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: February 2012
Annual meeting celebrates memories, makes plans
More than 70 AKCHO members gathered at the Museum of Flight on January 31 for AKCHO’s annual meeting.
For the entertainment portion of the meeting, Book-It Theatre presented its staged reading of “The Future Remembered,” based on the book written by Paula Becker and Alan Stein that recaps Seattle’s Century 21 Exposition fifty years ago. Commissioned by 4Culture, this production is available for performances throughout the county – contact 4Culture Heritage Lead Eric Taylor for more information. Becker and Stein were on hand to sell autographed copies of their book. Read the rest of this article »
Feb 1 is Arts & Heritage Day in Olympia
Heritage advocates – kick off the month right by participating in Arts & Heritage Day on February 1. Read the rest of this article »
AKCHO award nominations due this month
AKCHO has taken great pride in the accomplishments of its membership over the past year. Now we urge members to acknowledge the achievements of their peers and colleagues by submitting nominations for the annual AKCHO Awards program. Read the rest of this article »
The fight for Harborview Hall’s survival
Prompt and vigorous advocacy may make all the difference in determining the outcome for Harborview Hall. Read the rest of this article »
King Co HP strategic plan update
King County’s Strategic Plan for Historic Preservation will be updated this year starting in January and concluding in November. Read the rest of this article »
Hiking to history in Franklin
Photo courtesy of Black Diamond Historical Society
Ed. note: This hike and many other events and adventures can be found on AKCHO’s online events calendar.
For those who appreciate communing with the Great Outdoors and history simultaneously, the annual Franklin Walking Tours are scheduled for Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, March 4. Read the rest of this article »
Historic fishing community commemorated
The Croatian immigrant fishing community of West Seattle was honored on January 28 at the dedication of the Riverside Memorial Plaza, located at 17th Avenue SW and West Marginal Place. Read the rest of this article »
Remembering Garlic Gulch
Rainier Valley Historical Society plans to make Garlic Gulch a research focus during 2012. Remnants of this north Rainier community still exist in Borracchini’s Bakery, Oberto’s Sausage Company, and other businesses. If you have a story to tell about Garlic Gulch, please contact the Society at 206-723-1663 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State parks pass to be retooled
In the 2011 legislative session, lawmakers prevented the closure of any state parks by implementing a user fee system. Since last July, vehicles entering state parks must display an annual Discover Pass. Sales of the pass have not generated enough revenue to prevent cuts to the parks system, so in this session legislators are reexamining ways to make the program more user-friendly. Read the rest of this article »
Heritage Cultural Education
4Culture’s Heritage Cultural Education program builds awareness of King County’s rich and diverse past, and provides opportunities for organizations and heritage specialists to partner with teachers and students to develop and present innovative classroom-based heritage education projects. 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.
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