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
AKCHO Members… We Could Use Your Help
The AKCHO Heritage Expo will be making an appearance at two historic King County events this summer: the Eastside Heritage Centerâ€™s Strawberry Festival in Bellevue on June 25-26 at Crossroads Park and the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival on July 2-4. Read the rest of this article »
Follow-up on Follansbeeâ€™s Sound Off
Last month Joe Follansbee, immediate past president of AKCHO, used our Sound Off column to voice his hope that the appointment of Vince Kitch as the new head of the Mayorâ€™s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs would signal â€œa landmark change in Seattleâ€™s attitude toward support of heritage workâ€ and that â€œKitch will recognize the equal role played by neighborhood museums and heritage groups in making Seattle a dynamic, interesting, and attractive city from a cultural perspective.â€ Read the rest of this article »
Update on Sammamishâ€™s Historic Reard House
The Sammamish Landmarks Commission designated the Jacob and Emma Reard House as a City of Sammamish landmark at its meeting in May. The building is a rare surviving example on the Sammamish Plateau of a late 19th century vernacular farmhouse. Read the rest of this article »
Wawona In a New Form
Artist John Grade is creating a massive, 60-foot-tall wooden sculpture that will hang suspended from the high ceiling in the new Museum of History & Industry at South Lake Union Park. And heâ€™s doing it with saltwater-seasoned old-growth planks and beams salvaged from the Wawona, the 1897 schooner that spent its later years waiting in Seattle for a restoration that never came. The Seattle Times carried this front-page report.
Winners of MOHAI’s History Is Contest
After viewing more than 40 entries, the winners of MOHAI’s first annual “History Is ___” film competition have been announced in five categories.Â The contest’s steering committee, which included individuals from the Seattle International Film Festival, 911 Media Arts, Northwest Film Forum, The Office of Film + Music, Washington Filmworks, and KCTS 9, judged the entries. Read the rest of this article »
National Jukebox Offers Historical Recordings
The Library of Congress and Sony Music Entertainment recently launched what they assert is the largest collection of historical recordings ever made publicly available online.Â The website covers the first quarter of the 20th century and provides free access to over ten thousand historical recordings on a streaming-only basis. Read the rest of this article »
The Greenest Building
Whatâ€™s the greenest building? A new, energy efficient building, or an existing building, which may have historical significance? PBS recently aired a new one-hour documentary by Oregon filmmaker & architect Jane Turville, which argues that conservation and re-use of our existing buildings is our single most effective recycling strategy. You can see clips and learn more here.
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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