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AKCHO annual meeting attendees get ‘Beyond the Frame’ preview
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Seventy AKCHO members and friends of AKCHO gathered at the Museum of Flight on January 30 for AKCHO’s annual meeting and were treated to a panel of distinguished guests who gave a preview of the kind of conversations to expect when “Beyond the Frame – To Be Native” officially launches on February 16. (Ed. note: visit the AKCHO calendar for launch details.)

Panelists (pictured above) included Miranda Belarde-Lewis (University of Washington Information School), Lydia Sigo (Suquamish Museum curator), Shannon Kopelva (Beyond the Frame – To Be Native coordinator) and moderator Jodee Fenton (Seattle Public Library). (more…)

 

Black and White
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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

 

Interurban car designated City of Snoqualmie Landmark
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The newest and perhaps most unusual City of Snoqualmie Landmark is a wooden electric interurban car.The City of Snoqualmie Landmark Commission approved the nomination of car 523 to the Register at a meeting on January 25. 

Built by St. Louis Car in 1907, Car 523 entered service between Seattle and Tacoma in February 1908. The Puget Sound Electric Railway operated electric trains between Seattle and Tacoma from 1902 through 1928. Much of the line was energized with power from Snoqualmie Falls.  Car 523 is the last known surviving Seattle-Tacoma electric interurban car, and originally served as a combination coach/parlor/observation car. 

Car 523 was donated to the The Northwest Railway Museum in September 2017 and a $11,000 grant from 4Culture funded its move from Petaluma, California to Snoqualmie, Washington.  The Museum prepared and submitted the landmark nomination last Fall; this was the Commission’s first meeting since. To read more about the nomination, click here

 

 

Timber cruise reports now accessible

The King County Archives recently completed a project to image and rehouse 45 volumes of Assessor’s timber cruise reports dating from 1907-08. Valued by researchers for their detail and accuracy, the reports are a unique resource for this time period in King County. And, as you can see by the map from Report for Section 2, Township 20, Range 7E – they are also quite beautiful.

High-quality copies of these records are now easily accessible through the King County Archives public search site. Read more here

 

 

 

Boxes in the Dark – advocacy via song
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Categories: Sound Off

Lyrics by Alice Winship, 2017

The boxes are full, waiting in the dark
Thousands of boxes, with stories to impart
The mute artifacts of a seagoing past
These things can speak, we just have to ask

Seattle has no maritime museum
This is why you’ll never see them
Let them out! Let them talk!
Don’t keep our past behind a lock
Packed in boxes, locked away
No place to display: (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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