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
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Seven Decades of Herblock Political Cartoons
SeaTac City Hall
Now through July 23
The Highline Historical Society presents four special exhibit panels displaying the work of legendary political cartoonist Herbert L. Block, best known as “Herblock.” The cartoons span his 72-year career, from President Herbert Hoover to President George W. Bush. Read the rest of this article »
Contemporary Voices of the Duwamish
Shoreline Historical Museum
Now through 8/31
Created by photographer Joanne Petrina, with historical perspective by the Shoreline Historical Museum. The Shoreline Historical Museum is located at 749 N 175th Street in Shoreline and is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM.
Women’s Votes – Women’s Voices
Museum of History & Industry
July 17 – October 3, 2010
Less than 100 years ago, women weren’t allowed to vote, but were required to pay taxes and abide by laws their male counterparts voted into place. Women from all economic and ethnic groups banded together to persuade the men of Washington to give them the right to vote. This exhibition was organized by the Washington State Historical Society and the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture under the auspices of Washington’s Women’s History Consortium. Read the rest of this article »
Chasing Horizons: Women in Aerospace
Museum of Flight
7/10 – 11/7
“Chasing Horizons: Women in Aerospace” is a new exhibit produced by The Museum of Flight that portrays the history of women in the fields of aerospace. The story begins with the pioneer French aeronaut Ã‰lisabeth Thible, who became the first woman to fly in a balloon in 1784, and it continues through aviation’s Golden Age, World War II and other international conflicts, to contemporary female fighter pilots, aerobatic pilots, engineers, and astronauts. Chasing Horizons will feature artifacts, images, videos, and interactive displays. 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.
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