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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Eero Saarinen: A Reputation for Innovation
Nordic Heritage Museum
Now through 8/19/2012
One of the 20th century’s most prolific architects, Eero Saarinen built some of the most iconic buildings of his time. Guest curated by Mina Marefat, architectural historian and professor at Georgetown University, this exhibition provides a visually rich overview of Saarinen’s key architectural projects and timeless furniture pieces. The exhibit is augmented by an array of photos and documents that chronicle Saarinen’s childhood in Finland and his life in America. Read the rest of this article »
Duwamish Journey with Johnny Moses
Renton History Museum
Now through 8/24/2012
Johnny Moses, a Tulalip Native American, was raised in a remote village on the west coast of Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. He is part Duwamish and is a member of other tribes. Johnny is a visual artist, master storyteller, oral historian, traditional healer, and respected spiritual leader. Read the rest of this article »
The Material Calls
Now through 9/29/2012
Artists who have participated in the Artists-in-Residence program at the James & Janie Washington Cultural Center have their work on display in Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery through September 29. The Gallery is located at 901 12th Avenue (12th and Marion).
Celebrating Century 21
International Fountain Pavilion, Seattle Center
Now through 10/21/2012
Presented in partnership with the Seattle Center Foundation, Museum of History & Industry, and HistoryLink, this collaborative exhibit includes artifacts and photographs from the 1962 World’s Fair, selected from the MOHAI collection, in addition to the Hagley Museum’s Centuries of Progress: American World’s Fairs, 1853-1982, and a photography collection titled Looking Forward: Young Social Entrepreneurs. Open from 10 AM – 8 PM through September 4, then from 10 AM – 5 PM until the exhibit closes on October 21.
Huey Helicopter Exhibit
Museum of Flight
Following a lengthy restoration, the Museum’s Vietnam veteran Bell UH-1H “Huey” has taken a place of honor in the Great Gallery, where it will be on permanent exhibit. The Museum’s UH-1H Iroquois was delivered to the U.S. military in Vietnam in early 1970. It saw service during the war and long after, until it was retired in 1994. The Museum obtained the aircraft from King County. The Museum of Flight is located along Boeing Field at 9404 E Marginal Way S, Tukwila. For more information, visit www.museumofflight.org.
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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