To acknowledge excellence and commitment to King County history, we bestow the AKCHO Awards each year in the spring at our annual Awards Program. The Awards are given for projects that have been completed by December 31 of the previous year. The AKCHO Awards Program is a perfect way to acknowledge those special people, programs, or projects that have made our county’s history shine.
2020 AKCHO Awards
AKCHO Awards Celebration will be held virtually on Tuesday, October 20th at 5:30 pm. The 2020 award recipients will be honored and Teofila (Teya) F. Cruz-Uribe, Museum Director, the Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture will speak on community and inclusivity. We hope that you’ll join us virtually in applauding our colleagues and addressing the relevant topic of community and inclusivity. Click here to register. Additional information will be shared to your registration email.
This year’s AKCHO Awardees are:
- Board Legacy Award – Jacqueline A. Lawson
- Charles Payton Award for Heritage Advocacy – Christopher Moore for his work on the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area project
- Exhibit Award – In and Out: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island curated by the Vashon Heritage Museum
- Heritage Education Award – Delbert Richardson
- Long Term Project Award – The opening of Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a / Latino/a Culture
- Single Impact Event Award – Filipino American Society of Puget Sound and Neely Mansion for the Filipino Heritage Day at Neely Mansion
- Technology Award – Rainy Day History Podcast series created by the MOHAI Youth Advisors at the Museum of History & Industry
- Virginia Marie Folkins Award for Publication – Paul Talbert. Karen O’Brien, and Friends of Seward Park: “Wild Isle in the City”
- Willard Jue Staff Award for Staff – Nancy Salguero McKay
- Willard Jue Volunteer Award for Volunteer – Carl Shutoff
- Youth Award – Sarah Haycox
Photos by Jordon Pipkin