Archive for the ‘Exhibits’ Category

Living Cultures Part I: Photos by Sharon Eva Grainger
Posted on:
Categories: Exhibits

Richard Solomon, Lummi – photo credit Sharon Eva Grainer

Seattle Public Library
Through 4/30/2018

In this exhibit, photographer Sharon Eva Grainger explores contemporary Native American/First Nations life of the Haida, Lummi, Tlingit, and the Kwakwaka’wakw nations by Sharon Grainger with narratives by tribal elders. Living Cultures is part of the regional “Beyond The Frame: To Be Native.” In 2018, more than 20 Northwest organizations and tribes will use the photography of Edward S. Curtis to spark discussions about art, culture and place. This is an opportunity for all people to listen to Native voices, to engage anew with Curtis’ work, and with each other.

The exhibit is on floor 3 of the downtown Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue.

 

Black and White
Posted on:
Categories: Exhibits

Swimwear from the late 19th century

Renton History Museum
Now through 5/19/2018

Trends in black and white clothing, and their associated meanings, differ between communities and throughout times. Co-curated by the Museum’s own Kim Owens and Sarah Samson, this exhibit explores three trendsetters and the lasting effects they had on black and white fashion.Join us to learn about three trendsetters in black and white fashion: the church, Queen Victoria, and Coco Chanel. The black and white fashions featured in the exhibit were worn by Rentonites from the 1870s all the way up to the 1960s. The exhibit will also delve into how black and white photos color our view of history. Black & White features swimsuits, dresses, hats, and accessories, bringing them out of storage and into the limelight.

The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton. Admission: Adults- $5; Students/Children- $2; Children 8 and younger- free

 

Seattle on the Spot
Posted on:
Categories: Exhibits

Jitterbug Couple, 1944. MOHAI, Al Smith Collection.

Museum of History & Industry
Now through 6/17/2018

Al Smith’s photography chronicled Seattle’s vibrant Central District neighborhood and the city’s African American community with great warmth and intimacy. Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith honors 65 years of Smith’s brilliantly expressive documentary photography and celebrates the neighborhood and people who inspired him. Take a look at Seattle through this distinctive lens.

Smith’s personal story is as compelling as his photography. He described himself as “a real native son.” Smith grew up at Fifth Avenue and Jefferson Street above a grocery store and attended O’Dea High School in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. After sailing around the Pacific Rim as a steward on merchant vessels, Smith returned to Seattle with a new camera and a desire to capture his home city on film. What started as a hobby soon became an art and a profession. He eventually started taking his hobby more seriously and formed his On the Spot photography side business.

Seattle on the Spot is a special glimpse into Seattle’s African American community, the local jazz scene, as well as the life and the work of this unique artist. Smith’s pictures give a peek into a vibrant part of Seattle’s history and culture.

For more information, visit www.mohai.org.

 

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs
Posted on:
Categories: Exhibits

Photo courtesy of MOHAI, circa 1900

Museum of History & Industry
Now through 5/31/2018

Cats and dogs are a familiar presence in Seattle. It’s no wonder that they officially outnumber human children in our city. It’s Raining Cats and Dogs brings together rarely seen objects and images from MOHAI’s collection taking a closer look at Puget Sound history through the stories of cats and dogs. Guaranteed fun for animal lovers of all ages–this exhibit shows the importance of these animals throughout history.

Discover rarely seen objects from MOHAI’s collections that illustrate the lasting love people have for their pets. See artifacts that speak to moments in Seattle’s history, as well as show these furry companions as symbols and decorations.

Changes in Seattle history are preserved through cat and dog stories that highlight their shifting roles from workers to fur-children, their portrayal as symbols, as well as a couple “strays,” or objects that do not fit into a theme, are a bit of a mystery, or have never been exhibited before.

The Museum of History & Industry is located at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle. For more information on this exhibit, click here

 

WWI exhibit available
Posted on:
Categories: Exhibits

Photo of soldiers at Camp Lewis courtesy of Washington State Historical Society


To honor and commemorate the World War One Centennial, the Washington State Historical Society has created a special exhibit, available free of charge to heritage and cultural organizations, schools and higher education institutions, libraries, military and government agencies.This interesting exhibit is easy to print and display.    
 
The WWI exhibit files will be e-mailed in PDF format to quantifying organizations with suggestions for programming and display.   Production files are available in the following sizes: 11 x 18, 18 x 24, or 24 x 36 inches. For more information e-mail or call 360-586-0166.  
 

 


ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER

Heritage Advisor is published by the Association of King County Historical Organizations as a service to members and those who support its mission. We update our website continually throughout the month, and on the first of every month we e-mail a condensed version of Heritage Advisor to our mailing list – you can subscribe to this service by filling out the requested information in the right sidebar on this page.

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 heritageadvisor@akcho.org.

AKCHO welcomes new members year round. Individual memberships are $25, and we have a three-tiered system for organizational memberships, with dues dependent on budget size. For more information and an application form, visit http://www.akcho.org/members.

More than 150 individuals and organizations support heritage work and historic preservation in King County, thanks to their membership in AKCHO. Please join us!


THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS



Annual Meeting Registration

invitation-annualmtg-2018

Click on the Pay Now button to pay Annual Meeting Registration fees


Categories


Archives


Event Calendar

February 2018
S M T W T F S
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28      
             

Heritage Advisor

Complete this form to sign-up to receive the Heritage Advisor Newsletter in your inbox.





 

Quick Links


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.

By Laws


Follow AKCHO

Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On Linkedin



Latest Facebook Posts

Stopped by to see Sharon Eva Grainger's striking Living Cultures photography exhibit at The Seattle Public Library yesterday - this is part of the Beyond the Frame: To Be Native initiative. And another series of photographs should be added in the next week or so. The exhibit's up through April 30 - check it out! www.akcho.org/living-cultures-part-i-photos-by-sharon-eva-grainger/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

King County Council took testimony from an overflow crowd today re: proposed Ordinance #2018-0086. Read about it at www.akcho.org/council-hears-from-cultural-advocates-on-proposed-ordinance-2018-0086/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Contact AKCHO

AKCHO
Association of King County
Historical Organizations
P.O. Box 3257
Seattle, WA 98114


Copyright © 2018 AKCHO and its licensors. All rights reserved. No images or graphics on this site may be used without written permission from their respective owners.


Funding for Heritage Advisor provided by 4Culture.
4 Culture
Receive 4Culture's monthly newsletter in your email inbox to keep informed about upcoming funding deadlines, program updates, services, and other resources from the cultural community. Subscribe at http://www.4culture.org/news.aspx.