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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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Sep 30th, 2014 (Tue) -- Oct 2nd, 2014 (Thu)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Tied By Lightning! - Hands-On Telegraph Demo in Federal Way
150 years ago, high tech first arrived in King County when the telegraph line came up Military Road! Come see the telegraph exhibit and try tapping out a telegram of your own! At the Historical Society of Federal Way, 2645 S 312th Street, Federal Way. Free admission. Made possible with funding from 4Culture Historic Site(s) Specific.
Oct 1st, 2014 (Wed) -- Oct 4th, 2014 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Tied By Lightning! - Hands-On Telegraph Demo in Kent
150 years ago, high tech first arrived in King County when the telegraph line came up Military Road! Come see the telegraph exhibit and try tapping out a telegram of your own! The Greater Kent Historical Society is located at 855 E Smith Street, Kent. Free admission. Made possible with funding from 4Culture Historic Site(s) Specific.
Oct 2nd, 2014 (Thu) -- Oct 3rd, 2014 (Fri)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Tied By Lightning! - Hands-On Telegraph Demo in SeaTac
150 years ago, high tech first arrived in King County when the telegraph line came up Military Road! Come see the telegraph exhibit and try tapping out a telegram of your own! Sponsored by the Highline Historical Society at SeaTac City Hall, 4800 S 188th Street, SeaTac. Free admission. Made possible with funding from 4Culture Historic Site(s) Specific.
Oct 2nd, 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
Oct 4th, 2014 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Tied By Lightning! - Hands-On Telegraph Demo in Federal Way
150 years ago, high tech first arrived in King County when the telegraph line came up Military Road! Come see the telegraph exhibit and try tapping out a telegram of your own! At the Historical Society of Federal Way, 2645 S 312th Street, Federal Way. Free admission. Made possible with funding from 4Culture Historic Site(s) Specific.
Oct 4th, 2014 (Sat)
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  Celebrating the History of Kent - Greater Kent Historical Society
This annual dinner auction fundraiser funds the future of GKHS. Visit www.gkhs.org for more details.
Oct 5th, 2014 (Sun)
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  Tied By Lightning! - Hands-On Telegraph Demo in Tukwila
150 years ago, high tech first arrived in King County when the telegraph line came up Military Road! Come see the telegraph exhibit and try tapping out a telegram of your own! Sponsored by the Tukwila Historical Society at The Church By the Side of the Road, 3455 S 148th Street, Tukwila. Free admission. Made possible with funding from 4Culture Historic Site(s) Specific.
Oct 5th, 2014 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Bothell Schoolhouse and Cabin - Open House
Courtesy of the Bothell Historical Society. www.bothellhistoricalmuseum.org
Oct 6th, 2014 (Mon)
  Exercises to Free the Tongue - Book launch at Hugo House
Book launch by award-winning poet Molly Tenenbaum and artist/designer Ellen Ziegler, illuminated with historic images and ephemera from Molly's grandparents, who were ventriloquists on the vaudeville circuit in the early 1900s. This book of poems plays with metaphors of voice and breath. This celebration includes poetry reading, ventrolquial singsongs, videos of great vents past and present, book signing and drinking. At Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle. Free.
Oct 6th, 2014 (Mon)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  4Culture Sustained Support workshop - Seattle
All Sustained Support applicants are encouraged to attend a free workshop prior to submitting your application. Downtown workshop is held in 4Culture's office, 101 Prefontaine Place S, Seattle. Full details at www.4culture.org
Oct 7th, 2014 (Tue) -- Oct 9th, 2014 (Thu)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Tied By Lightning! - Hands-On Telegraph Demo in Federal Way
150 years ago, high tech first arrived in King County when the telegraph line came up Military Road! Come see the telegraph exhibit and try tapping out a telegram of your own! At the Historical Society of Federal Way, 2645 S 312th Street, Federal Way. Free admission. Made possible with funding from 4Culture Historic Site(s) Specific.
Oct 8th, 2014 (Wed) -- Oct 11th, 2014 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Tied By Lightning! - Hands-On Telegraph Demo in Kent
150 years ago, high tech first arrived in King County when the telegraph line came up Military Road! Come see the telegraph exhibit and try tapping out a telegram of your own! The Greater Kent Historical Society is located at 855 E Smith Street, Kent. Free admission. Made possible with funding from 4Culture Historic Site(s) Specific.
Oct 8th, 2014 (Wed)
7:00 PM
  Lecture - The Color of Time - The History of Early Photography and Process - Nordic Heritage Museum
Tod Gangler will discuss the history of early photography and his own work, in conjunction with the exhibit, The Color of Time: Ballard from Dusk to Dawn. The exhibit will be open after the lecture. Cost free, but $5 donation suggested.
Oct 9th, 2014 (Thu)
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  Breakfast for Boats - CWB
This fundraiser for The Center for Wooden Boats takes place next door at the Museum of History & Industry, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle. Check-in opens at 7 AM. Family-style breakfast is served at 7:30 AM, and the program begins promptly at 7:45 AM. The event will end by 9 AM, allowing guests to get on their way to work. Tickets for this event are $25 each, or $200 for a table of 10. The suggested minimum donation is $150 per person; thanks to generous leadership donors, gifts of $250 and above will be matched. Please consider making a gift of any amount that is significant to you. Money raised at this event supports CWB operations, allowing CWB to “change lives one boat at a time.” Three short videos will be shown that highlight CWB's impact on three individuals.
Oct 11th, 2014 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Redmond Historical Society Saturday Speaker Series - The History of Carnation Farms
Carnation milk and its many other products were a staple for customers worldwide throughout the 1900s. That international brand name (now under Nestle management) has its roots in the neighboring town of Carnation. Elbridge Amos Stuart started Carnation Farms in 1908 on 360 acres along the Snoqualmie River in order to ensure a supply of high quality milk to the evaporated milk company that he had started nine years earlier. His great grandson Elbridge H. Stuart III, Owner and Managing Director of Carnation Farms LLC, will highlight the history of the founder, the farm and the company from a family perspective. He’ll also share how his great grandfather’s philanthropic legacy is still alive now that the grounds have been made available to Camp Korey, a nonprofit that provides seriously ill children a place to have fun and just be kids. At Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th St, Redmond. Admission is free.
Oct 11th, 2014 (Sat)
11:00 AM
  Bones Beneath Our Feet - Michael Schein - at Issaquah Depot
Humanities WA speaker and author Michael Schein will explore the period from the firs tEuropean-American settlement in Puget Sound to the execution of Chief Leschi. Free program at the Issaquah Depot, 150 First Avenue NE, Issaquah.
Oct 11th, 2014 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Issaquah History Museums Scrap Metal Drive
While your old junk might not be museum-quality, it can still have a "higher purpose". Donate it to help support low and no cost local history programs in your community through the Issaquah History Museums. We’re having a SCRAP METAL DRIVE on Saturday, October 11. You can drop off approved scrap metal between 12 AM and 2 PM at the Auto Freight Building, 185 First Avenue NW, Issaquah. Questions about what kinds of metal are acceptable? Call us for more information, you'd be surprised what contains usable materials! 425-392-3500 or erica.maniez@issaquahhistory.org
Oct 13th, 2014 (Mon)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  4Culture Sustained Support workshop - Seattle
All Sustained Support applicants are encouraged to attend a free workshop prior to submitting your application. Downtown workshop is held in 4Culture's office, 101 Prefontaine Place S, Seattle. Full details at www.4culture.org
Oct 13th, 2014 (Mon)
7:30 PM
  Author David Laskin - From History to Family History
In his most recent book, The Family: A Journey into the Heart of the Twentieth Century, David Laskin unfolds a sweeping epic that spans the three great upheavals that affected Jews in the twentieth century: immigration, two world wars, and the founding of Israel. Starting from Torah scribe Shimon Dov HaKohen, Laskin traces over 150 years of Jewish and world history as one family (named HaKohen, Kaganovich and Cohen on three different continents) is made and broken by the crises of our time. Presented by the Jewish Geneaological Society of Washington. More information - www.jgsws.org. LDS Factoria Building, 4200 124th Ave. SE, Bellevue, WA 98006. 7:30pm. Free. (Doors open at 6:30.)
Oct 14th, 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.
Oct 15th, 2014 (Wed)
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Renton Historical Society Annual Dinner and Silent Auction
The evening includes dinner, fabulous auction items, a dessert dash, and fun with your history-minded friends and neighbors. Entertainment by Jazz Horn. Proceeds from this annual event help support the Renton History Museum’s programs, exhibits, and activities throughout the year. Tickets are $40 each and may be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Oct 15th, 2014 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  Tied By Lightning Community Conversation - Tukwila/SeaTac
150 years ago, high tech first arrived in King County when the telegraph line came up Military Road! Learn about the history of Military Road and share your own stories about life along Military Road. The evening will be facilitated by historian Karen Meador. At Mike's Community Cup, 16260 Military Road S, SeaTac. This event made possible with the support of Humanities Washington and the Tukwila Historical Society. Doors open at 6:30 PM, when you can buy delicious treats; program begins at 7 PM.
Oct 18th, 2014 (Sat)
2:00 PM
  First Person Stories of the Boeing 747
The "father of the Boeing 747," Joe Sutter, and 747 first-flight test pilot Brien Wygle, will tell their riveting, inside stories of the Boeing 747 from conception in the 1960s to rebirth in another century. The event will be moderated by the Museum's Curator, Dan Hagedorn, and include conversations with Clive Irving, author of "Wide-Body: The Triumph of the 747." The Museum's newly restored 747 prototype will be open for tours all day in honor of the speakers. The program and aircraft tours are free with admission to the Museum of Flight. www.museumofflight.org
Oct 20th, 2014 (Mon)
1:00 PM
  Olympia Update - Rep. Judy Clibborn - Mercer Island Historical Society
Rep. Judy Clibborn, elected to the Washington State Legislature in 2002, has been chair of the House Committee on Transportation for six years. Prior to that she had spent 12 years on the Mercer Island City Council, including two terms as mayor. She hand her husband Bruce have lived on Mercer Island for over 40 years. At the Mercer Island Community & Events Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island.
Oct 23rd, 2014 (Thu)
7:00 PM
  God Save My Shoes - White River Valley Museum
Explore the intimate relationship between women and their shoes in this documentary featuring interviews with pop stars, fashion designers and the shoe obsessed. Being screened in conjunction with White River Valley Museum's Sole Obsession exhibit. Doors open at 6 PM, movie at 7 PM.
Oct 24th, 2014 (Fri)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Ye Olde Curiosity Shop exhibit opening - Log House Museum
Join the Southwest Historical Society at the Log House Museum for a special opening reception for a new exhibit focusing on the Ye Olde Curiosity Shop -- and meet the proprietors from the family's third generation, Joe James, and fourth generation, Andy and Tammy James. Also on hand will be Peg Boettcher, "chief wrangler" for Ye Olde Curiosity Shop who put together this focus area for our "Telling Our Westside Stories: Work" exhibit. The Museum is located at 3003 61st Avenue SW in West Seattle, with the recognition portion of the program occurring at 2:30 PM. The Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, founded in 1899 by Joe James' grandfather, West Seattleite Joseph E. "Daddy" Standley, is closed from this month through June 2015 for city seawall construction. In our display are dozens of Ye Olde Curiosity Shop artifacts, the original desk of Standley and a working Charlie Chaplin nickelodeon dating from 1904.
Oct 25th, 2014 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  Second Annual Shakuhachi Matsuri - JCCCW
The Japanese Community & Cultural Center hosts the Seattle Shakuhachi Matsuri featuring the music and cultural heritage of the Japanese bamboo flute.. Kaori Kakizakai of Japan performs along with local professional Larry Tyrrell. This one day event includes workshops, a concert and more. For more information contact Larry at shakuhachi@moonbridge.com
Oct 25th, 2014 (Sat)
10:00 AM
  Free public tour of Kubota Garden
Kubota Garden, 9817 55th Avenue S, Seattle. Meet in the parking area.
Oct 25th, 2014 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Tales That Go Bump in the Night
Gifted storyteller Anne Rutherford will present a selection of stories and songs at the Renton History Museum to help Renton celebrate Halloween. Rutherford is an in-demand professional storyteller who performs regularly at festivals, libraries and community events throughout the Northwest. Audiences of all ages will love her spine-shivering, funny-bone-tingling stories and songs. Adults $3 / children $1 / RHS members always free.
Oct 26th, 2014 (Sun)
2:30 PM
  Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society annual meeting and Fabulous 50s Community Sing Along
Hosted by musician and SVHS board member Harley Brumbaugh, and accompanied by Danny Kolke, owner/manager of Boxley's Jazz Club and Restaurant. The event takes place at the restaurant, located at 101 North Bend Way in North Bend.
Oct 28th, 2014 (Tue)
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  AKCHO membership meeting - Greek American Museum
At the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption. Topic: maintaining an online museum. More information at www.akcho.org
Oct 28th, 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.
Oct 28th, 2014 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Tied By Lightning Community Conversation - Kent/Federal Way
150 years ago, high tech first arrived in King County when the telegraph line came up Military Road! Learn about the history of Military Road and share your own stories about life along Military Road. The evening will be facilitated by Green River College history professor David Norberg. At Iglesia Cuadrangular Rey de Reyes (the old Star Lake School), 3212 S 272nd Street, Kent. This event made possible with the support of Humanities Washington. More info at sococulture.org/category/military-road-project/
Oct 29th, 2014 (Wed)
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  Voices for Humanity Luncheon
sponsored by the Washington State Holocaust Education Research Center. Come early to view student art, exhibits, and enjoy coffee and conversation in the Comcast - NBCUniversal Green Room. Hear from Holocaust survivor Josh Gortler, who tells his story to students throughout the Northwest, awakening compassion, confidence, and courage. Meet teachers who challenge students to speak out and take action, and students inspired to make a difference. At the Westin Seattle. Registration opens at 10:30AM.
Oct 30th, 2014 (Thu)
7:00 PM
  Historic Pub Crawl - Issaquah
Registration required. Go to www.issaquahhistory.org