.org, and the Association invites public comment through June 25. Read the rest of this article »
Museum of Flight – Free Evening Change in June
Once a month, the Museum of Flight stays open late for free, courtesy of a sponsorship by Wells Fargo. The Museum’s Great Gallery, Personal Courage Wing, Airpark, Space: Exploring the New Frontier exhibit and more are open from 5 – 9 PM, and the Museum Store and Wings CafÃ© also remain open for the extended hours on this night. For the month of June 2010 only, The Museum of Flight’s free admission evening will be on the first Wednesday — June 2 Read the rest of this article »
The Next Fifty – 5000 on Facebook
From May 21 through June 20, the Seattle Center Foundation is seeking 5000 Facebook Fans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and the legacy it left our community, the Seattle Center. Read the rest of this article »
WSJHS presents Hidden Gems
Ever wonder if your treasures are real gems? On June 13, the Washington State Jewish Historical Society is offering a unique opportunity to find out if the heirlooms, tchochkes and memorabilia that are precious to you are real treasures! Bring your Judaica items, American modern and contemporary paintings, decorative arts and ceramics, jewelry and other prized possessions to Hidden Gems, and in an “Antiques Roadshow” format a specialist will provide a verbal appraisal reflecting fair market value. Read the rest of this article »
Great-Tasting History on the Eastside
The Eastside Heritage Center celebrates the region’s agricultural heritage, as well as its diverse cultural past, present, and future, at the annual Strawberry Festival. Read the rest of this article »
This Will Float Your Boat
Planning is well underway for the 2010 Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, which will be held over the 4th of July weekend. The theme is heritage wooden boats, and the ambiance is that of an old-fashioned, down-home waterfront festival where everything is fun, almost everything is free and nothing much is fancy. Read the rest of this article »
Burke to Exhibit Textiles
The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture announces that it will be creating its first major exhibition from the Museum’s international textile collection. The exhibit will feature over 100 masterpieces from the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. 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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