Maggie Kase FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/20/2023
Association of King County Historical Organizations
Association of King County Historical Organizations Announces Winners of 2023 Awards
SEATTLE, WA — The Association of King County Historical Organizations (AKCHO) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 41st Annual AKCHO Awards. The annual AKCHO Awards honor people, projects, and organizations who have done outstanding work to promote, preserve, and share history and heritage in King County.
“King County is full of amazing history and heritage workers,” said AKCHO President Hilary Pittenger, “and we are so pleased to be able to recognize the work our colleagues in the heritage field are doing to promote equity, justice, civic engagement, and pride of place through history work.”
The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 10th at 5:30pm at the Center for Wooden Boats Wagner Education Center. To learn more about the AKCHO Awards and past recipients, visit the AKCHO website at http://www.akcho.org/awards/. The AKCHO Awards are generously funded by 4Culture.
2022 AKCHO Award Recipients:
- Dr. Dorothy Cordova is awarded the Willard Jue Memorial Award for Staff for her work with the Filipino American National Historical Society.
- Mike Evans is awarded the Willard Jue Memorial Award for Volunteers for his work with the Greater Kent Historical Society.
- The Washington State Jewish Historical Society is awarded the Virginia Marie Folkins Award for Outstanding Historical Publication for the second edition of Family of Strangers: Building Jewish Communities in Washington State.
- The Burke Museum is awarded the Heritage Education Award for the Archeology Department’s Blind and Low Vision Project, a collaborative project with two high school and one University of Washington students to make the Out Material Worlds exhibit more accessible.
- The Ballard Historical Society is awarded the Long Term Project Award for “Revisiting Early Ballard” a three year project resulting in an innovative new approach to exhibits and presenting oral histories to the public.
- The Northwest African American Museum is awarded the Excellence in Public Programming Award for Juneteenth Week 2022.
- The Wing Luke Museum is awarded the Exhibit Award for their exhibit Resisters: A Legacy of Movement From the Japanese American Incarceration.
- Black & Tan Hall is awarded the Technology Award for the Seattle Self-Guided Green Book Tour.
- Kai Vanderlip is awarded the Future of Heritage Award for The Day of Remembrance Japanese Incarceration Literature for Libraries.
- Julie Seitz, Sarah Martin, and the “Community and Friends of Seattle-Tacoma Pet Cemetery” group is awarded the Charles Payton Award for Heritage Advocacy for their work to make the Seattle-Tacoma Pet Cemetery a King County historical landmark in 2022.
Since its founding in 1977, AKCHO has been a nexus for professionals and volunteers in the heritage and historic preservation field in King County. AKCHO works to support history, heritage, and historic preservation work throughout the county through advocacy, professional development, and providing a central network for information and resources for history doers of all kinds. AKCHO has promoted outstanding work in the King County heritage field with its annual AKCHO Awards since 1983.