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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Salish Bounty: Traditional Native American Foods of Puget Sound
Burke Museum of Natural History
Now through 6/10/2012
This exhibit connects archaeological and historical research about thousands of years of food traditions in the Puget Sound area to current efforts to revitalize these food traditions in the region. Salish Bounty explores three themes: “The Way Things Were,” “Dispossession and Struggle,” and “The Way Things Are.” Read the rest of this article »
Rails to Sails, Tracking the Sound’s Industry Boom from Shore to Ship
White River Valley Museum
Now through 7/29/2012
“Rails to Sails” is an exhibit of historic photographs (1860 to 1980) that tell the story of how railroads have shaped our region’s economy. This story begins in the era of steam locomotives, sailing ships and human brawn, and ends with current day scenes of giant cranes and container ships. Read the rest of this article »
1962 Seattle World’s Fair Exhibit
Greater Kent Historical Society
Now through 7/31/2012
This exhibit remembers the Century 21 Seattle World’s Fair. It features a collection of memorabilia, souvenirs and artwork from opening day. It also has furnishings and furniture from the 1960s. The Kent Historical Museum is located in historic Bereiter House, 855 E Smith Street in Kent. For more information visit kenthistoricalmuseum.org/
The Summer of ’62 – We Remember Century 21
Shoreline Historical Museum
A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair. The Museum is located at 18501 Linden Avenue N in Shoreline. For more information visit www.shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org.
The Seike Garden – A Story of Peace in Tumultuous Times
SeaTac City Hall Gallery
Now through 8/13
This Highline Historical Society exhibit features an outstanding local Japanese garden, now relocated to the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, that has captured the spirit of Highline’s Japanese community. Read the rest of this article »
Working the Land – Evolution of Snoqualmie Valley Farms
Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum
Now through 10/31/2012
Housed in the Museum Farm Shed adjacent to the Museum’s main building, this display follows the evolution of the use of Snoqualmie Valley land, from the earliest peoples, who gathered berries and root crops on the open prairie. Early settlers established small subsistence farms and later butter, milk and hogs became cash crops, with a big shift to dairy farming in the 1890s. 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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