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.
AKCHO would like to acknowledge 4Culture for its generous support and helping to make the AKCHO Awards possible.
2021 AKCHO Awards
AKCHO Awards Celebration will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 25th at 5:30 pm. The 2021 award recipients will be honored and Susie Wilkening will speak on audience and inclusion. 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 – Ron Chew
- Charles Payton Award for Heritage Advocacy – The Duwamish River Park Re-naming Project
- Exhibit Award – Squadgoals curated by the White River Valley Museum
- Heritage Education Award – “History at Home” presented by the Museum of History & Industry
- Long Term Project Award – Magnolia Historical Society for Magnolia: Midcentury Memories project
- Excellence in Public Programming Award (formerly the Single Impact Event Award) – Wing Luke Museum of Asian Pacific American Experience for the Japanese American Remembrance Trail
- Technology Award – Eastside Heritage Center for the “Eastside Stories” blog series
- Virginia Marie Folkins Award for Publication – BJ Cummings for The River That Made Seattle: A Human and Natural History of the Duwamish
- Willard Jue Staff Award for Staff – Jennifer Ott, HistoryLink
- Willard Jue Volunteer Award for Volunteer – Stephanie Johnson-Toliver
- The Future of Heritage Award (formerly the Youth Award) – Friends of Georgetown History internship project
Photos by Jordon Pipkin