Heritage and Malstrom Award Luncheon March 1st

Snohomish County Heritage Day and Malstrom Award Luncheon

March 1st beginning 8:30 am.

Our 2014 Heritage Day and Malstrom Awards Luncheon will be March 1st.  (Click our web page for details and registration materials.)

The deadline for Malstrom Award nominations is Feb. 10th – so if you haven’t got them done, now is the time to contact Margaret Riddle and let her know.

Sessions is include programs on

  • using social media for our heritage groups
  • digitizing photographs by Sno-Isle Libraries and the Everett Public Library
  • the history of Centennial Trail project – a great collaboration of park and history
  • forum to learn about how to self-publish your history articles and books, both fiction and non-fiction.
  • Opportunities to meet and hear about other history related projects going on around the Counties.
  • Great Auction items!

The featured luncheon program will be Lynn Hyde, Education & Outreach Coordinator of the Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve, a part of the National Park System.  He will bring us a program about the history and the historical preservation projects of this area, one of the first settled in the Puget Sound.

Please join us – registration materials here  (You don’t have to come for the whole day, see the registration materials for details.)

 

30th Annual League Meeting Jan 11th, 2014

League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations banner and logoPlease join us for Chocolate Cake and a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations at the historic Waltz Building.
The meeting will be held on Saturday morning January 11th, 2014. 10 am – Noon.

All members are encourage to attend to elect new officers and trustees.
The agenda will focus on the Malstrom Award Luncheon and Heritage Day planning to be held March 1st, 2014.
Mark your calendars
New members always welcome – see our About us page to join!

Karen Prasse
Current VP
League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations
www.snocoheritage.org

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

Highlights of Heritage Day 2013

If you missed our Heritage Day this year, here are few highlights of our programs. [Photos below taken and shared by Lita Sheldon]

We couldn’t get pictures of everyone but we would like to thank those pictured below (scroll down!) and:

Luncheon speaker Harriet Baskas who entertained us thoroughly with her program  “Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums”. 

Thank you to her and to Sven Mogelgaard, “I Need A CTO” who helped us to avoid Getting Paid Without Getting Fleeced about the technology aspects of  E-payments for non-profit heritage groups on managing small business payments and merchant management at events or over the internet.

Thanks also to Tina Dinzl-Pederson who taught us how to conduct a local history geocaching program to promote our museums and historic places.  She can be found doing more of her programs at the Cama Beach State Park where she is the Interpretive Specialist at that historic park.

Thanks also to the Stanwood Area Historcial Society for hosting this wonderful event at their historic public hall – the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center,  which was well attended and provided a full day of heritage – related information for us to learn.

Mick (Michael Houser) and Nick (Nicholas Vann) from the Dept of Archaeology and Historic Preservation presented their common sense ways of preserving old buildings: being green, economical and true to the historic character of our historic buildings and well-designed architecture.

Mick (Michael Houser) and Nick (Nicholas Vann) from the Dept of Archaeology and Historic Preservation presented their common sense ways of preserving old buildings: being green, economical and true to the historic character of our historic buildings and well-designed architecture.
http://www.dahp.wa.gov/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washington State Library Staff librarians Shawn Schollmeyer (and Evan Robb, not pictured) demonstrated how to find and acces two major digitization projects that enable historians, genealogists and other researchers to find primary resources previously inaccessible: National Digital Newspaper Project & the Washington Rural Heritage Program.

Washington State Library Staff librarians Shawn Schollmeyer (and Evan Robb, not pictured) demonstrated how to find and access two major digitization projects that enable historians, genealogists and other researchers to find primary resources previously inaccessible: National Digital Newspaper Project & the Washington Rural Heritage Program.
http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/digcolls.aspx

 

 

Mari Ann Kind Jackson and Gordon Strand presented their program about the Nordic American Voices Oral History Initiative is an ambitious effort to collect, preserve, and share the life histories of Nordic immigrants and their descendants in the Pacific Northwest. Nordic American Voices builds upon the expertise gained in the 1999–2000 Vanishing Generation Project, when 123 interviews were recorded by more than 40 volunteers. In 2001 the Museum, together with project partners the Ballard Historical Society and the Swedish Finn Historical Society, published the 289-page book Voices of Ballard: Immigrant Stories from the Vanishing Generation, which contained narrative renditions of over 100 interview transcripts. The first edition sold out quickly and is currently out of print. One early goal of the Nordic American Voices project was to publish a new, expanded edition of the popular book. Now the new edition has been published and is available for purchase in the Museum Gift Shop.

Mari Ann Kind Jackson and Gordon Strand presented their program about the Nordic American Voices Oral History Initiative.  They described the Nordic Heritage Museums recent efforts to collect, preserve, and share the life histories of Nordic immigrants and their descendants in the Pacific Northwest.
Nordic American Voices builds upon the expertise gained in the 1999–2000 Vanishing Generation Project, when 123 interviews were recorded by more than 40 volunteers. From the Nordic American Voices project they have been able to publish “Voices of Ballard and Beyond”
Now available for purchase in the Museum Gift Shop – see http://www.nordicmuseum.org/education.aspx.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acorns? -- A presentation on the Granite Falls Alternate Route project provided information on how cultural resources management works in the day to day world of National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 consultation and how a road construction project complies with regulatory requirements. Crilly Ritz from Snohomish County Public Works provided background on the Granite Falls Alternate Route project and the regulatory process and requirements that provided the framework for the archaeological data recovery that occurred as part of the project. Jason Cooper, (in picture) an archaeologist with the consulting firm AMEC, provided  a presentation that summarized the extensive archaeological data recovery work that occurred as part of the project. Among the surprising findings of the project was that acorns were part of the diet of the Olcott period, approximately 7-9,000 years ago. His presentation provided an extensive discussion of the lithic tool analysis that occurred as part of the project.

Acorns? — A presentation on the Granite Falls Alternate Route project provided information on how cultural resources management works in the day to day world of National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 consultation and how a road construction project complies with regulatory requirements. Crilly Ritz from Snohomish County Public Works provided background on the Granite Falls Alternate Route project and the regulatory process and requirements that provided the framework for the archaeological data recovery that occurred as part of the project. Jason Cooper, (in picture) an archaeologist with the consulting firm AMEC, provided a presentation that summarized the extensive archaeological data recovery work that occurred as part of the project. Among the surprising findings of the project was that acorns were part of the diet of the Olcott period, approximately 7-9,000 years ago. His presentation provided an extensive discussion of the lithic tool analysis that occurred as part of the project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Pellichero (center, of the Conservation Studio of Seattle) is examining a ledger brought by Kevin Stadler (left) from the Alderwood Manor collection to analyze who is can be preserved.   Emily presented her workshop on ways in which works of art and archival documents on paper can become damaged with time, as well as some techniques conservators employ to deal with these types of damage. http://www.conservationstudioseattle.com

Emily Pellichero (center, of the Conservation Studio of Seattle) is examining a ledger brought by Kevin Stadler (left) from the Alderwood Manor collection to analyze how it can be preserved.
Emily presented her workshop on ways in which works of art and archival documents on paper can become damaged with time, as well as some techniques conservators employ to deal with these types of damage. http://www.conservationstudioseattle.com