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: March 2011
AKCHO Award Nominations Extended
Did you miss the deadline for AKCHO Award Nominations? Don’t miss this opportunity to shine a light on the hard work and special efforts in this last year. The deadline for submission has been extended to March 5 in honor of the snow and ice, and the slower speed we all work under in the winter. Read the rest of this article »
Olympia Update – Key Heritage Bills Still in Mix
Despite the budget slashing going on in Olympia, some key bills that pertain to heritage funding are still alive in the legislature as of this writing. Read the rest of this article »
National Budget Battles Will Affect Heritage
The budget cuts being absorbed by the National Endowment for the Humanities will be felt at the state level and will impact the level of service and the number of grants that organizations such as Humanities Washington provides.Â Read the rest of this article »
The Point of History Is That It’s Not a Point
History is a viewpoint that connects things. History is not a political, religious, economic, or scientific viewpoint. History is a non-sectarian viewpoint. Whatâ€™s the essential difference between history, music, literature, drama, art, and science? About the same as the difference in the various candies in a Whitmanâ€™s Sampler box. Chacun Ã son goÃ»t. Read the rest of this article »
Austin Arts Specialist Tapped for MOACA
Mayor Mike McGinn has nominated a new director for Seattleâ€™s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.Â Vincent Kitch has worked most recently as the Cultural Arts Program Manager for the City of Austin. Read the rest of this article »
Self-Serve Research at King Co Archives
The King County Archives has opened a self-service microfilm research area. Primarily for researching documents recorded with the King County Auditor, 1853-1969, and the King County Recorderâ€™s Office, 1969-2004, the self-service research area also has public service terminals that provide access to those recorded documents that have been imaged by the Recorderâ€™s Office. Read the rest of this article »
Port on Film
A new documentary titled â€œVoices of the Portâ€ commemorates the Port of Seattle’s 100th anniversary. Directed by Vaun Raymond, the 30-minute film will be used to help kick off this yearâ€™s annual Pacific Northwest Historians Guild conference at a March 4 gala event, or you can watch it online at www.seattlechannel.org/
Show MOHAI Your Celluloid
MOHAI encourages local filmmakers and history lovers to express what history means to them by creating a movie 5 minutes or less that treats the topic, â€œHistory Is ____.â€ This community film competition is open to filmmakers of all ages and experience levels. Read the rest of this article »
New Hope for Old Homestead
4Cultureâ€™s Flo Lentz reports in a recent blog that fans of the venerable Alki Homestead/Fir Lodge have been heartened by a recent presentation made to the Seattle Landmark Preservation Boardâ€™s Architectural Review Committee. Read the rest of this article »
Iron Goat Inventory
Thirty-five boxes have been inventoried by the Skykomish Historical Society in the first phase of preservation for the Ruth Ittner Iron Goat Trail Administrative Records collection. To see the catalogue of their contents, click here and (use the keywords Ruth Ittner collections).Â These materials are also available for inspection by appointment at the Skykomish Historical Society.
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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