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: September 2011
AKCHO has special offer for members
This month weâ€™re pleased to offer a terrific added benefit for members of the Association of King County Historical Organizations:Â free access to the American Association for State and Local History Online Conference taking place this month. Normally, the cost is $55 for individuals or $95 for groups, but with the help of 4Culture, AKCHO is able to offer conference access to any of its members who request it. Read the rest of this article »
Harvesting further benefits of AKCHO membership
Are you reaping the full benefits of your AKCHO membership? If so, you are contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your groupâ€™s events for inclusion on AKCHOâ€™s online events calendar.
Furthermore, youâ€™re checking that calendar regularly for your own edification â€“ and attending the provocative lectures, invigorating tours, and fascinating programs (many of them free!) being offered by fellow aficionados of local history and heritage. Read the rest of this article »
Spotlight on Enrichment Class of Orca K-8 School
Every month in Heritage Advisor weâ€™ve been profiling one of the individuals or groups honored at AKCHOâ€™s annual awards ceremony last April. This month weâ€™d like to introduce you to the Enrichment Class of Orca K-8 School, winner of the 2011 Heritage Education Award for its â€œNo Place Like Homeâ€ project. Read the rest of this article »
Archives Month to focus on fairs and festivals
Planning is underway for Archives Month 2011, which will be celebrated in October. This yearâ€™s theme is â€œFairs and Festivals,â€ and events will include an archives fair where institutions can share information about their collections. All museums, historical societies, and other institutions with archival collections are welcome to participate. If youâ€™d like to be involved, please contact Deb Kennedy at email@example.com.
Haida House, Saar Cemetery receive approval
The King County Landmarks Commission unanimously approved the designation of Haida House as a City of Redmond Regional Landmark at its meeting in August.Â Read the rest of this article »
Horiuchi mural gets facelift
Graffiti was removed and glass tiles were restored this summer on the Paul Horiuchi mural on the Seattle Center grounds. The large and centrally located public artwork was commissioned in 1962 by planners of Seattleâ€™s Century 21 Exposition. Restoration of the mural was supported by the Mayorâ€™s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs as plans move forward for the 2012 celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Worldâ€™s Fair and â€œThe Next Fifty.â€
Issaquah Museums seek public input
The Issaquah History Museums are seeking community input for a new exhibit at the Issaquah Community Center. For the past 18 months, two small exhibit cases at the community center have housed artifacts and images that relate to recreation in Issaquah. Itâ€™s time to change the exhibit, and museum staff would like the public to suggest what might go on exhibit next. Read the rest of this article »
Heritage Cultural Facilities
Deadline: 9/14/2010, 5 PM
The Heritage Cultural Facilities program funds projects from organizations providing strong heritage programming that focuses on the identification, collection, evaluation, preservation, restoration, exhibition, and/or interpretation of the county’s heritage resources. Read the rest of this article »
Microsoft Alumni Foundation matching grant
On behalf of each Microsoft alumnus who participates on September 16 in a Day of Caring project alongside Microsoft employee volunteers, Microsoft will donate $100 to the Microsoft Alumni Foundation (MSAF) to be contributed to Alumni-supported nonprofit organizations doing work in King County–up to a maximum of $50,000 going out to these local organizations. Read the rest of this article »
Neely Mansion site-specific projects
The Neely Mansion Association, in partnership with the 4Culture Arts, Heritage and Historic Preservation Programs, is seeking letters from individuals or organizations interested in stimulating community participation through the creation of public events and activities at the historic Neely Mansion and surrounding grounds. 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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