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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Franklin High School Window Exhibit
Rainier Valley Historical Society
Now through 10/31/2010
The Historical Society is displaying some of its large collection of Franklin High School artifacts and ephemeral materials in the window of its office at 3710 S Ferdinand Street, Seattle.Â GoÂ Quakers!
100 Years of Women’s Voices and Action in Finland
Nordic Heritage Museum
Now through 11/14/2010
Organized by the National Council of Women of Finland, this exhibition celebrates women’s rights in Finland, one of the world’s leading democracies in empowering women in the political arena. The exhibition explores women’s suffrage, violence against women, women’s and children’s welfare, women’s reproductive rights, and women’s rights in the workplace. Read the rest of this article »
100th Year Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
Kent Historical Museum
Now through December 31, 2010
In celebration of women’s right to vote, this exhibit honors some of the leading pioneers in the women’s suffrage movement, as well as historical women of Kent. Highlights include women’s clothing and fashion, and the noble profession of nursing. The Museum is located at 855 E Smith Street in Kent, and is open Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 4 PM. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted.
Weaving Heritage: Textile Masterpieces from the Burke Collection
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
10/2/2010 – 2/27/2011
The Burke Museum, this year celebrating its 125th anniversary, has been collecting international textiles for over a century and holds a permanent collection of over 2,000 hand-woven pieces. Read the rest of this article »
Wing Luke Museum
Now through 3/20/2011
This exhibit reveals the complex ways that immigrant communities have created spiritual homes through practices as diverse as creatingÂ home altars, attending services, building new religious institutions and engaging in devotional worship, prayers, and rituals. 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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