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: November 2010
Heritage Orgs Jump into Budget Battles
Incredibly tight budgets in King County, Seattle, and other cities have galvanized activism in the heritage community in the past few weeks. As always during budget crunches, funding for cultural programs has been targeted by executives, including Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine. But heritage and preservation groups have come out in force to remind lawmakers that cultural programs keep the areaâ€™s quality of life high while contributing to the areaâ€™s economic health. Read the rest of this article »
Mutually Assured Success – Business Meets History
One thing Seattle has in abundance is â€˜museum weather,â€™ i.e., the meteorological state between two feet of snow and 70 degrees.Â Â With the â€˜museum weatherâ€™ season now upon us, perhaps there are ways in which the King County heritage community can heighten its profile while benefiting small business and enhancing local tax revenues as well. Read the rest of this article »
New Date Set for Ronald School Hearing
The Shoreline/King County Landmarks Commission Hearing for “Certificate of Appropriateness”Â for the Ronald School proposal, originally scheduled for October, has been rescheduled for November 17. Read the rest of this article »
AKCHO Board Seeks New Directors
Several board seats are opening up on the AKCHO Board of Directors, and the board is seeking nominations for 2011. Board terms are three years, and the board meets monthly, except January and August, at the state archives office on the campus of Bellevue College. Tasks range from working on AKCHOâ€™s annual awards program to managing AKCHOâ€™s finances. Read the rest of this article »
AKCHO Programs – Past, Present, Future
Each year AKCHO presents a set of meetings and activities to promote the exchange of ideas among King Countyâ€™s Historical Organizations. Â Even as we review the inspiring meetings we’ve had over the past year, we’d like you to be thinking ahead to 2011. Read the rest of this article »
Another busy year is winding down and we would like to thank all the volunteers who donated time to talk about AKCHO. Â Maple Valley, Eastside Heritage Center and the Center for Wooden Boats all hosted our AKCHO display at their events.Â Historic Seattle invited us to display at the annual Bungalow Fair, where we received an invitation to next yearâ€™s Greater Everettâ€™s fair. Read the rest of this article »
Historical Groups to Honor Veterans
Several AKCHO members will be hosting events to honor Americaâ€™s veterans this month. Read the rest of this article »
Endangered Properties Listed
Several King County sites made the Washington Trust for Historic Preservationâ€™s 2010 Most Endangered Properties List this year. Read the rest of this article »
Greenway Study Wants to Hear from You
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust wants to hear from the heritage community. When Greenway Trust deputy director Doug Schindler addressed the AKCHO meeting at the Preston Community Center back in February, he outlined the process by which the Trust is studying a variety of resources in the Greenway, including history and heritage, as part of its work to plan for the next 20 years. Read the rest of this article »
Welcoming Labor Archives at the UW
At the University of Washington, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies will have special cause to celebrate at its annual banquet.Â Thatâ€™s because the November 14 event in the Walker-Ames Room in Kane Hall is serving a dual purpose as the grand opening of the Labor Archives of Washington State. 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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