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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Focus on Collections Care
Balboa Art Conservation Center
The Balboa Art Conservation Center is presenting a series of workshops for institutions with material-based collections at the Watertown Hotel in Seattle, February 2-4, 2011. Hosted by the University of Washington, the three-day series, titled Focus on Collections Care, will cover a variety of collections-related topics in sessions presented by experts in the field. Read the rest of this article »
Black History at Home and Abroad
Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation
The Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation (AAAHRP) holds its 2011 conference on Saturday, February 5, at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM), 2300 S Massachusetts Street in Seattle. Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will be the keynote speaker Read the rest of this article »
History Day Contest Judges Needed
The 2011 North Puget Sound History Day Contest still seeks judges for its website and paper categories, as well as judges for the contest day. Read the rest of this article »
World Citizen Essay Contest
Theme: Puget Sound Innovations Over the Past 60 Years
This year the World Affairs Council is partnering with the Seattle Center Foundation in developing the theme for its annual World Citizen Essay Contest for Washington state students in grades 3-12. The goal of the World Citizen Essay Contest is to promote discussion among students, teachers, families, and community members about the ways that individuals can effect positive change in the global community. Read the rest of this article »
The Battle of Seattle: How the Northwest Was Won
Road Scholar Conference
Learn all about the history of settlement in the Pacific Northwest in a one week program offered by Road Scholar (the new name for what was formerly Elderhostel.) 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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