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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 1st, 2019 (Sat)
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  Friends of the Market offers a tour of the Pike Place Market
We take you on well-worn paths through the Market’s main shopping areas and back passageways as you learn about history, unique artwork, and the hidden features of this, the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers market. Cost: $15/$10/$8, Adults/Seniors/Children 6-12. Registration required: www.friendsofthemarket.net
Jun 8th, 2019 (Sat)
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  Friends of the Market offers a tour of the Pike Place Market
We take you on well-worn paths through the Market’s main shopping areas and back passageways as you learn about history, unique artwork, and the hidden features of this, the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers market. Cost: $15/$10/$8, Adults/Seniors/Children 6-12. Registration required: www.friendsofthemarket.net
Jun 8th, 2019 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Fire Day at MOHAI
Celebrate the 130th anniversary of the Great Seattle Fire with MOHAI and the Seattle Fire Department at this free, family-friendly event!Your firefighters-in-training will love trying on gear, learning fire safety tips and tricks, climbing aboard a real working fire engine and aid car, and participating in firefighter challenges. Young firefighters also have the chance to climb aboard a working Seattle Fire Boat from 12–2 pm! MOHAI 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle
Jun 13th, 2019 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Words, Writers & West Seattle Present Historian and Author David Buerge!
David M. Buerge, author and historian of the book:Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name, will speak on Thursday June 13th 6 - 7:30 pm at the Seattle Public Library SW Branch 9010 35th Ave. S.W. Seattle, WA 98126. Words, Writers & West Seattle is a Southwest Seattle Historical Society program.
Jun 15th, 2019 (Sat)
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  Friends of the Market offers a tour of the Pike Place Market
We take you on well-worn paths through the Market’s main shopping areas and back passageways as you learn about history, unique artwork, and the hidden features of this, the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers market. Cost: $15/$10/$8, Adults/Seniors/Children 6-12. Registration required: www.friendsofthemarket.net
Jun 15th, 2019 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  FRASER CABIN HERITAGE PROGRAM at Kelsey Creek Farm
Presented by the Eastside Heritage Center in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Services, the Fraser Cabin, built in 1888, comes to life with hands-on activities that relate to 1880s settler life.
Jun 19th, 2019 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  History Café: Poetry and Music from the Queer Native Diaspora - MOHAI
Contemporary discussions about queer history often “unsee” Native people, even when talking about race. Indigenous artists fabian romero (Purépecha) and raktahcú reewaki (Pawnee and Athabascan) use poetry and music to see Native queer people in the city of Seattle, still the land of Coast Salish peoples. MOHAI Cafe 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle
Jun 22nd, 2019 (Sat)
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  Friends of the Market offers a tour of the Pike Place Market
We take you on well-worn paths through the Market’s main shopping areas and back passageways as you learn about history, unique artwork, and the hidden features of this, the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers market. Cost: $15/$10/$8, Adults/Seniors/Children 6-12. Registration required: www.friendsofthemarket.net
Jun 22nd, 2019 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  125th Birthday Celebration - Neely Mansion
Neely Mansion Association cordially invites you to their 125th Birthday Celebration on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Neely Mansion 12303 Auburn Black Diamond Road Auburn WA 98092 Our ornamental cherry trees will be rededicated in honor of our five diverse families who lived and farmed at Neely Mansion. Period songs, square dancing, refreshments, and tours will follow.
Jun 25th, 2019 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  AKCHO Monthly Meeting - Ballard Locks
Rich Deline, representative for the Corps Foundation, has been involved in the renovation project at the Fish Ladder from the ground up. He will discuss the history of the Locks and the complexities of working with the Corps of Engineers, the Corps Foundation, Friends of the Ballard Locks, and others. He’ll talk about why non-government funding was needed for the renovation, about the community impact and feasibility studies they conducted to help guide the renovation, and about how they used those studies to support their capital campaign. After telling us about their planning stages, Rich will take us over to the Fish Ladder to give us a look at the progress they’ve made on the renovation project
Jun 29th, 2019 (Sat)
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  Friends of the Market offers a tour of the Pike Place Market
We take you on well-worn paths through the Market’s main shopping areas and back passageways as you learn about history, unique artwork, and the hidden features of this, the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers market. Cost: $15/$10/$8, Adults/Seniors/Children 6-12. Registration required: www.friendsofthemarket.net