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Summer youth docent program
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Categories: Education
Washington State History Museum
Dates: 7/24 – 8/24/2018
 
Youth entering grades 8-11 next fall are invited to join the Youth Docent Program at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma. Youth docents go behind the scenes and discover how exhibits are created, delve into Washington state history, welcome visitors and share information about artifacts, along with learning valuable life skills. 

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I’m Going Through – Black Miners Arrive in King County
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Categories: Exhibits

Renton History Museum
Dates: 6/1 – 9/1/2018

African Americans left the South for King County in the 1880s and 1890s, for the promise of a paradise of mining jobs, livable wages, and home ownership. What they encountered in Franklin, Black Diamond, and Coal Creek were angry striking miners and coal companies eager to use them to re-open closed mines. These Black settlers persevered and made new lives here, challenging the color line and shaping the history of Renton and King County. (more…)

 

Digitize your African American History – workshop
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Categories: Education

Renton History Museum
Date: 6/16/2018, 1-3 PM

Bring your stories and songs, photos and video tapes, art and objects, genealogy research and more to this interactive workshop! With the help of knowledgeable people and technology, participants will be able to consult with a genealogist specializing in African American roots; digitize images of photos as well as objects such as clothing, quilts and memorabilia; convert VHS tapes to CD and create audio recordings to preserve and pass on important historical information to future generations. Genealogy information and consultations presented by Dr. Janice Lovelace. To register call 425-369-3454 or e-mail diversity@KCLS.org.

 

Jack Straw audio workshops
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Categories: Education
Jack Straw Audio Workshops are the perfect opportunity to improve your studio skills or get that first hands-on introduction to the world of audio recording and editing.
 
• Microphone workshop – Tuesday, May 22, 6-10 PM
• Basic Field Recording workshop – Sunday, June 10, 9 AM – 5 PM
• Intermediate ProTools workshop – Monday-Tuesday, June 11-12, 6-9 PM.

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Labor Archives of WA seeks your participation in labor history survey
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Categories: News

The Labor Archives of Washington at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections invites all cultural heritage institutions in the Pacific Northwest with records related to labor history and interrelated civil rights and social justice organizations/activism to participate in the Pacific Northwest Labor History Regional Records Survey. Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pnwlaborsurvey

This information will give the LAW a broader knowledge about where records documenting labor history in the region currently reside, enabling the Archives to compile a regional directory of labor historical records as well as integrate this information into the Society of American Archivists, Labor Archives Section’s Labor Archives of the United States and Canada: A Directory. (more…)

 


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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.

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