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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Rainier Valley Historical Society
This new window exhibit is a lesson in local civic activism. Read the rest of this article »
The U.S. Forest Service
Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum
Photographs and artifacts from the U.S. Forest Service, including a 1908 Rangerâ€™s exam.Â Through October, the Museum will be open Thursday through Sunday, 1-5 PM. For more information visit www.snoqualmievalleymuseum.org.
World War I – American Music Goes To War
SeaTac City Hall Gallery
Now through 9/10/2011
This exhibit, developed by the Highline Historical Society,Â explores American popular music during WWI and how it contributed to the war effort through patriotic means and helped people deal with the horrors and fears of war. At SeaTac City Hall, 4800 S 188th Street in SeaTac. Open during regular business hours. www.highlinehistory.org
Now & Then
Museum of History & Industry
Now through 6/3/2012
Featuring hundreds of the Now and Then photographs of HistoryLink co-founder Paul Dorpat, along with his collaborators Jean Sherrard and Berangere Lomont. MOHAI is located at 2700 24th Avenue E in Seattleâ€™s Montlake neighborhood. For more information, click here.
Yellow Polka Dot Bikinis and Tummy Crunches
White River Valley Museum
5/4 â€“ 7/31/2011
The White River Valley Museum delves into the cultural ideals and realities of women’s bodies over the last century by examining the history of bathing suits. Read the rest of this article »
Seattle as Collector
Seattle Art Museum
5/11 â€“ 10/23/2011
The Seattle Mayorâ€™s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs marks its 40th anniversary this year with a retrospective exhibition showcasing artworks from four decades of acquisitions for the cityâ€™s Portable Works Collection. Read the rest of this article »
The Smithsonian is Coming to King County
â€œJourney Stories,â€ a Smithsonian exhibition that shows how Americansâ€™ evolving mobility changed a young nation and how transportation made the country grow, will be shown in two different King County venues this year. 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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