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: December 2010
Seattle HP Position Restored in City Budget
The City of Seattle will have a fully staffed historic preservation program in 2011. The Seattle City Council voted last month to restore a Landmarks Board Coordinator cut by Mayor Mike McGinn in his proposed 2011 budget. Read the rest of this article »
New Disaster Preparedness Initiative: SHERN
A group of museums, libraries and archives in Seattle have organized the Seattle Heritage Emergency Response Network (SHERN). This group was formed “to respond to disasters affecting cultural resources and collections. Members help each other by providing advice, support and/or actual recovery assistance. Read the rest of this article »
HB 1386 Decision Undermines Council Support for Heritage
The following is the opinion of Joe Follansbee, not the AKCHO Board of Directors.
For me, the news was stunning: The King County Council would ignore the recommendations of a Council-appointed task force, the majority and the minority. It would ignore the two-thirds of AKCHO members and others who supported the majority position of the task force, as measured by a survey. And it would ignore the pleas of individual AKCHO members who testified in person at numerous hearings and meetings. Read the rest of this article »
Holiday Events Galore on AKCHO Calendar
Judging by AKCHOâ€™s online calendar, Santa is going to be very busy throughout King County this month!Â Visit the calendar for festive heritage-themed activities â€“ from Santa visits and holiday open houses to sing-alongs and Christmas ship cruises.Â Take time to treat yourself, your family, and your friends to a holiday outing. Read the rest of this article »
Reactions to South Downtown Rezoning Proposals
â€œSouth Downtownâ€ â€“ the area that includes Seattleâ€™s largest aggregation of historic buildings (Pioneer Square area) as well as its most identifiable cultural enclave (Chinatown/International District) â€“ is being considered for rezoning intended to foster new growth, particularly of market-rate housing. Read the rest of this article »
Debate Over Historic Ronald School’s Future
The Shoreline Area News reports that redevelopment plans for the landmarked Ronald School, until recently the home of the Shoreline Historical Museum, were reviewed recently at a well-attended hearing of the King County Landmarks Commission.Â Read the rest of this article »
AKCHO Events Coordinator Needed
Being the Events Coordinator for AKCHO has made serving on the board extra fun for me.Â It gave me the opportunity to meet so many new people in the historical community.Â Read the rest of this article »
Get Your Beets by Boat
Eighty years after produce delivery on Puget Sound ceased to be a regular occurrence, FarmBoat.org is hoping to reinstate the practice with a year-round transient floating farmersâ€™ market fleet.Â Read the rest of this article »
Parting Out the Wawona
More than a year and a half after the three-masted schooner Wawona was towed away for dismantling, the nonprofit maritime heritage group Northwest Seaport now hopes to give away pieces of the landmarked ship to museums, artists, and others. Read the rest of this article »
Tacoma Tall Ships Festival Gets Deep-Sixed
Three Sheets Northwest reports that the Tacoma Tall Ships Organization pulled the plug at the end of September, effectively ending plans to put on a Tall Ships Festival in 2011. 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 email@example.com.
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