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
Spotlight on Local Heritage Events
Barn illuminations on Vashon, walking tours of Redmond, an historic building renovation fair, a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Queen Anne Historical Society, and, of course, AKCHO’S 28TH ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY (!!!) â€“ details about these events, and many more, are available at your fingertips, any time of night or day, when you go online to visit www.akcho.org/calendar/index.php. Read the rest of this article »
Magnolia History Captured in Stone
In commemoration of the Magnolia Historical Societyâ€™s 10th anniversary this month, the Society has commissioned sculptor and Magnolia resident John Leglar to produce stonework that will be put on permanent display in the Magnolia Village.
Leglar earned his BA studying art and architecture at University of Northern Iowa and works with a wide variety of mediums, such as steel, bronze and stone. He has worked with various local public artists and sculptors on many projects, including hand carving rosette samples for the Washington State Capitol renovation project. Read the rest of this article »
Popular Artifact ID Program Hits the Road
The Highline Historical Society is bringing back one of its most popular programs â€“ an â€œAntiques Roadshowâ€-style antiques appraisal â€“ but pairing it this time with a brand-new offering â€“ artifact identification â€“ at a tandem, daylong event in Burien on Saturday, April 16. Read the rest of this article »
HistoryLink Seeks Audio Clips
HistoryLink.org, the online encyclopedia of Washington State history, is working on a new initiative that is funded in part by Humanities Washington to add audio clips to essays posted on the HistoryLink website.Â Read the rest of this article »
Can You Hear that Whistle Blowing
The Northwest Railway Museum resumes full passenger service aboard its vintage railway this month. Beginning on April 2, and continuing every Saturday and Sunday through October, the Northwest Railway Museum will offer 75-minute round-trip train rides to the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Read the rest of this article »
Personal Archives Preservation Roadshow
National Archives and Records Administration, Puget Sound Region
5/14/2011, 10 AM â€“ 2 PM
This free program will provide information about how to preserve: Photographic prints and negatives, letters and other family documents, moving images and audio, e-mail, electronic documents, and digital photos, and much, much more. Read the rest of this article »
Space Shuttle Announcement Expected Soon
April 12 marks the 30th anniversary of the first space shuttle launch, and the 50th anniversary of the first human in space, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.Â It is also the day that NASA will announce its long-awaited decision regarding the placement of the retiring space shuttle orbiters. Read the rest of this article »
Before Southcenter – Before Seattle
– there was the historic settlement of Tukwila. To commemorate 160 years of pioneer history in the Duwamish River Valley, and to celebrate the opening of Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center, housed in the historic school/city hall building, the Tukwila Historical Society will be hosting its First Annual Gala Dinner and Auction on June 26. 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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