Everything you wanted to know about copyrights but did not know who to ask

Copyright Workshop
Saturday October 12, 2013
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
6410 23rd Ave NE
Tulalip, WA 98271
b7-copyright-picThe League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations will present this informative workshop to be held October 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 PM at the Hibulb Cultural Center in Tulalip.
Robert C. Cumbow will facilitate our workshop designed for small museums, genealogy societies and other potential publishers of historical materials.
Mr. Cumbow is with the firm of Graham and Dunn of Seattle and is a respected attorney in the copyright and intellectual property areas.  He will begin with copyright basics and legal issues, then cover a wide range of topics relevant to League members:
  • How to search for copyright holders and when you have searched enough?
  • What to do when we have a photo that we do not have a deed of gift?
  • What can you post to the internet and what to be cautious of when you do post?
  • How are home movies and videos to be treated?
  • What are digital rights ?
This and much, much more including plenty of time for Q & A.
Free to members of the League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations.  (Join here)
Seating is limited so please RSVP -
Contact us at this email address

Workshop on WordPress

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Why I Use WordPress for My Blog SnohomishThenAndNow.org

A FREE workshop by Warner Blake, author of the Snohomish County Tribune’s column SNOHOMISH: THEN AND NOW.

Following a brief introduction to the features of other free software choices, workshop participants are invited to follow along with their own laptop or tablet as we actually build a WordPress website from scratch, including our first post with a photograph!

WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 2013, from 2 – 4p

WHERE: Multi-Purpose Room, Snohomish Library 311 Maple Avenue, Snohomish

WHO: Presented by the League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations and Warner Blake, author of “Early Snohomish,” Arcadia Publishers 2007.

Time for questions and refreshments are promised.

CONTACT:   SnohomishThenAndNow.org / contact with questions — First come, first seated, doors open at 1:45p.

You can also contact —- –

Karen Prasse
Veep – League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations

info at snocoheritage.org

MALSTROM AWARD Nominations for 2011

Five nominations were received for the 2011 Malstrom Award. Each is an excellent entry and, as always, nominees reflect only a small portion of the worthy projects done last year by our LOSCHO groups. Those nominated break new ground in research and interpretation of Snohomish County history. The order of the projects listed below is random. This year’s judge will be Eric Taylor, Heritage Lead for 4Culture of King County.  The award will be announced and presented on March 17th at the Heritage Day & Malstrom Luncheon.

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Project Name: Interpretive Displays at Heritage Park Museum. (Interpretive Museum Displays) Sponsor: Alderwood Manor Heritage Association.

Description: The group recreated rooms in the upper floor of the Wickers building where the Wicker’s family once lived upstairs when it was their Alderwood Mercantile (Wickers Store) The exhibit includes stories of the Wickers Building and other buildings in Heritage Park. Lynnwood is located in an area that was originally called Alderwood Manor. Alderwood Manor was a planned community built by the Puget Mill Company after they logged off more than 6,000 acres prior to the 1920s.  The project was a collaboration between AMHA, Sno-Isle Genealogical Society and the City of Lynnwood.

Project Name: Stuck In the Mud, The History of Warm Beach Washington by Penny Hutchison Buse. (a print publication) Sponsor:  Stanwood Area Historical Society

Stuck in the Mud - A History of Warm Beach

Description: Stuck in the Mud: The History of Warm Beach, Washington is the first and only history of Warm Beach and is a substantial contribution to Snohomish County and regional history covering the place’s geography, biology, early explorers, the Port Susan Logging Company, Standard Oil, the building of a small town, the colorful people who made it happen and much more. Penny has done decades of research but Warm Beach is clearly “her place” and she brings much of her personal experience to the work. The book is an excellent read: 363 pages in length and illustrated with black and white and color images, published in 2011 by Penny Hutchison Buse, Fairwinds Writings at mARiTime, printed by Snohomish Publishing Company. While the book itself is a treasure, Penny has taken no money for its sale and has instead offered it as a fundraiser to the Stanwood Area Historical Society and other heritage groups.

 

Project Name: Chirouse: The Reverend Father Eugene Casimir Chirouse, Pioneer in Oregon and Washington Territories by Betty Gaeng. (a print and online publication).    Nomination by Sno-Isle Genealogical Society.

Description: CHIROUSE tells the story of Father Eugene Casimir Chirouse, O.M.I, a Catholic missionary whose life journey took him from his home country of France to the newly developing Oregon Territory (what became eastern Washington), the Puget Sound region, Tulalip and finally British Columbia. He is best remembered for his work among the Coast Salish of the Puget Sound region, particularly 21 years at the Tulalip Reservation. In Betty’s research, she has uncovered and presented information previously unknown to readers. and offers this writing as both a printed book and online publication http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wasigs/chirouse.htm

Granite Falls Record (newspaper)Project Name: Converting Historic Newspapers into Research Assets. Sponsor: Granite Falls Historical Society. Fred Cruger, Project Director.

Description: Granite Falls Historical Society undertook a newspaper digitization project beginning in 2010 and completed in 2011. 10,000 pages of Granite Falls newspapers (1922-1970s) were converted into text-searchable electronic files, making it possible to easily retrieve mentions of a particular family, business, or topic, whether in news articles, social columns, editorials, or advertisements. The project was done through Small Town Newspapers and funded in part with two grants from the Snohomish County Heritage Preservation Commission, the remainder of the funds provided by Granite Falls Historical Society

Vietnam RememberedProject Name: Monroe 2011 Veterans Day Event and Exhibit. Sponsor: Monroe Historical Society. Project Manager Butch Ohlsen.

Project Description: This year local veteran Butch Ohlsen and the Monroe Historical Society held a special Veterans Day remembrance. The day also marked the opening of the exhibit “Vietnam Remembered: Veterans Stories” in the Monroe Historical Museum, curated by Ohlsen and Chris Bee . Publicity about the event and exhibit, produced by Historical Society member Tami Beaumont , brought a crowd of nearly 400 people who braved a miserable cold, windy, rainy afternoon for the hour-long ceremony, after which about 100 visitors crowded into the museum to see the new exhibit. Vets who had never talked about their service, even to family members, opened up with each other that afternoon. The exhibit brought to light items that soldiers carried home from Vietnam, most of which had been packed away and forgotten for 45 years. Those items were joined by memorabilia saved by the families. Oral histories document survivors’ stories. Notebooks containing photos and documents for each soldier rounded out the exhibit.

 

Hidden Treasures of our State’s Archives

Jerry Handfield, Washington State Archivist

Thursday evening May 26th, 2011
7 pm
Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center
27130 102nd Ave NW
Stanwood, WA  98292

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet Jerry Handfield, Washington State Archivist who will speak on the

“Hidden Treasures of our State’s Archives”. 

His talk will feature the unique public records preserved by the State Archives focusing on the Stanwood and Camano Island area. 

The Washington State Archives hold the public records that embody the history of the people, towns, counties, cities and public agencies of the State of Washington and Washington Territory (1853-1889). In some instances they are the only existing documentation of vital records (births, death etc.), property, people, governments, and organizations.  They include historical records on lands, plats and surveys, military service, naturalization, census, corporation records among many others.  They provide proof of dates and times of events, often revealing long forgotten family and community secrets and mysteries.

Washington State Digital Archives

Washington State Digital Archives

More and more of these records are being made accessible digitally on the State Archives website for use by researchers, genealogists, historians, the media and anyone who needs to official historical background of people, places, the evolution of our communities.
(http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/).  He will speak about the extent and development of this effort, privacy and public record disclosure controversies and the costs and savings of digitizing and management of unique treasures hidden in the gray archival boxes!

Contact:
Stanwood Area Historical Society
360-629-6110
info@sahs-fncc.org
www.sahs-fncc.org

Preservation and Conservation for Small Museums – Videos

Preservation Week 2011 has brought us many examples of how to save our treasures – both those help by families and by our community museums.   I’ve added a link to a Nebraska’s PBS website with several excellent, short, easily viewed videos on problems facing our small museums.  Note also the excellent articles written by experts to enhance those already available from the Library of Congress (see list below).

Our local history museums are our community attics and basements and need support in providing the best care they can for our artifacts, antiques, documents and photographs.  If you are a board member or volunteer of one of our local museums, please take the time to view these videos. They can help you recognize problems and plan for the future!

http://www.netnebraska.org/extras/treasures/

—-Karen
Contact the League by email ———  info at snocoheritage.org