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
Government Budgets to Be Slashed – What You Can Do
At city, county, and state levels, budget planning is underway for 2011, and your elected officials want to hear from you. Because funding for cultural endeavors often is the first thing to be cut, it is especially important during these tough economic times for heritage advocates to get in touch with their elected officials RIGHT NOW. In making these tough budget decisions, your government representatives need to hear what their constituents value. The more people they hear from, the more of an impact it will make on their budget priorities. Read the rest of this article »
City Council Sides with MOHAI
The Seattle City Council has come down on the side of the Museum of History & Industry after a recent faceoff between MOHAI and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. Read the rest of this article »
Shoreline Historical Museum to Relocate
After several months of negotiations, the Shoreline Historical Museum will be leaving its beloved Ronald School Building at the end of this year.Â The Museum operated in the nearly century-old building for 35 years. Read the rest of this article »
Could Your Organization Use These Free Items
The Museum of History & Industry Library has 50 or more gray archival periodical and pamphlet shelf file boxes available to a new home. If your organization would like any or all of these, please contact Mary Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-324-1685 x38 to arrange pickup. First come, first served, you transport.
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Destination Heritage Receives National Award
Last month, I traveled to Oklahoma City for the American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting. In addition to attending stimulating sessions and networking with history practitioners from around the country, I had the honor of accepting the prestigious Award of Merit for 4Culture’s Destination Heritage project at the annual Leadership in History Awards Banquet. Read the rest of this article »
Seattle Archivist Wins Writing Award
Seattle City Archivist Scott Cline has received the Society of American Archivists Fellows’ Ernst Posner Award for the outstanding essay published during the preceding year in American Archivist. Cline was honored for his article “To the Limit of Our Integrity: Reflections on Archival Being” in American Archivist (vol. 72, no. 2). Read the rest of this article »
Not Your Dad’s Road Map
HistoryLink.org, the online encyclopedia of Washington state history, has introduced its first mobile app, which can be located by searching for PastMapWa on an iPhone or Android phone. PastMapWA has a user-friendly map interface that features content from HistoryLink.org. Map pins indicate essays on historical topics relevant to specific places, including Washington state’s counties, cities, towns, ports, and other selected places.
Archives Month in Seattle
Seattle Municipal Archives celebrates Archives Month with an Introduction to Research on October 26 at 1:30 PM (limit 25) and with tours of the Archives that same day at 11 AM and 3 PM (limit 12 people per tour). RSVP to either or both at archives@Seattle.gov.Â Also, on October 28 the free Seattle Archives Fair will be held at the Seattle Public Library, Level 10, from 10 AM – 3 PM.
Museum of Flight Moves Airplanes
The Museum of Flight last month moved three iconic airplanes in its collection from their long-time restoration home at Boeing’s Plant 2. The Lockheed Constellation Super G, the Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress, and the Boeing B-29 Superfortress all are being relocated as Boeing proceeds with plans to demolish the historic airplane fabrication plant. Read the rest of this article »
Humanities Washington has announced its slate for this year’s Inquiring Mind program, which brings some of Washington’s finest scholars, authors, and others to local communities for engaging educational presentations. To learn more about this program, and how you can book an Inquiring Mind presentation for your community, visit www.humanities.org/inquiringmind.
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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