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Historic cemetery grants

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Deadline: 6/29/2018

The Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, together with the Governor’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and the Historic Cemetery Advisory Committee, are pleased to announce the first round of grant funds through the Historic Cemetery Preservation Capital Grant Program. Established in 2016 with the enactment of House Bill 2637, the capital grant program is intended to benefit the public by preserving outstanding examples of the state’s historical heritage, enabling historic cemeteries to continue to serve their communities, and honoring the military veterans buried within them. (more…)

 

Creating exhibits that tell stories
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White River Valley Museum director Patricia Cosgrove

Is displaying a bunch of similar things an exhibit? According to Patricia Cosgrove, no.

The White River Valley Museum director, a recipient of several awards for inspired exhibits, discussed her underlying philosophy for exhibit design at the March AKCHO membership meeting – that the basis for all exhibit design should be to tell a story.

“Take the idea of things and look at them as story-making tools,” Cosgrove encouraged the audience. “Our collections are a bunch of ‘things’ waiting for their chance to tell a story.” (more…)

 

King County Council votes for more oversight of 4Culture
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After debating the merits of proposed Ordinance 2018-0086, the King County Council on Monday (March 19) approved the measure by a 6-3 vote

The King County Council has passed a controversial measure that will give it more authority over the governance of 4Culture. Ordinance 2018-0086 gives the Council the power to confirm the hiring of the new executive director after current director Jim Kelly retires; it will approve 4Culture’s annual budget, and it will give the Council a more direct role in selecting people to serve on 4Culture’s board.

“These are three small improvements to the way we interact with 4Culture,” said Councilmember Dave Upthegrove (District 5), who had introduced the measure in January. (more…)

 

Navigating to Alki
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Log House Museum

This exhibit features early maps of the Duwamish Peninsula, which tell the story of the growth and development of Alki and the northern end of the Duwamish Peninsula through 1907. Drawing upon the historical maps collection of the United States Coast Survey and scholarly work assembling the history of the Duwamish people, guest curator Phil Hoffman demonstrates the progression from a “land untouched” prior to the European-American exploration to emergence as a residential, recreation and industrial center.

The Log House Museum is free and open to the public Thursday through Sunday, noon to 4 PM. It is located at 3003 61st Avenue SW in West Seattle.

 

Densho Resource Guide

Densho

The Densho Resource Guide is for educators, and provides a searchable database containing hundreds of films, books, articles, and more to help teach Japanese American history. Browsable by grade level, reading level, theme, and genre. Check it out: resourceguide.densho.org
 
Major funding for the Resource Guide was provided by grants from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program, administered by the National Park Service and by the Hiroaki, Elaine & Lawrence Kono Foundation.

 


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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.

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!


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