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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Registration Open for AASLH’s Basics of Archives
Proceed at your own pace through this online course covering the basics of archival managment and practices. The course, offered through the American Association of State and Local History, is made up of five lessons: Archives and Archivists, Acquiring Your Collections, Processing Collections, Housing Your Collections, Access and Outreach. This workshop may help institutions achieve the standards in the Audience and Stewardship of Collections sections of AASLH’s StEPs Program. Read the rest of this article »
Landmarks nomination workshop
Historic Seattle provides a half-day Landmarks Nomination workshop so that you can learn from Seattle’s top experts about what to do to protect the community’s built environment and honor your neighborhood’s heritage. Learn how to prepare a landmark nomination and where to go to do historical research. Historic Seattle will follow up with one-on-one training for those actively preparing a landmark nomination. Read the rest of this article »
Nearby History: An Introduction to Oral History
Museum of History & Industry
11/19/2011, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Join MOHAI’s Helen Divjak for an in-depth training in the practice of recording oral history interviews. Learn about ethical and legal considerations of interviewing, as well as general best practices. For more information, click here. Read the rest of this article »
Workshop – Preserving King County’s Historic Cemeteries
The King County Historic Preservation Program will conduct a workshop on how to preserve and restore historic grave markers on Saturday, November 19, from 10 AM – 12:30 PM at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle. For more information, or to register for the workshop, contact Todd Scott, King County Preservation Architect, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Denny Lecture: New Land, North of the Columbia: A Historical Travelogue
Museum of History & Industry
12/8/2011, 7 PM
In the spirit of bringing the newest scholarship on regional history to our community, MOHAI announces the first annual Denny Lecture. Named in honor of the Denny Party, whose members arrived at Alki Beach in 1851 and officially founded the “Town of Seattle” in 1853, the inaugural lecture will feature MOHAI’s award-winning public historian, Dr. Lorraine McConaghy. Read the rest of this article »
Call for papers on Century 21 Seattle World’s Fair: The Future in 1962
Pacific Northwest Historians’ Guild Conference, May 11-12
Deadline for proposals: 1/31/2012
The theme for the Pacific Northwest Historians’ Guild 2012 Conference will be “Century 21 Seattle World’s Fair: The Future in 1962,” and the Guild has placed an open call for submissions to present at this year’s conference. The Guild encourages papers that consider any and all aspects of the Fair, with a preference for new research and diverse voices. 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 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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