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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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Workshop: Building a Plan For The Future


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 4th, 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
Sep 5th, 2014 (Fri)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Words, Writers & West Seattle
This session in the series features Molly Ringle, author of the YA novel Persephone's Orchard. First Friday of every month at Barnes & Noble, Westwood Village in West Seattle. Free. www.loghousemuseum.info
Sep 6th, 2014 (Sat)
8:00 AM
  Iron Goat Hike with the Wing Luke Museum
Retrace the steps of Japanese railroad workers who braved mountainous terrain and dangerous winters to complete the Great Northern Railway. Wear your hiking boots! Hike is ADA accessible and the tour is led by a U.S. Forest Service guide. Transportation and lunch will be provided. www.wingluke.org
Sep 6th, 2014 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Celebrating Ronald Bog - Shoreline
Festival activities include Blue Heron Canoe Family with their canoe, traditional songs and dances of the Duwamish, Snohomisn and Chinook tribes, live acoustic music, arboretum walks, hands-on art-making, nature sculptures, labyrinth walk, and more. At Ronald Bog Park, N 175th Street and Meridian Avenue N in Shoreline.
Sep 7th, 2014 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Bothell Schoolhouse and Cabin - Open House
Courtesy of the Bothell Historical Society. www.bothellhistoricalmuseum.org
Sep 7th, 2014 (Sun)
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Washington State Jewish Historical Society gala at MOHAI
This event builds off of the new WSJHS exhibit, Shalom! Open for Business:Tales of Jewish Merchants in Washington State which opened at MOHAI over the summer and runs through January 2015. Includes actors from the Seattle Jewish Theatre Company who recreate the merchants of Washington State's Jewish history. Gala is sold out.
Sep 8th, 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
Sep 8th, 2014 (Mon)
6:00 PM
  The Olmsted Legacy
Thomas Herrera-Mishler, president and CEO of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, will be giving a presentation at Seattle's Town Hall about the restoration of Buffalo's Olmsted parks and lessons that Seattle can use from this project. Tickets are on sale for a $10 donation / $8 students and Town Hall members. At Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca Street) in Seattle. Doors open at 6 PM for exhibits and refreshments, film screening at 6:30 PM, lecture at 7 PM.
Sep 9th, 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.
Sep 9th, 2014 (Tue)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  4Culture Sustained Support workshop - Bothell
All Sustained Support applicants are encouraged to attend a free workshop prior to submitting your application. This workshop takes place at the Bothell Library, 18215 98th Avenue NE, Bothell. Full details at www.4culture.org
Sep 9th, 2014 (Tue)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  Exhibit opening of Newcastle, Little Giant of the Eastside - Renton History Museum
This celebrates a collaboration between the Newcastle Historical Society and the Renton History Museum. Learn about Newcastle’s efforts to preserve the last Pacific Coast Coal Co. house and their initiative to protect and preserve one of the oldest cemeteries in the county. Light refreshments. Free. More information at www.rentonhistory.org
Sep 10th, 2014 (Wed)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  The Salt of the Sea: A Fisherman's Story - Des Moines Historical Society
In 1949, 19-year-old Des Moines resident Bill Rudberg joined the Pacific Coast Cod Fish Company for a four-month journey that took him and 30 other men from Poulsbo to the Aleutian Islands and back. Once at sea, each man fished from a 19' dory boat, hauling in 600 cod each grueling day for two months. Come and listen to Bill share fascinating pictures and stories of life at sea on board the schooner C.A. Thayer, captained by Ed Shields. In the Des Moines IOOF Hall, 728 S 225th Street, Des Moines. Refreshments will be served. For more information call Jim Langston, Program Chair, 206-878-7205.
Sep 11th, 2014 (Thu)
7:00 PM
  Seattle Pioneer Midwife - book talk at the Nordic Heritage Museum
Author Susan E. Felming, PhD, RN, and author of this book which tells the story of her great-grandmother, Alice Ada Wood Ellis. Book available for sale. Program cost is free, $5 suggested donation.
Sep 13th, 2014 (Sat)
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  Great Northern Day in Skykomish
At the Masonic Hall in Skykomish. The day includes short presentations and Great Northern displays by the Skykomish Historical Society - including a unique story of a chapel rail car and a tour of Glacier Park using lantern slides. Saturday Market, the new Skykomish Historical Soicety Museum, and the Great Northern & Cascade Railway will be in operation. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call Bob Kelly at 425-432-3884 or mvmmvm@comcast.net
Sep 13th, 2014 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Digging Deeper - Built Heritage Historic Research - King County Archives
As part of Historic Seattle's year-long tour of archives in Seattle and King County, Carol Shenk, County Archivist at the King County Archives, will give this over view of the repository, which contains historical county government records dating back to 1853, including information about activities, programs, and decisions of King County agencies and elected officials. Cost is $8/Historic Seattle members, $10/general public, and $5/students. For further information and to register, visit www.historicseattle.org and click on "Events," or call 622-6952, ext.221.
Sep 13th, 2014 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Redmond Historical Society's Saturday Speaker Series - Harriet Baskas
Author and journalist Harriet Baskas, whose presentation is made possible with the support of Humanities Washington. Space restrictions allow most museums to display only about 10 percent of their holdings. However, there are also surprising political, philosophical, artistic, environmental and historic reasons why museums keep objects from view. Journalist Harriet Baskas will present a fast-paced, photo-filled and, at times, somewhat offbeat tour of Washington museums and episodes in state history through the stories of museum artifacts that are rarely – or never – shown to the public. At Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th St, Redmond. Admission is free.
Sep 13th, 2014 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Hops & Crops Brew Festival - White River Valley Museum
Craft Beer and Live Music Festival benefiting the continued restoration of and educational programming at the Mary Olson Farm. Hops & Crops is now a 21 and Up event, no minors allowed. Sampler Admission $15 online pre-sale/ $20 at the gate. Presale ends September 10 at noon 21+ only, includes taster cup and 5 taster tokens. Additional taster tokens are $1 for a 4.5 oz. pour. www.wrvmuseum.org
Sep 13th, 2014 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Portraits of a River - historic site specific event at Redmond Library
Artist A. Gaul Culley has worked with the historical societies of Redmond, Woodinville, Bothell and Kenmore to create artworks inspired by the Sammamish River's role in establishing these cities. Culley also collaborated with local artists/poets Megan Tanner, Laura Lee Bennett, and Redmond Poet Laureate Michael Dylan Welch to create this FREE event at the library where people can come paint their own portrait of the river to take home with them. There will also be a free haiku workshop.
Sep 13th, 2014 (Sat)
2:00 PM
  Nazi Germany's most terrifying weapon - Museum of Slight
Historian Dr. JD Wyneken looks at the 70th anniversary of the Nazi V-2 rocket, a flying bomb that made the first flights to the fringes of space. As a weapon, the V-2 killed thousands of civilians in England during World War II, then helped start the U.S. and Soviet peacetime spaceflight programs. www.museumofflight.org
Sep 13th, 2014 (Sat)
3:00 PM
  Coast Salish Culture: Adaptations to the Present
Shaun Peterson, a noted artist of Puyallup and Tulalip heritage will speak about the diversity of Coast Salish culture, with a special focus on the Puyallup Tribe’s pre-contact culture. He will explain the differences between northern Coast Salish art (Alaska and northern B.C.) and southern style (southern B.C. to southwest Washington), as well as the cultural differences that drive those distinctions. For location and more information, see: www.vashonheritage.org
Sep 14th, 2014 (Sun)
12:00 PM
  Narrated Saltwater Cruise from Tacoma to Seattle aboard the Virginia V
A rare opportunity to ride the V5 on her historic route from Tacoma to Seattle. National known local author Les Eldridge will be aboard to give an interesting narrative of the ship's route up the Puget Sound. Price includes a drink ticket! www.virginiav.org
Sep 14th, 2014 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Redmond Walking Tour
Tom Hitzroth leads the AKCHO Award winning historic tour around Redmond, beginning at the Justice White House, 7730 Leary Way at the west end of REdmond Town Center. Tours do not take place if it rains. Registration is required at 425-885-2919 or redmondhistoricalsociety.org. $10 suggested donation.
Sep 14th, 2014 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Bothell Schoolhouse and Cabin - Open House
Courtesy of the Bothell Historical Society. www.bothellhistoricalmuseum.org
Sep 15th, 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
Sep 15th, 2014 (Mon)
1:00 PM
  History of Renton Airport - Mercer Island Historical Society
Former manager of Renton Airport Art Traffic Control Robert Earl will give an informal history of Renton Airport and the Renton Air Traffic Control Tower. Wiley Post and Will Rogers stopped at the Renton Airport - the first stop on a round-the-world pleasure trip, which ended in tragedy when they crashed while heaindg for Alaska. The Airport is also known as Clayton Scott Field - Mr. Scott was a longtime Mercer Island resident and aviation pioneer. This program takes place at the Mercer Island Community & Events Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island. Also at this program, dedication of a memorial bench honoring longtime Mercer Island Historical Society president Phil Flash, and his 96th birthday party, in addition to Virginia Anderson and Kisi Goode for their years of service on the board.
Sep 16th, 2014 (Tue)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  4Culture Sustained Support workshop - Federal Way
All Sustained Support applicants are encouraged to attend a free workshop prior to submitting your application. This workshop takes place at the Federal Way Library, 34200 1st Way S, Federal Way. Full details at www.4culture.org
Sep 17th, 2014 (Wed)
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  First Hill Neighborhood Tour
Historic Seattle gives a guided walking tour of First Hill with the participation of the Washington Trust for Historic preservation, the Frye Art Museum, St. James Cathedral and the Sorrento Hotel. The neighborhood has been the location of private clubs, important religious institutions and swank hotels. It was also the city's premier residential enclave from the 1890s through the first decades of the 1900s and mayors, judges, industrialists, timber barons and art collectors all lived there. Tickets $35/general public; $20/students. To register, visit www.historicseattle.org
Sep 17th, 2014 (Wed)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Peep Toes and Cosmos Happy Hour - White River Valley Museum
Come to the White River Valley Museum for a 6 PM happy hour and open house, sipping cosmos with exhibit curator Christine Palmer, who will present a fun-filled lecture on fancy footwear at 7 PM! The presentation will include shoes from the Seattle Children’s Hospital vintage fashion collection that are not included in our Sole Obsession exhibit and will only be available to view during this program. 21 and up only / $20 per person. www.wrvmuseum.org
Sep 17th, 2014 (Wed)
7:00 PM
  The Future of Seattle's Built Environment: Preserving Seattle's Brick Buildings - Allied Arts Beer and Culture Event
Join Allied Arts at the Panama Hotel Tea House, 605 1/2 S. Main Street, Seattle, for a compelling discussion about the future of Seattle's approximately 900 unreinforced masonry buildings as it relates to the city's proposed retrofitting policies. For more information and to RSVP, go to the Allied Arts of Seattle website: alliedartsofseattle.org
Sep 18th, 2014 (Thu)
  AASLH Online Conference
AKCHO members in good standing may register via AKCHO for free access to these sessions, which are being broadcast live from the AASLH Annual Meeting in St. Paul. Watch for more information in the Education section of Heritage Advisor.
Sep 19th, 2014 (Fri)
  AASLH Online Conference
AKCHO members in good standing may register via AKCHO for free access to these sessions, which are being broadcast live from the AASLH Annual Meeting in St. Paul. Watch for more information in the Education section of Heritage Advisor.
Sep 19th, 2014 (Fri)
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  Vintage Washington - Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
A festive evening of libations, food, and music at Seattle's landmark Stimson-Green Mansion. Tickets are $75. For more information visit www.preservewa.org
Sep 20th, 2014 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks Walking Tour - Lakeview Park
Meet at the intersection of E Harrison Street and Lake Washington Boulevard E, Seattle
Sep 20th, 2014 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Issaquah History Museums Scrap Metal Drive
Drop off approved scrap metal between 10 AM and 2 PM at the Auto Freight Building, 185 First Avenue NW, Issaquah. If you have questions about what kinds of metal are acceptable, contact laura.hall@issaquahhistory.org
Sep 20th, 2014 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  Is There a Van Gogh in Your Garage?
Antiques and artifact ID event sponsored by the Highline Historical Society. Professional appraiser Chris Foss will appraise items for $15 per item - limit of four items. Your appraisal will be verbal - bring a notepad to write down your information. Jewelry, large furniture and firearms will not be appraised. Artifact ID will be conducted for free by Burke Museum archaeologists. Limit three items - no appraisal will be given. At the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien. More information at www.highlinehistory.org
Sep 20th, 2014 (Sat)
2:00 PM
  Family Fun Day - Wing Luke Museum
Join artist Liang-Yin Chen and make your own shadow puppet. Originating from China, India, Turkey and Java, shadow puppets are used to cast an image across a lighted screen to entertain children in many countries. Free. www.wingluke.org
Sep 20th, 2014 (Sat)
5:00 PM
  Premier of Passages: The Chinese Heritage Tour of the American West - Wing Luke Museum
Premier screening of the movie documenting the 7-day bus trip in 2010 where 48 participants visited the uncovered heritage sites of early Chinese American pioneers. With filmmaker John D. Pai. Free. www.wingluke.org
Sep 21st, 2014 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Bothell Schoolhouse and Cabin - Open House
Courtesy of the Bothell Historical Society. www.bothellhistoricalmuseum.org
Sep 22nd, 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
Sep 23rd, 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.
Sep 27th, 2014 (Sat)
10:00 AM
  Free public tour of Kubota Garden
Kubota Garden, 9817 55th Avenue S, Seattle. Meet in the parking area.
Sep 28th, 2014 (Sun)
12:30 PM
  90th Anniversary of 1st Around the World Flight and Reunion Weekend at Sand Point NAS
Help celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first around the world flight, which took off from Seattle's Sand Point Airfield. Over 50,000 people greeted the returning bi-planes and US Army Airmen as they landed to a 21-gun salute at 1:28 pm on September 28, 1924. The anniversary event occurs at Warren Magnuson Park, Sand Point. For more information go to www.sandptnavsta.org
Sep 28th, 2014 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Bothell Schoolhouse and Cabin - Open House
Courtesy of the Bothell Historical Society. www.bothellhistoricalmuseum.org
Sep 29th, 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
Sep 29th, 2014 (Mon)
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Shaping Seattle Architecture - conversation with Jeffrey Ochsner and Feliks Banel
Historic Seattle and the Elliott Bay Book Company ares co-sponsoring this event to kick off the second edition of Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects published by the University of Washington Press. The first edition, published in 1994, introduced readers to Seattle's architects by showcasing the work of those who were instrumental in creating the region's built environment. Twenty years later, the second edition updates and expands the original with new information and illustrations that provide an even richer exploration of Seattle architecture. Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue (at Seneca) in Seattle. Admission fee: $5 Jeffrey Karl Ochsner is professor of architecture and associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Built Environments, University of Washington. He is the author of Lionel H. Pries, Architect, Artist, Educator and Furniture Studio and coauthor of Distant Corner: Seattle Architects and the Legacy of H. H. Richardson. Feliks Banel is a freelance writer and a producer at Seattle PBS affiliate KCTS 9. He also produces and hosts the history series "This NOT Just In" for public radio, and he created the TV series "History In Motion: Seattle's Past On Film" for the Seattle Channel. Feliks is an Emmy-nominated writer/producer who has also worked as a communications and heritage consultant.
Sep 30th, 2014 (Tue)
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  AKCHO membership meeting - Kent History Museum
Tour of the house and grounds. kenthistoricalmuseum.org
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.
Sep 30th, 2014 (Tue)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  4Culture Sustained Support workshop - Bellevue
All Sustained Support applicants are encouraged to attend a free workshop prior to submitting your application. This workshop takes place at the Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue. Full details at www.4culture.org
Sep 30th, 2014 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Pike Place Market and the Revival of Public Market Places
A talk and panel discussion celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Friends of the Market will feature as a speaker international public market expert David O'Neil. After his remarks Mr O'Neil will be joined by a local panel of people involved in the Market for a discussion and questions from the audience. At the Seattle Central Public Library Auditorium, 1000 Fourth Ave Seattle 98104. This presentation is free.