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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Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices
Museum of History & Industry
Now through 10/3
A century 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, created by the Washington State History Museum, is the state’s lead activity celebrating the centennial anniversary of women obtaining the right to vote in Washington. Read the rest of this article »
Northwest African American Museum
Now through 12/25
This exhibit documents the exciting jazz scene that flourished in the Northwest between 1930 and 1960. Composed of contemporary portraits of jazz-era legends, vintage photographs and historic artifacts, After Hours captures the pulsating atmosphere and entertaining characters of the era. Focusing on the vibrant jazz scenes in three Northwest cities — Portland, Seattle and Spokane — the exhibition will look at the ways in which the clubs, performers, and music shaped the rhythms of each city. Read the rest of this article »
The D.B. Cooper Case
SeaTac City Hall
Now through December 31
Learn more about the only unsolved skyjacking in U.S. history. In 1971, D.B. Cooper hijacked and threatened to blow up an airliner. He extorted $200,000 from Northwest Orient Airlines, then leaped from the airborne 727 with 21 pounds of $20 bills strapped to his torso. Read the rest of this article »
Chasing Horizons: Women in Aerospace
Museum of Flight
Now through 1/2/11
Portraying the history of women in the aerospace industry, this exhibit begins with the pioneer French aeronaut Ã‰lisabeth Thible, who became the first woman to fly in a balloon in 1784, and continues through aviation’s Golden Age of the 1920s and 1930s, World War II, and to today’s fighter pilots, aerobatic pilots, engineers, and astronauts. Read the rest of this article »
Cut From Nature: The Art of Richard Bennett
Museum of History & Industry
Now through 3/27/11
Northwest artist Richard Bennett became an accompolished printmaker early in his career and would later become one of the nation’s leading illustrators of children’s books. In this exhibition curated by art historian and author David Martin, MOHAI displays its rich collection of Bennett’s original works. 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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