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
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Category: June 2012
MOHAI bids farewell to Montlake
Thursday, June 7, will be the last day visitors will be able to visit the Museum of History & Industry at its longtime Montlake location. The facility has been slated for demolition due to expansion of Highway 520. To celebrate decades of memories at the site, MOHAI is offering free admission the evening of Wednesday, June 6, from 5-8 PM, and all day on Thursday, June 7. Read the rest of this article »
Triumph in Sammamish – Reard House saved
Dedicated Sammamish Heritage Society volunteers have found a permanent new home for the historic Jacob and Emma Reard House, formerly known as the Freed House. Built in the 1890s, the oldest remaining house in Sammamish was at one time slated for a fire burn exercise or demolishment. But in less than three years, the Sammamish Heritage Society has raised over $80,000 from fundraising and grants to relocate and preserve the structure. Read the rest of this article »
Wellspring Family Services history project
During 2012, Wellspring Family Services, a private not-for-profit organization, is celebrating 120 years of service to families and children in Seattle and King County. As part of our celebration we are putting our own archives into order and researching and publishing stories about our history. Some of these stories already appear on HistoryLink and on our own website, www.wellspringfs.org/120. More will appear throughout the year.
Story themes include the history of social work as a profession, especially our relationship to the UW School of Social Work; the changing face of families and family counseling; our connections with the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, United Way, and other civic institutions; race relations seen through the social service lens; and our agency’s response to specific communities in specific circumstances, such as Japanese-Americans returning after internment during World War II. Read the rest of this article »
Celebrating SE Seattle’s history
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Councilmember Sally Clark will lead a free, all-ages celebration of the history of Southeast Seattle on June 1, 5:30 PM, at the Royal Esquire Club in Seattle. Read the rest of this article »
Becoming part of the story with wooden boats
Why wooden boats?
As someone with a passion for woodworking, it’s easy for me to assume that wood is cherished, important and valued in our community; but of course, that isn’t always true. Fifty years ago, dozens of Lake Union boat builders were crafting new wooden boats and restoring old ones. Now, only a handful of traditional boatshops remain in the entire United States. Read the rest of this article »
Updates for AKCHO members
A few items FYI:
A full album of photos from AKCHO’s Annual Awards meeting in April is now available online by clicking here. Members are welcome to make use of the photos in their newsletters – please use the following credit line: Photo by Kimberly Jacobsen, courtesy of AKCHO. Read the rest of this article »
At the Spellman Awards program – AKCHO secretary Heather Trescases, Redmond Historical Society office manager Monica Park, AKCHO president John Chaney, Redmond Historical Society treasurer Joe Townsend, and the King County Historic Preservation Program’s Julie Koler.
A lively crowd was undaunted by challenging traffic in order to attend the 2012 John D. Spellman Awards, held May 24 at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center and sponsored by King County’s Historic Preservation Program. Read the rest of this article »
Wooden boats, wooden bats
The Seattle Mariners are teaming up with The Center for Wooden Boats to offer fans the opportunity to purchase a ticket to the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Safeco Field the evening of Monday, July 2, for a special reduced price of only $15 (normally $20). Read the rest of this article »
Seeking cool vintage rides
Eastside Heritage Center’s Bellevue Strawberry Festival is currently accepting applications for its Classic Auto Show, to be held Sunday, June 24, 2012, from 10 AM – 3 PM at Crossroads International Park, on the second day of the two-day Festival. Read the rest of this article »
Wangle a mangle
Points Northeast Historical Society in Pierce County has two 1950s-era Ironrite mangles, items that were dropped off on their doorstep when they were not looking. “Although we were very thankful for the donors’ thoughtfulness, our lighthouse museums cover the early 1900s up to the end of the ’30s, so we are unable to use them,” says Mavis Stears, a member of Points Northeast. Read the rest of this article »
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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.
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