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PARTICIPANTS:

Lead Partners:

Museum of History and Industry
University of Washington Libraries

Participating Groups:

Black Heritage Society of Washington State
Eastside Heritage Center
Maple Valley Historical Society
Northwest Railway Museum
Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society
Rainier Valley Historical Society
Renton Historical Museum
Shoreline Historical Museum
White River Valley Museum
Wing Luke Asian Museum

Lead Partners:

Museum of History & Industry

Museum of History & Industry, Seattle, WA

As collectors, preservers, and story tellers of Seattle & King County history, we educate K-12 students and teachers; facilitate lifelong learning; provide research services; and engage and entertain the community.

Website: http://www.seattlehistory.org/

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University of Washington Libraries

University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

The UW Libraries enriches the quality of life and advances intellectual discovery by connecting people with knowledge.

Website: http://www.lib.washington.edu/

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Participating Groups:

Black Heritage Society of Washington State

Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Seattle, WA

The Black Heritage Society of Washington State is dedicated to the acquisition, preservation, and exhibition of materials relating to the history of African-Americans in the State of Washington. The Black Heritage Society's mission is to:

  1. Solicit, collect, and preserve family and organizations' memorabilia
  2. Prepare and present exhibits for local and state special events
  3. Recognize annually African-American pioneers in their fields of endeavor
  4. Loan prepared exhibits to public and private organizations
  5. Conduct general membership meetings featuring guest speakers and special presentations.

Website: http://www.blackheritagewa.org

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Eastside Heritage Center

Eastside Heritage Center, Bellevue, WA

Eastside Heritage Society's mission is to steward Eastside history by actively collecting, preserving, and interpreting documents and artifacts and by promoting public involvement in and appreciation of this heritage through educational programming and community outreach.

Website: http://www.eastsideheritagecenter.org/

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Maple Valley Historical Society

Maple Valley Historical Society, Maple Valley, WA

The mission of Maple Valley Historical Society is to excite people of all ages about the history surrounding them today in the communities of rural Maple Valley, and to make local history a part of their daily lives. Its goals are to teach people about heritage assets by identifying and interpreting historical landmarks; to recognize the historic contributions of Maple Valley pioneer families, businesses, institutions, and community resources through museum exhibits and programs; to develop an appreciation for community history in new residents and young people through interesting and accessible public educational activities; and to provide a variety of organized ways for any interested person to get their helping hands on historic preservation.

Website: http://www.maplevalleyhistory.com/

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Northwest Railway Museum

Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie, WA

Northwest Railway Museum's mission is to develop and operate an outstanding railroad museum that provides the public a place to experience the excitement of a working railroad and to see and understand the significance of railroads in the development of Washington and adjacent areas.

Website: http://www.trainmuseum.org

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Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society

Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, Seattle, WA

The Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society's mission emphasizes the collection, preservation, and display of objects, artifacts, and data of maritime interest, with special emphasis on the history of Pacific Northwest maritime activities. As the only and longest-standing organization in the Puget Sound area whose exclusive purpose is the care and interpretation of this history, the Society is dedicated to ensuring that the rich legacy of this history, traditions, and cultures is not lost.

Website: http://www.pugetmaritime.org

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Rainier Valley Historical Society

Rainier Valley Historical Society, Seattle, WA

Rainier Valley Historical Society's mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret the history and heritage of Rainier Valley and its people, and to promote public involvement in and appreciation of its history and culture.

Website: http://www.rainiervalleyhistory.org/

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Renton Historical Museum, Renton, WA

The Renton Historical Museum exists to provide educational experiences to the general public through the preservation and interpretation of Greater Renton's history. Goals include the collection, documentation, preservation, conservation, and interpretation of artifacts, documents, photographs, ephemera, and historic structures relative to the cultural history of the Greater Renton area.

Website: http://www.rentonhistory.org

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Shoreline Historical Museum

Shoreline Historical Museum, Shoreline, WA

Shoreline Historical Museum's mission is to serve the public by preserving, recording, and interpreting the heritage of the historic Shoreline area (85th to 205th, Puget Sound to Lake Washington) and its relationship to the Northwest region. The museum shall be open to the public for the cultural, historical, and educational benefit of all.

Website: http://www.shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org

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White River Valley Museum

White River Valley Museum, Auburn, WA

The mission of the White River Valley Museum is to preserve and share the history of the area known by the pioneers as the White River Valley (Auburn, Kent, Algona, and Pacific). This mission is carried out primarily through the operation of the museum, its exhibits, research collection, educational programs, publications, and outreach activities.

Website: http://www.wrvmuseum.org

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Wing Luke Asian Museum

Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, WA

The Wing Luke Asian Museum engages the Asian Pacific American community and the public in exploring issues related to the history, culture, and art of Asian Pacific Americans.

Website: http://www.wingluke.org

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Advisory Committee Members:

David Buerge
Historian, Teacher, and Author

Lyall Bush, Ph.D.
Program Director, Washington Commission for the Humanities

John Findlay, Ph.D.
Professor of History, University of Washington

Leonard Garfield
Director, Museum of History & Industry

Howard Giske
Curator of Photography, Museum of History & Industry

Bruce Hevly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History, University of Washington

Bryce Nelson
Director of Instructional Technology, Seattle Public Schools

Charles Payton
Museum Advisor, Cultural Development Authority of King County

Gregory Zick, Ph.D.
Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington and Director, DiMeMa, Inc.

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