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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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Jun 30th, 2018 (Sat) -- Jul 1st, 2018 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Issaquah Trolley
Boarding passes can be purchased at the ticket window in the waiting room. The fare is $5 per person, which includes the trolley ride plus admission to the Depot Museum and the Gilman Town Hall Museum. Children aged 3 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. The trolley will operate Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, through the end of September. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah.
Jul 4th, 2018 (Wed)
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Heritage Day - Issaquah
Join Issaquah History Museums for the 15th Annual Heritage Day Celebration, part of Issaquah’s Downhome 4th of July! Heritage Day is an opportunity for kids of all ages to get their hands on history. Drawing on common activities from days long past, museum volunteers will help kids make their own butter, use a washboard and wringer to wash clothes, operate a pump car up and down the track, and other hands-on activities! Heritage Day happens in and around the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Avenue NE, and is FREE.
Jul 4th, 2018 (Wed)
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Annual 4th of July Picnic
Join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society at the Log House Museum (3003 61st Avenue SW, West Seattle) for the annual 4th of July potluck picnic. Bring a side dish or dessert, and the Society will provide chicken and veggie options. For more information, call 206-350-0999.
Jul 5th, 2018 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Late Play Date - White River Valley Museum
On the first Thursday of every month drop-in for FREE admission and themed activities perfect for families with children 3-12 years of age, no registration required. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE on Auburn's Les Gove Campus.
Jul 7th, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM
  Grand Ridge Mine Hike
On the Issaquah History Museums’ Grand Ridge Mine Hike, you will have the chance to explore the daily commute of miners who worked in Issaquah's longest-lasting coal mining operation. The hike will begin at the East Sunset Trailhead in downtown Issaquah and participants will hike to the mine site through an historically significant section of the county's 1300 acre Grand Ridge Park. Participants will meet at the East Sunset Trailhead, 661-831 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, for a moderately easy three-mile hike on well-developed gravel and dirt trails. The walk will be held rain or shine. Bring water and snacks, and wear appropriate hiking shoes. There is a strict limit of 20 guests for this hike. All participants must purchase a ticket in advance and unexpected guests cannot be accomodated. Please, no children under 10 and children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please leave your canine friends at home. Cost - $10-$12.50. For more information, contact the Issaquah History Museums at 425-392-3500 or info@issaquahhistory.org.
Jul 7th, 2018 (Sat) -- Jul 8th, 2018 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Issaquah Trolley
Boarding passes can be purchased at the ticket window in the waiting room. The fare is $5 per person, which includes the trolley ride plus admission to the Depot Museum and the Gilman Town Hall Museum. Children aged 3 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. The trolley will operate Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, through the end of September. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah.
Jul 12th, 2018 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
  Words, Writers & West Seattle: Why Yoga Works and How It Can Work for You
Author Christine Dormaier will talk about her book on yoga. For location, call 206-350-0999.
Jul 12th, 2018 (Thu)
7:00 PM - 7:25 PM
  Salish Waterlines
Explore the Native history of Seattle’s waterways with Muckleshoot Tribe Historian Warren King George, aboard the SS VIRGINIA V. Learn about Coast Salish peoples’ traditional and current uses of Lake Union’s abundant natural resources and the ecosystem’s resiliency in the face of urban growth. All tickets include a complimentary tasting of salmon. This cruise is $25 for members of MOHAI and Virginia V, and $35 for the general public. Visit www.mohai.org for more information.
Jul 13th, 2018 (Fri) -- Jul 15th, 2018 (Sun)
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  Day Out with Thomas - Northwest Railway Museum
Day Out with Thomas is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends™ themed activities. little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25-minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends fun with crafts, photo ops, and more. Children who attend Day Out With Thomas in 2018 will also receive a ‘Passport to Adventures’ booklet to track their journey at the event, along with a special prize upon completion. Thomas the Tank Engine rides depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine. Departure times begin at 9 AM - 4:30 PM each day of the event. Tickets for Day Out with Thomas are $23 on Fridays and $26 on Saturdays & Sundays plus tax for ages two and up. There is also a Sensory Friendly train on Sunday, July 22 at 9:00 am. Contact peggy@trainmuseum.org for information on this train. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.TrainMuseum.org or by calling toll-free 866-468-7630.
Jul 14th, 2018 (Sat) -- Jul 15th, 2018 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Issaquah Trolley
Boarding passes can be purchased at the ticket window in the waiting room. The fare is $5 per person, which includes the trolley ride plus admission to the Depot Museum and the Gilman Town Hall Museum. Children aged 3 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. The trolley will operate Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, through the end of September. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah.
Jul 15th, 2018 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Frank Lloyd Wright in the Pacific NW - Tracy House tour
Historic Seattle offers this rare opportunity to visit one of three Pacific Northwest residences designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Tracy House was designed by Wright and built on a bluff in Normandy Park that overlooks Puget Sound. The Tracys protected the property in perpetuity and it continues to thrive under new ownership. This tour will be led by Larry Woodin, executive director and founder of the EcoHome Foundation and former president of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. Address and parking directions mailed to registrants a week prior to the tour. $45/general public. www.historicseattle.org
Jul 15th, 2018 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Southwest Stories: Guest Curator Bob Carney
Guest Curator Bob Carney will talk about the latest exhibit at the Log House Museum, called "Fired Up: Neighborhood Fire Stations on the Duwamish Peninsula." The Log House Museum is located at 3003 61st Avenue SW, West Seattle.
Jul 18th, 2018 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  History Cafe - Remembering Princess Angeline
Come to the Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium at the Museum of History & Industry for this special program presented as part of Beyond the Frame, a community wide initiative revisiting the photographs of Edward S. Curtis. Chief Seattle’s daughter Kikisoblu (c. 1820 – 1896), also known as Princess Angeline, was a frequent subject of photographs, including the now iconic image taken by Edward Curtis. This program seeks to understand the legacy of Kikisoblu, putting images of her in conversation with historic and personal stories of her life. Curtis’s photograph of Kikisoblu will be on display during the program, along with rarely seen material from MOHAI’s collections. The MOHAI Store will be open with an array of Curtis books and prints available. Free. More information at www.mohai.org
Jul 20th, 2018 (Fri) -- Jul 22nd, 2018 (Sun)
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  Day Out with Thomas - Northwest Railway Museum
Day Out with Thomas is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends™ themed activities. little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25-minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends fun with crafts, photo ops, and more. Children who attend Day Out With Thomas in 2018 will also receive a ‘Passport to Adventures’ booklet to track their journey at the event, along with a special prize upon completion. Thomas the Tank Engine rides depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine. Departure times begin at 9 AM - 4:30 PM each day of the event. Tickets for Day Out with Thomas are $23 on Fridays and $26 on Saturdays & Sundays plus tax for ages two and up. There is also a Sensory Friendly train on Sunday, July 22 at 9:00 am. Contact peggy@trainmuseum.org for information on this train. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.TrainMuseum.org or by calling toll-free 866-468-7630.
Jul 21st, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Kent Museum Vintage Porch Sale
making room for items that fit our mission a bit better and that means jackpot for lovers of all things old! (Don't worry, nothing of historical importance is being sold from our collection!) Stop by and find a treasure for your collection!
Jul 21st, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Hometown History Hike for Kids - Issaquah History Museums
Where did prisoners get locked up 100 years ago? How did "Poo Poo Point" get its name? And what does Issaquah mean, anyway? If you're curious about the answers to these questions, then this hike is for you! Find out all this and more on this engaging, child-centered interpretive walk through downtown Issaquah. Museum Director Erica Maniez will lead the walk, and the accompanying conversations. Kids will leave with their own ideas about what makes Issaquah such a unique spot -- and such a great hometown. This walking tour is designed especially for kids in the 8-13 age range, and will start at the Issaquah Depot, 78 First Avenue NE Issaquah. Parents are welcome to tag along for no extra cost. $7.50 per child.
Jul 21st, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Last Look Open House - Maple Valley Historical Society
This Fall the Maple Valley Historical Society will be moving its collection from the third floor of the old Maple Valley Schoolhouse into storage near the Society's Gibbon/Mezzavilla Store and Fire Engine Museums. Come to a "Last Look Open House" to see the schoolhouse and museum collections before the move. 23015 SE 216th Way, Maple Valley.
Jul 21st, 2018 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Fraser Cabin open at Kelsey Creek Farm Park
At the Historic 1888 Fraser Cabin, Eastside Heritage Center staff and volunteers will be presenting pioneer activities and interpreting the cabin that was built by the Fraser family over 100 years ago! Activities include, agricultural, farming and pioneer household tasks, log cabin construction, games and a scavenger hunt! Presented in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Services, and Kelsey Creek Farm (located at 410130th Place SE, Bellevue). Free!
Jul 21st, 2018 (Sat) -- Jul 22nd, 2018 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Issaquah Trolley
Boarding passes can be purchased at the ticket window in the waiting room. The fare is $5 per person, which includes the trolley ride plus admission to the Depot Museum and the Gilman Town Hall Museum. Children aged 3 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. The trolley will operate Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, through the end of September. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah.
Jul 22nd, 2018 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Planes, Trains and Steam Engines - family friendly cruise
Hop aboard Seattle’s historic steamship, the SS VIRGINIA V, to explore the inner-workings of steam engines and discover what makes these powerful machines go. This family-friendly cruise dives into the history of mail delivery on Lake Union by planes, trains, and steamships. Tickets $25 for4 members of MOHAI and Virginia V, $30 general public, and $15 for youth ages 14 and under. All tickets include a complimentary scoop of Bluebird Ice Cream. More information at www.mohai.org
Jul 26th, 2018 (Thu)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Open Draw - Log House Museum
Create art and drink wine in the Log House Museum's beautiful native plant courtyard. Meet local artists, see what's blooming, get ispired, and create. You must be 21+ to attend this event. The event is free, wine costs $5 per glass. The Log House Museum is located at 3003 61st Avenue SW, Seattle 98116.
Jul 27th, 2018 (Fri) -- Jul 29th, 2018 (Sun)
  Renton River Days
Admission to the Renton History Museum is FREE during Renton River Days, July 27-29 (10 AM - 4 PM on Friday and Saturday; noon-4 PM on Sunday). The Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S in Renton.
Jul 28th, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM
  Grand Ridge Mine Hike
On the Issaquah History Museums’ Grand Ridge Mine Hike, you will have the chance to explore the daily commute of miners who worked in Issaquah's longest-lasting coal mining operation. The hike will begin at the East Sunset Trailhead in downtown Issaquah and participants will hike to the mine site through an historically significant section of the county's 1300 acre Grand Ridge Park. Participants will meet at the East Sunset Trailhead, 661-831 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, for a moderately easy three-mile hike on well-developed gravel and dirt trails. The walk will be held rain or shine. Bring water and snacks, and wear appropriate hiking shoes. There is a strict limit of 20 guests for this hike. All participants must purchase a ticket in advance and unexpected guests cannot be accomodated. Please, no children under 10 and children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please leave your canine friends at home. Cost - $10-$12.50. For more information, contact the Issaquah History Museums at 425-392-3500 or info@issaquahhistory.org.
Jul 28th, 2018 (Sat) -- Jul 29th, 2018 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Issaquah Trolley
Boarding passes can be purchased at the ticket window in the waiting room. The fare is $5 per person, which includes the trolley ride plus admission to the Depot Museum and the Gilman Town Hall Museum. Children aged 3 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. The trolley will operate Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, through the end of September. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah.
Jul 31st, 2018 (Tue)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  Historic Seattle Tour - Washington Hall
Built in 1908 by the Danish Brotherhood, Washington Hall celebrates 110 years in 2018. The venue has continuously served as a hub for social and cultural activities reflecting a broad array of ethnic communities. Although the Hall had been in constant use as a performance space since its construction, it had fallen into disrepair and was in danger of demolition before Historic Seattle negotiated a purchase in 2009. The Hall is a Seattle Landmark and listed on the National Register. Donations encouraged to defray the cost of this tour. Washington Hall is located at 153 14th Avenue in Seattle's Central District.