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AKCHO was established to encourage cooperation among historical organizations and to promote and encourage the study and preservation of the history and heritage of King County through member organizations, individual members, and the community they serve, and to support such preservation efforts through public awareness and understanding of legislative issues.

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CALENDAR

You are invited to attend AKCHO meetings and programs held the last Tuesday morning of each month except June and December. Meetings are conducted at one of our member locations as announced in the publication The Heritage Advisor. Please contact any of the groups listed in our member directory for information on local sites, activities, and public programs.

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Aug 2nd, 2014 (Sat) -- Aug 3rd, 2014 (Sun)
  Chocolate tastings at MOHAI
In conjunction with the Museum of History & Industry's "Chocolate: The Exhibition," there will be chocolate tastings on the hour from 11 AM - 3 PM. $5 general public, $3 for MOHAI members and children 14 and under. www.mohai.org
Aug 2nd, 2014 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Pike Place Market Art Tours
Market tours are given during the summer on Saturday mornings by Friends of the Market board members and volunteers. The tour will wind you through alleys, streets, and stairways as you learn about Market history and featured artwork. Meet at the Pike Street Main Entrance, beneath the Public Market Center neon sign and clock. Cost: $10/adults, $5/senior and children over 6. Cash or check made payable to F.O.M. Reservations must be made by Friday, 10 AM, the day before the tour you wish to take. Contact John Ogliore, jogliore@gmail.com or 206-322-2219.
Aug 2nd, 2014 (Sat) -- Aug 3rd, 2014 (Sun)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Great Northern and Cascade Railway train rides
GNCR Railway season is open for the summer - these miniature trains provide rides to thousands of visitors. You'll find it in the heart of Skykomish.
Aug 2nd, 2014 (Sat) -- Aug 3rd, 2014 (Sun)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Mary Olson Farm Open Hours
Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting our cows, chickens, horses and goats and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Admission is free. More information at www.wrvmuseum.org
Aug 2nd, 2014 (Sat)
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  Premiere of 10 Decades - a film celebrating Enumclaw
10 Decades is a collaboration between video producer Staci Bernstein, director Jane Kaplan, and the City of Enumclaw. This documentary tells five different stories from Enumclaw's history focusing on the people who brought the city's community spirit to life. At the Chalet Theatre, 1721 Wells Street, Enumclaw.
Aug 3rd, 2014 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Bothell Schoolhouse and Cabin - Open House
Courtesy of the Bothell Historical Society. www.bothellhistoricalmuseum.org
Aug 3rd, 2014 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historic Seattle - Community Open House
Enjoy an afternoon at Dearborn House on First Hill, with refreshments on the lawn and house tours. This event is free and open to the general public. Dearborn House is located at 1117 Minor Avenue, Seattle.
Aug 7th, 2014 (Thu)
  Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm
The Auburn Symphony Chamber Orchestra's outdoor chamber music series at the historic Mary Olson Farm. For more information and tickets visit www.auburnsymphony.org
Aug 7th, 2014 (Thu)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Digging Deeper - Built Heritage Historic Research - Puget Sound Regional Archives
As part of Historic Seattle's year-long tour of archives in Seattle and King County, Michael Saunders, Regional Archivist at the Puget Sound Regional Archives, will give this presentation. Cost is $8/Historic Seattle members, $10/general public, and $5/students. For further information visit www.historicseattle.org and click on "Events."
Aug 7th, 2014 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Late Play Date at the White River Valley Museum
This monthly free program is perfect for kids ages 3-12. Families will enjoy free admission to the museum as well as themed craft stations and activities, no registration required. Late play dates occur every first Thursday of the month. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE on the Auburn Community Campus. www.wrvmuseum.org
Aug 8th, 2014 (Fri)
9:30 PM
  Ripple - walking tour of the Sammamish River
This tour is a 4Culture site specific project that blends history, music, art and nature along the Sammamish River. The culminating walk/performance led by artist Rulon Brown and in conjunction with Feet First is August 8. If you would like to design your own walking tour to guide friends and neighbors to the concert, attend one of two workshops prior to August 8 - see our story in Heritage Advisor.
Aug 9th, 2014 (Sat) -- Aug 10th, 2014 (Sun)
  Chocolate tastings at MOHAI
In conjunction with the Museum of History & Industry's "Chocolate: The Exhibition," there will be chocolate tastings on the hour from 11 AM - 3 PM. $5 general public, $3 for MOHAI members and children 14 and under. www.mohai.org
Aug 9th, 2014 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Pike Place Market Art Tours
Market tours are given during the summer on Saturday mornings by Friends of the Market board members and volunteers. The tour will wind you through alleys, streets, and stairways as you learn about Market history and featured artwork. Meet at the Pike Street Main Entrance, beneath the Public Market Center neon sign and clock. Cost: $10/adults, $5/senior and children over 6. Cash or check made payable to F.O.M. Reservations must be made by Friday, 10 AM, the day before the tour you wish to take. Contact John Ogliore, jogliore@gmail.com or 206-322-2219.
Aug 9th, 2014 (Sat) -- Aug 10th, 2014 (Sun)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Great Northern and Cascade Railway train rides
GNCR Railway season is open for the summer - these miniature trains provide rides to thousands of visitors. You'll find it in the heart of Skykomish.
Aug 9th, 2014 (Sat) -- Aug 10th, 2014 (Sun)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Mary Olson Farm Open Hours
Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting our cows, chickens, horses and goats and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Admission is free. More information at www.wrvmuseum.org
Aug 10th, 2014 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Bothell Schoolhouse and Cabin - Open House
Courtesy of the Bothell Historical Society. www.bothellhistoricalmuseum.org
Aug 12th, 2014 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  miniMOHAI
Twice a month, the Museum of History & Industry is transformed into a play space for kids ages 3-5 with interactive pop-up exhibits. Located at 860 Terry Avenue N at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle.
Aug 15th, 2014 (Fri) -- Aug 17th, 2014 (Sun)
  Snoqualmie Railroad Days
The Northwest Railway Museum at Snoqualmie Depot is hosting rides aboard the 1909 Santa Cruz and Portland Cement locomotive 2 during Snoqualmie Railroad Days on August 15, 16 and 17. In addition the festival will include a grand parade, fun run, plain air printout, wine and beer gardens, timbersports, and free wagon rides. More info at www.trainmuseum.org or www.railroaddays.com
Aug 15th, 2014 (Fri)
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  Kogut Butoh presents Suitcases at the Issaquah Depot
Entertaining, imaginative and informative, Suitcases Project is a free, all-ages continuous event taking place at the historic Issaquah Depot. Directed by reknowned Northwest Butoh artist Joan Laage, Suitcases Project presents alternating scenes throughout the depot and on the passenger trolley that include text, movement and local references to the history of the Issaquah community. The project is a part of 4Culture’s Historic Site(s) Specific program, and was developed in collaboration with Issaquah History Museums. The Issaquah Depot is located at 78 First Avenue NE, Issaquah.
Aug 16th, 2014 (Sat) -- Aug 17th, 2014 (Sun)
  Chocolate tastings at MOHAI
In conjunction with the Museum of History & Industry's "Chocolate: The Exhibition," there will be chocolate tastings on the hour from 11 AM - 3 PM. $5 general public, $3 for MOHAI members and children 14 and under. www.mohai.org
Aug 16th, 2014 (Sat)
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  Repurposing Historic Buildings in King County - Historic Seattle
Historic Seattle hosts a day-tour of Bothell, Kenmore and Kirkland to visit historic properties that have been restored, adapted to other uses, are in the process of adaptive reuse, or are awaiting a creative development team to accomplish that work. From Bothell's Anderson School (the latest McMenamin's development) to St. Edward Seminary, the Marsh Mansion, and other buildings. Fee includes coach transportation, lunch, guided walking tours and some interiors. $150 Historic Seattle members/ $175 general public. www.historicseattle.org
Aug 16th, 2014 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Pike Place Market Art Tours
Market tours are given during the summer on Saturday mornings by Friends of the Market board members and volunteers. The tour will wind you through alleys, streets, and stairways as you learn about Market history and featured artwork. Meet at the Pike Street Main Entrance, beneath the Public Market Center neon sign and clock. Cost: $10/adults, $5/senior and children over 6. Cash or check made payable to F.O.M. Reservations must be made by Friday, 10 AM, the day before the tour you wish to take. Contact John Ogliore, jogliore@gmail.com or 206-322-2219.
Aug 16th, 2014 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks Walking Tour - Colman Park and Mt. Baker Park
Meet at parking lot near intersection of Lakeside Avenue S and Lake Washington Boulevard S, Seattle
Aug 16th, 2014 (Sat) -- Aug 17th, 2014 (Sun)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Great Northern and Cascade Railway train rides
GNCR Railway season is open for the summer - these miniature trains provide rides to thousands of visitors. You'll find it in the heart of Skykomish.
Aug 16th, 2014 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  Kogut Butoh presents Suitcases at the Issaquah Depot
Entertaining, imaginative and informative, Suitcases Project is a free, all-ages continuous event taking place at the historic Issaquah Depot. Directed by reknowned Northwest Butoh artist Joan Laage, Suitcases Project presents alternating scenes throughout the depot and on the passenger trolley that include text, movement and local references to the history of the Issaquah community. The project is a part of 4Culture’s Historic Site(s) Specific program, and was developed in collaboration with Issaquah History Museums. The Issaquah Depot is located at 78 First Avenue NE, Issaquah.
Aug 16th, 2014 (Sat) -- Aug 17th, 2014 (Sun)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Mary Olson Farm Open Hours
Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting our cows, chickens, horses and goats and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Admission is free. More information at www.wrvmuseum.org
Aug 17th, 2014 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Bothell High School Alumni Picnic - Blyth Park
Bothell Historical Museum and Woodinville Historical Society will host a table to give out information, sell books, attract new members, etc. at the annual picnic.
Aug 17th, 2014 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Hannan House - Open House
For the first time in a few years, the historic Hannan House is open to the public - the living room and parlor are available for viewing. The Bothell Historical Museum is showing off the renovation work that was done to the living room. 9919 NE 180th Street, Bothell.
Aug 17th, 2014 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Bothell Schoolhouse and Cabin - Open House
Courtesy of the Bothell Historical Society. www.bothellhistoricalmuseum.org
Aug 18th, 2014 (Mon)
7:00 PM
  International boatbuilder Lance Lee on "Joseph Conrad and the Tremolino" - CWB
The Center for Wooden Boats hosts experiential educator and international boatbuilder Lance Lee who will speak on “Joseph Conrad and the Tremolino” in the CWB Boathouse. Mr. Lee’s various projects have resulted in numerous re-creations of historic watercraft, including a one-third scale model of Tremolino. His vision of building a copy of Joseph Conrad's cargo carrier Tremolino, began 50 years ago. The project, has been campaigned throughout Penobscot Bay and embodies the connections between craft, art and exploration. The Center for Wooden Boats is located at 1010 Valley Street in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. There is no admission charge; donations are welcome. Refreshments will be available.
Aug 20th, 2014 (Wed)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Celebration of completion of base for Kubota Garden Terrace Overlook
This August, master masons from Japan are leading a team of masons to build an 8' high ishigaki (dry-laid) stone rampart base for the new Terrace Overlook at the Kubota Garden. The public is invited to watch the construction August 8-20 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Free of charge, but donations welcome. A celebration of the completed wall is planned for Wednesday, August 20 at 2 PM. The Kubota Garden is located at 9817 – 55th Avenue South, Seattle. www.kubotagarden.org
Aug 21st, 2014 (Thu)
7:00 PM
  In the Land of Rain and Salmon
Co-production by Washington State Jewish Historical Society and Book-It Repertory Theatre, sharing Jewish voices of the Northwest, 1880, 1920. Performance at the Museum of History & Industry, 860 Terry Avenue N, in conjunction with the Shalom! Open for Business exhibit at MOHAI.
Aug 21st, 2014 (Thu)
7:00 PM
  History Café: In the Land of Rain and Salmon
Experience decades of Jewish voices in the Northwest through this unique performance by Book-It Theater. More information at www.mohai.org.0ETfx7g0.dpuf
Aug 22nd, 2014 (Fri)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Chinook/Puyallup basket weaver Karen Reed - Vashon Island Heritage Museum
Chinook/Puyallup basket weaver Karen Reed will be at the Heritage Museum to demonstrate basket weaving and to exhibit examples of her work, including cattail and cedar mats, baskets, cedar and cattail vests, and loom-woven wool clothing. The museum's current special exhibit is "Vashon Island's Native People: Navigating Seas of Change." www.vashonheritage.org
Aug 23rd, 2014 (Sat) -- Aug 24th, 2014 (Sun)
  Chocolate tastings at MOHAI
In conjunction with the Museum of History & Industry's "Chocolate: The Exhibition," there will be chocolate tastings on the hour from 11 AM - 3 PM. $5 general public, $3 for MOHAI members and children 14 and under. www.mohai.org
Aug 23rd, 2014 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Pike Place Market Art Tours
Market tours are given during the summer on Saturday mornings by Friends of the Market board members and volunteers. The tour will wind you through alleys, streets, and stairways as you learn about Market history and featured artwork. Meet at the Pike Street Main Entrance, beneath the Public Market Center neon sign and clock. Cost: $10/adults, $5/senior and children over 6. Cash or check made payable to F.O.M. Reservations must be made by Friday, 10 AM, the day before the tour you wish to take. Contact John Ogliore, jogliore@gmail.com or 206-322-2219.
Aug 23rd, 2014 (Sat)
10:00 AM
  Free public tour of Kubota Garden
Kubota Garden, 9817 55th Avenue S, Seattle. Meet in the parking area.
Aug 23rd, 2014 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Chinook/Puyallup basket weaver Karen Reed - Vashon Island Heritage Museum
Chinook/Puyallup basket weaver Karen Reed will be at the Heritage Museum to demonstrate basket weaving and to exhibit examples of her work, including cattail and cedar mats, baskets, cedar and cattail vests, and loom-woven wool clothing. The museum's current special exhibit is "Vashon Island's Native People: Navigating Seas of Change." www.vashonheritage.org
Aug 23rd, 2014 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  All Things Japanese Sale - JCCCW
Featuring a wide variety of Japanese items including dolls, furniture, fans, books, and more. Benefits the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington. More information at www.jcccw.org
Aug 23rd, 2014 (Sat) -- Aug 24th, 2014 (Sun)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Mary Olson Farm Open Hours
Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting our cows, chickens, horses and goats and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Admission is free. More information at www.wrvmuseum.org
Aug 23rd, 2014 (Sat)
2:00 PM
  Remembering World War II Women Air Force Service Pilots - Museum of Flight
Author Sarah Rickman will deliver a presentation that will focus on the work of World War II Washington State Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). Included in the program is a 10-minute documentary film about Oroville, Wash., native Dorothy Scott - one of the 38 WASP who died in service. The WASP were the first women to fly American military aircraft. The program is free with admission to the Museum. Sarah Rickman has written a biography, "Lost WASP, Dorothy Scott," based on Scott's letters home during the World War II. The book will be released later this year. Rickman is a former journalist and serves as a WASP historian. She is also the editor of the WASP newsletter for the WASP Archives at Texas Woman's University. At the Museum of Flight, located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S, Tukwila. www.museumofflight.org
Aug 23rd, 2014 (Sat)
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  Chocolate Double Feature at Lake Union Park
The Museum of History & Industry is celebrating Chocolate: The Exhibition with an outdoor screening of two movie classics, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at 8 PM and Chocolat at 10 PM, as well as a sweet sampling of pre-show activities and entertainment beginning at 6 PM.
Aug 24th, 2014 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Bothell Schoolhouse and Cabin - Open House
Courtesy of the Bothell Historical Society. www.bothellhistoricalmuseum.org
Aug 26th, 2014 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  miniMOHAI
Twice a month, the Museum of History & Industry is transformed into a play space for kids ages 3-5 with interactive pop-up exhibits. Located at 860 Terry Avenue N at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle.
Aug 26th, 2014 (Tue)
7:00 PM
  Japanese Workers in the Lumber Industry - Snoqualmie Valley Museum
This presentation was originally created by a young man working part-time at the Weyerhaeuser Archives and contains data provided by the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society and some amazing photos and data from the archives. It is the story of immigrant Japanese labor in the local lumber industry and their families and covers early challenges for Japanese immigrants, the growth of the Japanese communities at the Snoqualmie Falls and White River mills, and internment after Pearl Harbor. The program will include information on George Abe, who was Valedictorian of his Snoqualmie High School class of 1935 and went on to become a highly decorated WWII soldier in the European Theater. The program will take place at the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA/Community Center, 35018 SE Ridge Street, Snoqualmie 98065 on Tuesday, August 26 at 7:00pm.
Aug 31st, 2014 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Bothell Schoolhouse and Cabin - Open House
Courtesy of the Bothell Historical Society. www.bothellhistoricalmuseum.org