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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Johsel Namkung – A Retrospective
Cosgrove Editions – 144 pp, 100 illus. – $175
Honoring the landscape photography of 93-year-old Seattle artist Johsel Namkung. A third of the images in this collection have not been published before. Foreword by wildlife photographer Art Wolfe and portrait of Namkung by photographer Mary Randlett.
Strikes! Labor History Encyclopedia for the Pacific Northwest
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
The project assembles the most extensive online collection of materials about labor history for this, or any other, region. The Strikes! encyclopedia contains detailed information and primary sources about key historical events, including the Seattle General Strike of 1919, the unemployed movements and labor crusades of the 1930s, farmworker campaigns from the 1930s to 1980s, timber worker unions, waterfront strikes, Filipino cannery worker unions, the Industrial Workers of the World, and the history-making WTO confrontation of 1999. Read the rest of this article »
Against the Current: A Social Memoir
This autobiography of Ottilie Markholt, campus radical and longtime Pacific Northwest labor activist, historian, and IWW member, is now available online.
Blowing Out The Stink: Life on a Lumber and Cod Schooner, 1897-1947
Fyddeye – Kindle – $2.99
Blowing Out the Stink — a fisherman’s phrase for doing laundry at sea — tells the story of the lumber and cod schooner Wawona and the quirky adventures of her captains and crews in the North Pacific. First published in 2006 as the award-winning Shipbuilders, Sea Captains, and Fishermen: The Story of the Schooner Wawona, Blowing Out the Stink is the e-book edition, now available in Kindle, Nook, and IPad versions. 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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