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
Call for Organizations, Volunteers
Want to get the word out to the larger heritage community about your organization? Hosting an AKCHO meeting is an excellent way to get exposure! Read the rest of this article »
HPP Report Available Online
Last month we reported that the King County Historic Preservation Program had complied with a King County Council budget proviso that was issued when the Council awarded all HB 1386 funds in the 2011 budget to the HPP. Read the rest of this article »
520 Project to Move Forward
The Puget Sound Regional Council late last month approved construction of a new S.R. 520 bridge. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn cast the lone vote of dissent concerning the $4.6 billion project.Â The National Historic Preservation Act requires that federal agencies are required to consider the effects of their projects on historic properties and to mitigate those effects, and The Friends of Seattleâ€™s Olmsted Parks have been involved in efforts to protect Washington Park, Montlake Boulevard, and Lake Washington Boulevard from negative impacts.
Zoning Changes in ID, Around Pioneer Square
The Seattle City Council has unanimously approved a comprehensive set of zoning laws that will allow taller residential buildings in parts of the International District, while maintaining lower building heights along the main corridors of Chinatown and Little Saigon and in Pioneer Square. Read the rest of this article »
Their Loss, Your Gain
Looking ahead to its move, the Museum of History & Industry is deaccessioning some artifacts and would like to make them available to other local heritage organizations. Read the rest of this article »
4Culture Introduces Online Heritage Tourism Map
At the end of April, 4Culture launched a new interactive, online map for its Destination Heritage program. The map features 60 one-of-a-kind sites around King County, with location/contact info, driving directions, brief history, and things to do in the vicinity. Read the rest of this article »
Spacing Out at Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight learned last not that it will not receive one of the much coveted space shuttles that are being retired by NASA, but it has won a very nice consolation prize: a full-fuselage shuttle trainer.Â Read the rest of this article »
Research Century 21
Seattle Municipal Archives now has a bibliography of primary sources on Century 21 available on its website. Plan to make a stop here early on if you are interested in researching the 1962 Worldâ€™s Fair.
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.
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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