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 Programs 2011
Mark your calendars now and plan to join AKCHO for these exciting program, further details will be in the Heritage Advisor and at www.AKCHO.org.
The Eastside Heritage Center will host the February AKCHO meeting at the Winters House in Bellevue. Read the rest of this article »
NW Cultural Orgs Wield Economic Clout
Cultural organizations are a significant economic engine in the Puget Sound region, according to a study recently released by ArtsFund.Â The Seattle Times reports that the analysis indicates that cultural, arts, and scientific organizations in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap Counties generated nearly $2 billion in business activity in 2009. Read the rest of this article »
Pioneer Square Building Wins Reprieve
After front-page publicity, pressure from state and local preservationists, and intervention by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Washington State Department of Transportation has backed off from its initial plan to demolish a Pioneer Square warehouse to make way for the waterfront tunnel project. Read the rest of this article »
New Year, New Location for Shoreline History Museum
The Shoreline Historical Museum has moved out of the landmarked Ronald School building, its home for over 30 years, and is opening a temporary exhibit space on property recently acquired at 18501 Linden Avenue North, just one block west of Aurora in Shoreline. As reported in the 4Culture blog, the property was purchased with funds from the Shoreline School District and assistance from 4Culture. Read the rest of this article »
What Lurks in the Murk
The JE Boyden steams through the Montlake Cut, 1928 - photo courtesy of MOHAI
With the help of some 40 individuals, government agencies, organizations, institutions and corporations, The Center for Wooden Boats is surveying the cultural and natural history features of the floor of Lake Union. Following the protocols of underwater archaeology, the goal is to identify and interpret the contents of Lake Union. Read the rest of this article »
WSHS History Awards
The Washington State Historical Society invites nominations for its annual awards recognizing excellence in advancing the field of history in the state of Washington through writing, teaching, historic projects, understanding cultural diversity and voluntarism. Read the rest of this article »
AASLH Leadership in History Awards
The American Association of State and Local History bestows Leadership in History Awards to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans. Read the rest of this article »
Seattle’s Tree Debate – Heritage or Hassle
Nearly 30 trees were felled at Seattle’s Ingraham High School on January 28, reducing by more than a third the venerable grove that has stood on the property for 70 years. The action, which will allow for expansion of class space on the campus, came despite years of organized neighborhood pleas to keep the grove intact. Read the rest of this article »
Magnolia Historical Society Commissions Art
To commemorate its 10th anniversary in April this year, the Magnolia Historical Society has commissioned sculptor Magnolia resident John Leglar to produce sculptural stonework that will be on permanent display in the Magnolia Village. Read the rest of this article »
Averting a No-Name Crisis
Washington Stateâ€™s Board on Geographic Names had a brief stint in the limelight last year as a result of approving the Salish Sea moniker to the waters of Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the San Juan Islands. But by yearâ€™s end it had been axed as part of the stateâ€™s budget-cutting efforts. 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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