Posted by: wadahp | January 20, 2011

"Heritage Equals Jobs" – Article Spells Out Importance of Heritage Programs

That was the message down in Olympia as heritage groups caucus to keep their programs alive and prove their worth.

By Knute Berger

Every Wednesday during the legislative session, the “Heritage Caucus” meets in Olympia to track and raise issues regarding historic preservation, museums, the arts, and other history- and culture-related programs. It’s a ritual taking on urgency this year with so many heritage initiatives on the budget chopping block. Case in point: the caucus meetings are co-hosted and staffed by the Washington State Arts Commission, itself targeted for elimination as an independent agency in the next biennium, and the Washington State Historical Society, proposed for unprecedented budget-slashing……read the rest of the article on


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