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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Remembering Century 21 – introductory workshop
Presented at the Seattle Central Library by MOHAI
Saturdays – 3/10, 4/14, 5/12
This free introductory workshop, occurring from 10 AM – noon on the second Saturday of March, April, and May, will review the history of the 1962 World’s Fair and teach the basic historic research skills needed to explore your own Century 21 memories, souvenirs, and legacies. At the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle. Click here for more information.
Spring genealogy mini-seminar
South King County Genealogical Society
Date: 3/17/2012, 9 AM – 12 noon
South King County Genealogical Society will host a half day seminar featuring Eric Stroschein. Topics include “Records of the Blue and Grey: Civil War Era Records” and “The Bounty Lands: Early Military Pension and Land Records.” Read the rest of this article »
North Puget Sound History Day coming up
The National History Day program got a big boost when it received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama on February 13. This is the first K-12 program ever to receive a National Humanities Medal. Read the rest of this article »
Supplements to history texts
HistoryLink.org is pleased to announce a new resource created specifically for Pacific Northwest History teachers. The Education Team has identified specific themes and topics that are currently being covered in required elementary and middle school Washington State History classes, using the most commonly used textbooks for 2011-2012: Washington: Our Home (for 4th grade) and Washington: A State of Contrasts (7th and 8th grades). Read the rest of this article »
Remembering Century 21 – advanced seminar
Presented at the Seattle Center by MOHAI
Saturdays – 4/1 & 5/5
This two-hour research and interpretation seminar is intended for those who have already attended a Remembering Century 21 Introductory Workshop or who have previous experience in archival research and historical interpretation. Read the rest of this article »
Arts & crafts tile heritage classes
3/27 & 28/2012
In conjunction with the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts conference, Historic Seattle presents two pre-conference lectures on Arts & Crafts Tile Heritage in March 28-31, 2012. 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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