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Museum Operations Coordinator-Manager
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Southwest Seattle Historical Society/Log House Museum

40% museum operations
35% public programs
25% facilities management

Metrics and reporting:
This is a 20 hour per week position with potential to grow for the right candidate. The position supports and reports to the curator in the implementation of curatorial mandates determined in the Bylaws. Museum attendance to meet 4000 annual visitors, including walk-in patrons, tour groups, and onsite museum programs that are open to the public. Work with curator to develop annual work plans for projects and assist implementing budgets for facility and visitor engagement. Support galleries, museum store, docents, and museum-specific volunteers in daily and weekly operations tasks. Maintain supplies for daily and weekly operations. Assist curator with developing monthly and quarterly reports. (more…)


Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal

by David B. Williams, Jennifer Ott, and the staff of HistoryLink
HistoryLink – 176 pp, 160 illus – $24.95

This book highlights how Seattle’s civic leaders doggedly pursued construction of the ship canal over several decades despite numerous setbacks and competition from other canal schemes. The book explores how the waterway was rearranged, the canal’s wide-ranging environmental impacts, who has worked and played on the canal, and how it has shaped the local economy and communities. Filled with maps and historic photographs, Waterway will offer a new way to see and understand one of the more importance changes to Seattle economic, ecologic, and social landscape.


Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City

David B. Williams
UW Press – 264 pp, 50 collor illus, 18 maps – $17.95

Walks that contemplate both the natural and manmade histories of Denny Hill, Capitol Hill, Beacon Hill, Seattle’s historic shoreline(s) and more.

David B. Williams is the recipient of AKCHO’s 2016 Virginia Marie Folkins Award.


AKCHO membership benefit – access to AASLH conference online
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This year, as in previous years, AKCHO is pleased to provide its members in good standing with a valuable professional development opportunity — free access to the online sessions that are being offered as part of the annual meeting of the American Association for State and Local History.

While the annual meeting is being held in Austin, Texas, from September 6-9, our members can attend many of the sessions in real time from the comfort of their own computers at home or at work.

Here’s the line-up of sessions that are available to you: (more…)


A Seattle Greek Immigrant Family’s Soft Drink Business

by Steve J. Sourapas with Rosanne Gostovich Royer

James Constantine Sourapas, founder of the family’s soft drink business, arrived in Seattle in 1919 (after his audacious life in Portland had landed him in jail with a big fine to pay.) It was the midst of an economic downturn and the beginning of Prohibition – a good time to buy a business, especially one that appealed to a thirsty population. Sourapas formed important alliances with other soft drink pioneers, and established a family business that extended through three generations.

Author Steve Sourapas succeeded his dad as president of the company. Co-author Rosanne Gostovich Royer is a founder of the Ethnic Heritage Council of Seattle. 



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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

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