Browsed by
Tag: Washington Rural Heritage

Orcas Island – Researching Our History Workshop

Orcas Island – Researching Our History Workshop

On May 13, 2017, staff from the Orcas Island Historical Museum and the Orcas Island Public Library co-presented a session on conducting, and writing about, one’s historical and genealogical research using the various resources held by both organizations. Edrie Vinson from the Orcas Island Historical Museum plugged the Washington Rural Heritage program, by discussing the James T. Geoghegan Collection as a way one might illustrate family history in an online environment. 16 people were in attendance. Please follow and like…

Read More Read More

WSL Updates for April 20, 2017

WSL Updates for April 20, 2017

Volume 13, April 20, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) ARSL CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS 2) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE GRANTS 3) CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS 4) GOVERNOR’S SUMMIT 5) UNITED STATES OF ANCHORS 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) ARSL CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS The information and application form for the 2017 Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference Scholarships are now available at the ARSL website at sos.wa.gov/q/ARSLships. These scholarships are for first time attendees so anyone…

Read More Read More

Lights, Signals, Buoys, and Daymarks — Our Rich Heritage

Lights, Signals, Buoys, and Daymarks — Our Rich Heritage

From the desk of Rand Simmons The meagre lighthouse all in white, haunting the seaboard, as if it were the ghost of an edifice that had once had colour and rotundity, dripped melancholy tears after its late buffeting by the waves. ~Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit A lighthouse is … Although we often think of a tower with a bright light at the top, located on an important or dangerous waterway, lighthouses are quite varied in architecture. They had, and still have, two…

Read More Read More

WSL Updates for April 6, 2017

WSL Updates for April 6, 2017

Volume 13, April 6, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) SCHOOL LIBRARY GRANTS 2) GRANTS FOR DIGITIZATION 3) NEH PRESERVATION ASSISTANCE GRANTS 4) CIVILITY GOES VIRAL 5) IMLS GRANTS TO STATES 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) SCHOOL LIBRARY GRANTS The Washington State Library (WSL) is accepting applications for RSL-2: a new cycle of “Refreshing School Libraries” grants. The purpose of the grant is to help bolster schools’ nonfiction collections. We hope to help…

Read More Read More

Presentation to Northeast Chapter of Washington Farm Forestry Association

Presentation to Northeast Chapter of Washington Farm Forestry Association

On March 18, 2017, Sue Richart, digitization technician and officer at the Stevens County Historical Society, delivered a presentation to approximately 75 members of the Northeast chapter of the Washington Farm Forest Association. She introduced them to the historical resources in the Colville National Forest Collection and the Stevens County Heritage Collection. Attendees received Washington Rural Heritage bookmarks directing them to the online collection. According to Sue, folks commented that they very much enjoyed the presentation! Please follow and like…

Read More Read More

WSL Updates for March 16, 2017

WSL Updates for March 16, 2017

Volume 13, March 16, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE GRANTS 2) USER EXPERIENCE JUMPSTART 3) METADATA CLEANUP GRANTS 4) ONECLICK 2017 RENEWAL 5) LIBRARY 2.017 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

Digital Projects: Year in Review 2016

Digital Projects: Year in Review 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we here at Washington Rural Heritage are at a crossroads. We’re steadily working with our grantees on this past year’s collections, and at the same time, we’re looking forward to the new projects that we will be helping with next year. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s take the time to stop and reflect on what our community has accomplished from 2015 to 2016 in their efforts to preserve Washington’s cultural heritage….

Read More Read More

Tale of a torn wagon cover

Tale of a torn wagon cover

From the desk of Evan Robb COLUMBIA Magazine contributor Lionel Youst recently contacted us to identify a ca. 1901-1905 photo of a covered wagon (at right). The wagon is depicted aboard the Columbia River steamboat Charles R. Spencer. This badly-faded albumen print is from the Stevenson Community Library’s Skamania County Heritage digital collection (click image to see full record). Despite the photo’s poor condition, Youst spotted something about the wagon’s canvas cover—a large tear. It made him recall a detail…

Read More Read More

Paddle to Nisqually

Paddle to Nisqually

Have you been following  the Paddle to Nisqually ? The Tribal Canoe Journeys  happen every summer on the waters of the Pacific Northwest? Each year a different tribe hosts the celebration which follows the final landing of all the canoes, many of which have traveled great distances.  This is a special year for the Nisqually Tribe as the journey ends with them. Indigenous peoples have made this canoe journey up and down the coastal waterways for thousands of years, but by 1989 the…

Read More Read More