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
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 »
More Free Files Available
Even after giving away many Metal Edge/Hollinger Standard Shelf Pamphlet & Magazine Files last month, MOHAI has at least 50 more such boxes to offer this month. If your organization would like any or all of these, please contact Mary Montgomery at email@example.com or 206-324-1685 x38 to arrange pickup. First come, first served, and you will need to transport.
Mercado Departs Log House Museum
After four years as director and four years as collections and volunteer manager of the Log House Museum of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, Andrea Mercado is moving on. Read the rest of this article »
Large Ship Models Need Temporary Homes
Two large ship models at Lake Union Park in Seattle need temporary homes while their space is being remodeled. A 14-foot model of HMS Discovery and an 8-foot model of the schooner Exact must be moved from their display area in the Naval Reserve Building. Renovations on the buildings will soon begin as part of the Museum of History & Industryâ€™s planned remodel of the historic structure. 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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