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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Recordings of Washington Native American legends
Northwest Heritage Resources announces the release of three new published recordings of Northwest Native American legends. The recordings feature traditional Native stories and legends as told by three Native elders from three different Washington tribes: 1) Virginia Beavert – Yakama; 2) Curtis DuPuis – Chehalis; and 3) Elaine Grinnell – Jamestown S’Klallam. Read the rest of this article »
The Fyddeye Guide to America’s Lighthouses
by Joe Follansbee
Fyddeye – 242 pp – 17.95
The Fyddeye Guide to America’s Lighthouses, second in the Fyddeye Guide series, makes travel planning easier for maritime heritage enthusiasts by listing more than 750 fascinating lighthouses throughout America. This guide includes brief histories and complete contact information, as well as maps with suggested itineraries, as well as availability of overnight accommodations. More than 40 images of lighthouses from coast to coast.
New NW maritime history web tool
A new Northwest maritime history web search tool has been launched by The Center for Wooden Boats, Northwest Seaport, The Virginia V Foundation and the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, along with the Pacific Northwest Maritime Heritage Council. The online resource is powered by Three Sheets Northwest, the regional website that provides daily boating news.
Healing, Romance & Revolution
by Carolyn and Dennis Buckmaster
Book Publishers Network – 206 pp – $17.95
Seattleite Harriet Holbrook Smith, who served as King County Hospital’s Superintendent of Nursing and taught at the University of Washington, had adventures in revolutionary China that are only now coming to light. Read the rest of this article »
Great Depression multimedia website
As questions and debates circulate about the strategies, tactics and ideas of the Occupy movement, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington invites historians to revisit a chapter in Washington State’s history when ideology shaped many of the strikes and campaigns that built some of the region’s most powerful unions and other institutions. 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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