Saturday March 23rd, 2013
9 am – 3 pm
Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center
27130 102nd Ave NW Stanwood WA
Snohomish County Heritage Day and Malstrom Award Luncheon
Join us for Heritage Day, a nearby “mini-conference” of workshops and presentations along with networking and learning opportunities for those who are interested in all aspects of preserving heritage in the virtual world as well as our real world.
9 a.m. – Noon: There will be a full morning of sessions from 9 am until noon covering archaeology, paper conservation, historic preservation, geo-caching, oral history, digitizing photographs and newspapers.
12:00 pm: Luncheon and Malstrom Award Ceremony – Hearty and healthy soups and bread, salads and desserts for lunch – $15.00
Take a little time to bid in our special silent auction of local historically related prizes.
1:00 p.m: The featured speaker after the luncheon will be author, radio producer, blogger Harriet Baskas on “Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums” (included in luncheon price).
Total $35.00 for both ($45.00 non-members)
Being a 2013 member/supporter of any local heritage organization qualifies for the member price.
The registration form will be ready in January.
Session List [subject to minor changes].
Archeology in Snohomish County – Crilly Ritz, Snohomish County Public Works and Jason Cooper, an archaeologist with the firm AMEC, will provide a case study of the processes involved in archeological data recovery excavations at two sites near Granite Falls, Washington as part of project Section 106 requirements associated with constructing a federally funded alternate transportation route around Granite Falls. It provides a great example of how this project worked with the Section 106 consultation process to address adverse effects to two important archeological sites and helped avoid project construction delays and unanticipated cost increases.
Geocaching -Hidden Treasures at Historic Places. Tina Dinzl-Pederson – Interpretive Specialist, Washington State Parks will present a program on how to create an outdoor treasure hunt using a smartphone or GPS called geocaching. This popular new activity has people try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, and can then share their experiences online. It involves a combination of technology and place is an opportunity to share historic photos and sites, online and with a physical location. The activity gives younger people the technology fix they’re after while encouraging them to travel to interesting places.
Historic Preservation Basics, Michael Houser and Nicholas Vann of the Dept of Archaeology and Historic Preservation – why and how to preserve historic places, what are character-defining features of structures and how to best preserve them http://www.dahp.wa.gov/
Tours of D. O. Pearson House, Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center & Museum Exhibit – part two of Historic Preservation Basics
Introduction to Basic Paper Conservation by Emily Pellichero http://www.conservationstudioseattle.com
This workshop is an introduction to the basic procedures of paper conservation. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the 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. Participants are encouraged to bring in objects of interest or examples of damage from their own collections to be discussed after the presentation.
Digitization Update from the Washington State Library.
Evan Robb and Shawn Schollmeyer from the Washington State Library (WSL) will discuss two ongoing digitization projects: Washington Rural Heritage, a federally (LSTA) funded statewide digitization project for small libraries and partnering heritage organizations (including a current project on Whidbey Island), and the NEH-funded National Digital Newspaper Program. Shawn will highlight some of WSL’s online primary resources from Washington’s territorial and early state history, including newspapers currently being digitized for the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America website.
Accepting Donations with credit/debit cards, paypal: Informal discussion with help from fellow heritage groups who have successfully managed or found alternative so the high cost of credit card machines.
Nordic American Voices – Oral History Initiative Program – Gordon Strand and Mari-Ann Kind Jackson of the Nordic Heritage Museum will share a powerpoint presentation on the amazing effort to collect, preserve, and share the life histories of Nordic immigrants and their descendants in the Pacific Northwest. They will be available to share their experience with others considering developing a similar type of project.
info at snocoheritage.org
League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations