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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


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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Nov 1st, 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.
Nov 3rd, 2018 (Sat)
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Densho Dinner
Includes a sushi & sake reception, an elegant seated dinner, live and silent auctions, and an inspiring program that will honor our past, deepen conversations through art and story, and reinvigorate our commitment to standing up for justice today. Artist and activist C. Davida Ingram will talk about how art can be used to deepen conversations about historical injustices and build alliances in the fight for racial justice today. At Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue. Ticket price: $125
Nov 6th, 2018 (Tue)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Mount-making Workshop - AKCHO
Join Jamie Hascall for a day long hands-on mount-making workshop. Registration online or email info@akcho.org Registration fee: $5 AKCHO members, $20 non-AKCHO members Location: Northwest Railway Museum: 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Nov 10th, 2018 (Sat)
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  New World Order: The Geopolitics of Disruption and Change - MOHAI
Moderated by journalist and television personality Enrique Cerna, this panel discussion explores lessons from World War I that shed light on today’s changing geopolitical dynamics. This will be timely conversation with key thought leaders including: Rear Admiral William Center (USN, retired);Colonel Grethe Cammermeyer (USA, retired); Denis Hayes, President and CEO, Bullitt Foundation; Daniel Chirot, Herbert J. Ellison Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies at the University of Washington. Former US Ambassador and Washington Governor Gary Locke will participate via video interview. Cost: $15 for MOHAI members / $25 general public
Nov 11th, 2018 (Sun)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Armistice Day Ceremony - MOHAI
A Centennial Armistice Day program including color guard, patriotic music, speaker Rear Admiral William Center (retired USN), reading of a proclamation, laying of a poppy wreath, and ringing of the Great Seattle Fire bell will be held outside on MOHAI's Boeing Centennial Terrace.
Nov 11th, 2018 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Veteran's Day Celebration - Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight recognizes Veterans Day with a short musical performance and ceremony. At precisely 11:00 AM, a bell will be rung twenty-one times to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of the First World War. This will be followed immediately with a patriotic musical performance by the Boeing Employees Concert Band. At noon, the official ceremony begins, and will feature a color guard, and a speaking party of local city and Museum officials, as well as keynote speaker Lt. Col. Ron Limes.
Nov 11th, 2018 (Sun)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Curator's Mini-Talks: On the Battlefront and the Homefront - Renton History Museum
Join the Renton History Museum on Armistice Day with an exploration of the finer points of Renton’s involvement in WWI. Exhibit curator and Director Elizabeth Stewart will give a mini-talk every hour on the hour. Light refreshments will be served. Last talk at 3:00 pm. Events are free with regular museum admission of $5 per adult, $2 per student, and children under 8 are free.
Nov 13th, 2018 (Tue)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Mount-making Workshop - AKCHO
Join Jamie Hascall for a day long hands-on mount-making workshop. Registration online or email info@akcho.org Registration fee: $5 AKCHO members, $20 non-AKCHO members Location: Center for Wooden Boats Wagner Education Center: 1010 Valley St, Seattle, WA 98109
Nov 16th, 2018 (Fri)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  Seattle Now and Then: The Historic Hundred - Eastside Heritage Center
A coffee-table compilation titled Seattle Now and Then: The Historic Hundred will showcase the most compelling and essential of the more than 1,800 “Seattle Now and Then” photo-history columns that Dorpat has produced for the Sunday magazine of The Seattle Times for the more than 36 years since January 1982. McDowell House 11660 Main Street Bellevue, WA
Nov 16th, 2018 (Fri) -- Nov 17th, 2018 (Sat)
7:00 PM - 8:00 AM
  Overnight at the Museum - Museum Wizzarding School
Send your 7 – 12 year old on an overnight adventure with scavenger hunts, wand crafts, potion experiments and more! $35 per child at White River Valley Museum.
Nov 17th, 2018 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Storyteller Sondra Segundo - Renton History Museum
Join Haida storyteller, author, artist, singer, and dancer Sondra Segundo for an hour of songs and stories in celebration of Native American Heritage month. Most recently, Segundo has published two children’s picture books “Killer Whale Eyes” & “Lovebirds—The True Story of Raven and Eagle.” Events are free with regular museum admission of $5 per adult, $2 per student, and children under 8 are free.
Nov 24th, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  Greet the Season - Lake Union Park
Join the partners of Lake Union Park for a one-of-a-kind family-oriented holiday event! Greet the Season at Lake Union Park features activities for all ages, including toy boat building, cookie decorating, crafts, and music performances!
Nov 27th, 2018 (Tue)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  ENGAGE: The Art of Protest - MOHAI
Each year, many Americans participate in protests, often for the first time. Learn about our region’s rich history of protest art and how it has changed over the years with longtime activist and artist Lisa Bade, then make your own art in a hands-on workshop with organizer and climate activist Shemona Moreno of 350 Seattle.