The AKCHO Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the names of the people and organizations that will be honored at the 2017 AKCHO Awards Program on Tuesday, April 25, 5-8 PM at the Northwest African American Museum.
The honorees include:
- AKCHO Board Award – Richard Anderson, executive director, Northwest Railway Museum
- Board Legacy Award – Cecile Hansen, chair, Duwamish Tribe
- Charles Payton Award – Tom Ikeda, executive director, Densho
- Exhibit Award – Historical Society of Federal Way for Jackson Street After Hours
- Long Term Project Award – Mukai House and Gardens, Vashon Island
- Single Impact Event Award – Groundbreakings for the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, the Nordic Heritage Museum, and the Wagner Education Center, respectively
- Virginia Marie Folkins Award – Frederick L. Brown, author, The City Is More than Human
- Technology Award – King County Archives for its exhibit, Responding to AIDS: The Seattle-King County Department of Public Health, 1982-1996
- Willard Jue Staff Award – Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, executive director, Renton History Museum
- Willard Jue Volunteer Award – Carol Vincent, Southwest Seattle Historical Society
More information on each of the above honorees will be published in Heritage Advisor following the Awards program, and members of the public are cordially invited to attend this program, provided they register before the April 18 deadline.
This program was made possible thanks to the sponsorship or contributions of the following:
14 Hands Winery
DeGruv Liquid Catering & Events
Historical Research Associates
Kevin Daniels Real Estate
Museum of History & Industry
Northwest African American Museum
And last but certainly not least, the AKCHO Board also wishes to acknowledge its debt of gratitude to Awards Chair Pat Filer and all of the members of the AKCHO Awards Committee for their tireless work, year in and year out, in ensuring that recognition is bestowed upon deserving people, projects, and organizations throughout King County.