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.
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Category: May 2012
AKCHO Awards celebrate our collective efforts
Dark clouds and raindrops cleared just long enough for nearly 200 guests and the AKCHO faithful to reach the familiar doorways of the Museum of History & Industry for the 29th annual AKCHO Awards event. Read the rest of this article »
Issaquah celebrates Local History Month
For the second year, Issaquah will celebrate Local History Month during May. The purpose of a designated history month (or week, or day) is to spotlight and celebrate an area of history that is often overlooked. Local History Month is an opportunity for residents to consider the big themes present in the history of small places. Read the rest of this article »
Spellman Awards to take place in Redmond
King County Executive Dow Constantine will recognize recipients of the 2012 John D. Spellman Awards for Exemplary Achievement in Historic Preservation on May 24 at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th Street in Redmond. Read the rest of this article »
Arson claims historic Skykomish tavern
The historic Whistling Post Tavern, in continuous operation in Skykomish since 1903, succumbed to an arsonist’s fire on April 10. The structure was one of 11 historic landmark buildings in the small town, and contained many historic photographs and local memorabilia. The Monroe Monitor reports that the fire was thought to have been started to cover up the burglary of an ATM on the property. Read the rest of this article »
North Lake Union site opens
The Center for Wooden Boats formally opens the new CWB North Lake Union Workshop & Warehouse on Friday, May 4, 5:30 PM. This former Metro site will be used to repair and restore historic boats. Read the rest of this article »
Historic Denny cabin restored
Forty-six years after a cabin built by Seattle pioneer David T. Denny was saved from the wrecking ball in a developing Queen Anne neighborhood and removed to Federal Way, the cabin has been carefully restored and is opening for public tours. On May 12, the Historical Society of Federal Way is celebrating the restoration with a ribbon-cutting and other festivities from noon to 4 PM. Read the rest of this article »
How Jefferson Davis shaped our region
For most people, the phrase Jefferson Davis and the Pacific Northwest sounds like the ultimate historical paradox. Yet, throughout his long career of public service to the United States as Congressman, Senator, Secretary of War and closest adviser to President Franklin Pierce, matters concerning the Pacific Northwest commanded his close attention. Read the rest of this article »
Historic theatres library now open
The Seattle Theatre Group has officially opened its Historic Theatres Library to the public. Located in the Paramount Theatre’s Office Tower adjacent to the theatre, the library includes over 100 years of historical data on the performers that graced the states of the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune theatres, the visionaries responsible for those theatres, memorabilia and signed posters. Read the rest of this article »
Historic Seattle announces preservation awards
On May 15, 2012, Historic Seattle hosts its fourth Annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony at Good Shepherd Center, a community asset saved, preserved and renovated by Historic Seattle. Read the rest of this article »
Black Diamond combines celebrations in June
Historically, all of the SE King County coal mining towns had an ethnic pecking order, and in Black Diamond, the Welsh were at the top of the heap. Given their centuries-old tradition of coal mining, the Welsh brought their expertise with them to America; the town of Black Diamond was founded by Welshmen representing the California-based Black Diamond Coal Company. 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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