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
Over the past year Historical Society staff and volunteers put together the images and text for the book for Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. The book features 196 photos and documents tracing the history of the valley from the late 19th century to the present. Read the rest of this article »
A History of Saar Pioneer Cemetery and Its Inhabitants
South King County Genealogical Society
Over 400 pages – $40 plus shipping
In 2005, the South King County Genealogical Society took on the task of restoring the long-neglected and often-vandalized Saar Pioneer Cemetery, located at 91st and 212th Way in Kent. The cemetery is the final resting place of nearly 200 early pioneers of Kent and surrounding areas. Their stories are documented in this book of over 400 pages, which was researched and compiled by members of the South King County Genealogical Society. Read the rest of this article »
Duwamish Hill Preserve map
Michelle Savelle created this map of the new Duwamish Hill Preserve in Tukwila, one of many habitat restoration sites along the Duwamish River. This hill is important as a Native American cultural site and figures in the “Epic of the Winds” traditional stories. For more information visit www.michelesavelle.com.
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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