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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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Dec 1st, 2016 (Thu)
  Late Play Date - White River Valley Museum
Santa will be on hand at the White River Valley Museum! Free admission and themed activities perfect for families with children 3 – 12 years of age, no registration required. www.wrvmuseum.org
Dec 3rd, 2016 (Sat)
  Neely Mansion’s Farmhouse Christmas Celebration
Tour the mansion decorated for the holidays at 12:30 PM, 2 PM, or 3:30 PM. Visit our new Swedish and Japanese-American rooms. Enjoy light refreshments. Explore the gift shop and history room. Listen to traditional holiday music. Tour the newly restored bath house. Take your own holiday photo. Reservations required: www.neelymansion.org or call 253-850-2777. $15/adults; $10/10 and under. The Neely Mansion is located at 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road in Auburn.
Dec 3rd, 2016 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Santa in Maple Valley
Santa at the Gibbon/Mezzavilla Store Museum, sponsored by the Maple Valley Historical Society, 22012 SE 248th Street, Maple Valley. Get 4”x 6” pictures, 1 for $10.00 or 3 for $25.00 (cash or checks accepted)
Dec 3rd, 2016 (Sat)
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Yule Tide Concert - Maritime Folknet
Ring in the holiday season with a blend of maritime and holiday tunes! Enjoy festive performances by some of the Northwest’s finest musicians, including The Whateverly Brothers, Emerald Fire, and Village Carols, in the beautiful atmosphere of this old church. Delicious refreshments and a gift bazaar will be available during intermission. This concert takes place at Immanuel Lutheran Church; 1215 Thomas Street; Seattle. Village Carols – Traditional English carols sung in a rich, hearty brew of four-part harmony, as heard in the village pubs and inns surrounding Sheffield (South Yorkshire) and Coal Aston (Derbyshire). folkhosts.com Emerald Fire - This acoustic rock band has a versatile, crowd-pleasing sound with strong vocal harmonies and skilled instrumentation. www.reverbnation.com The Whateverly Brothers – Wit and humor along with great vocal harmonies and skilled instrumental arrangements mean you can laugh while you enjoy the music. thewhateverlybrothers.com Admission: $15 Regular; $12 seniors & ages 20-29; $5 ages 7-19; $12 Members of Maritime Folknet, Northwest Seaport, Immanuel Lutheran Church For tickets visit maritimefolknet.org A limited number of scholarships are available for those in assisted living who don’t have spending money. Email your request to: walice1@qwest.net
Dec 4th, 2016 (Sun)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Santa on the Dock
The Lake Union Rotary Club partners with The Center for Wooden Boats to host the second annual Santa on the Dock fundraiser. Happening at CWB, 1010 Valley Street at South Lake Union on the first three Sundays in December. Note that this coincides with the Public Sail, so you can get your Santa photo taken and take a boat ride all in the same trip! Thanks to Jim Thompson, professional photographer, and child and pet-friendly Santa, you will get a hard copy and a digital copy of your favorite picture on the spot. Your $25 donation is tax deductible and will help fund local and global community projects. You can pre-pay and reserve your spot either by clicking on the dated links above or by visiting www.santaonthedock.com
Dec 4th, 2016 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Santa at the Stimson-Green Mansion
At 1204 Minor Avenue, in Seattle's First Hill neighborhood.
Dec 5th, 2016 (Mon)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Eating Up Seattle - MOHAI
How does Seattle foods of today compare with years past? Delve into some of the surprising and delicious answers with Rebekah Denn, curator of Edible City: A Delicious Journey at the Museum of History & Industry, and a panel of the city’s prominent chefs, restaurateurs, and producers. Panelists include: Ethan Stowell, Chef, Owner, Ethan Stowell Restaurants; Kristi Brown, Chef, Entrepreneur, Owner, That Brown Girl Cooks!; Jean Nakayama, Owner, Maneki Restaurant Jill Lightner, Food Writer, Former Editor of Edible Seattle and PCC Natural Markets Taste magazines; and Mark Musick, Founding Member, Tilth Association. Special bites will be generously provided by Ethan Stowell Restaurants. $15 members, $25 general public. More information at www.mohai.org
Dec 10th, 2016 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Holiday Open House - Historical Society of Federal Way
Join the Historical Society of Federal Way at the Steel Lake Annex Museum for our Holiday Open House. Enjoy refreshments and live jazz while touring the facility, which includes the "Celebrate Jazz: Jackson Street after Hours" Exhibit, featuring a number of local 'Before they were Famous' music luminaries. Among these notables are a left-handed guitar player named Jimi and a keyboard player from Tampa named R.C. Robinson, later known as Ray Charles. The Museum is located at 2645 S 312th Street (across the street from the Steel Lake Park entrance.)
Dec 10th, 2016 (Sat)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Tukwila Historical Society 2016 Holiday Gathering
Special guest speakers – Pulitzer Prize nominee Tom Reese and Eric Wagner presenting photos from their recently published book, Once and Future River: Reclaiming the Duwamish. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Raffle with great gift items. Casual dress. Limited seating – please RSVP to 206-244-4478 or e-mail tukwilaheritagectr@tukwilahistory.org. At the historic Nelsen House, 15643 West Valley Highway, Tukwila. Free.
Dec 11th, 2016 (Sun)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Santa on the Dock
The Lake Union Rotary Club partners with The Center for Wooden Boats to host the second annual Santa on the Dock fundraiser. Happening at CWB, 1010 Valley Street at South Lake Union on the first three Sundays in December. Note that this coincides with the Public Sail, so you can get your Santa photo taken and take a boat ride all in the same trip! Thanks to Jim Thompson, professional photographer, and child and pet-friendly Santa, you will get a hard copy and a digital copy of your favorite picture on the spot. Your $25 donation is tax deductible and will help fund local and global community projects. You can pre-pay and reserve your spot either by clicking on the dated links above or by visiting www.santaonthedock.com
Dec 18th, 2016 (Sun)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Santa on the Dock
The Lake Union Rotary Club partners with The Center for Wooden Boats to host the second annual Santa on the Dock fundraiser. Happening at CWB, 1010 Valley Street at South Lake Union on the first three Sundays in December. Note that this coincides with the Public Sail, so you can get your Santa photo taken and take a boat ride all in the same trip! Thanks to Jim Thompson, professional photographer, and child and pet-friendly Santa, you will get a hard copy and a digital copy of your favorite picture on the spot. Your $25 donation is tax deductible and will help fund local and global community projects. You can pre-pay and reserve your spot either by clicking on the dated links above or by visiting www.santaonthedock.com