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Nominations solicited for Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards
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Washington State Arts Commission
Nomination deadline: 7/9/2018

The Governor’s Arts Awards were established in 1966 to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to the arts and cultural development of Washington State.

The Governor’s Heritage Awards were established in 1989 to honor outstanding individuals and organizations whose dedication to preserving and promoting traditions and cultural heritage are worthy of state recognition.

The Governor’s Arts and Heritage Awards, administered on behalf of the Governor by ArtsWA, are among the most prestigious honors that the Governor confers. Since inception of the program, 153 individuals and organizations have received Arts Awards, and 53 individuals and organizations have been honored with a Heritage Award.

To be eligible for either Arts or Heritage Awards, individuals or organizations must be current Washington residents or have resided in the state during the time the contributions were made, and not be a previous recipient of a Governor’s Arts Award or Heritage Award.

Check out nomination categories and guidelines here.

 

Remembering Alvin Anderson
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Categories: Exhibits

Highline Historical Society

Alvin Anderson was a Highline pioneer, well-known by the community in his day. This charismatic and smart man is commemorated in this nice tribute. At SeaTac City Hall, 4800 S 188th Street, SeaTac – open during regular business hours. Admission and parking are free.

 

Humanities WA grants

Humanities Washington currently has two grant opportunities available.

For the Washington Stories Fund grants, four grants of up to $5,000 each are available for programs that highlight the little-known stories of a person or group whose contributions add to the cultural richness and health of Washington State. (more…)

 

Two King County sites on WA Trust’s 2018 Most Endangered list
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The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has announced its 2018 list of Most Endangered Places. The nonprofit organization unveiled its list at its annual Vintage Washington fundraiser, which was held at the historic Georgetown Steam Plant. 

Two of the five sites on this year’s Most Endangered Places list are located in King County: Camp Kilworth in Federal Way and the East Seattle School on Mercer Island.

Camp Kilworth – photo courtesy of Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

In 1934, William Kilworth purchased 25 acres in the South Sound and immediately deeded the property to the Tacoma Area Council of Boy Scouts. World War I veterans, who were members of the Tacoma Rotary Club, built the centerpiece of the camp in 1935: the Rustic-style Rotary Lodge. Over the decades, several other supporting structures were built, including an outdoor amphitheater that looks out over a dramatic view of south Puget Sound. Today, the property and its shoreline are one of only two places in rapidly growing Federal Way regarded as a highly sensitive environmental area; the high bank coastal forest on the site also serves as a wildlife corridor. (more…)

 

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. 

(more…)

 


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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 heritageadvisor@akcho.org.

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


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