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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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Aug 30th, 2018 (Thu) -- Sep 1st, 2018 (Sat)
  Snoqualmie Railroad Days
More information at www.railroaddays.com
Sep 1st, 2018 (Sat) -- Sep 2nd, 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.
Sep 6th, 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.
Sep 8th, 2018 (Sat) -- Sep 9th, 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.
Sep 9th, 2018 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Redmond Walking Tour
Led by lifelong Eastside resident Tom Hitzroth, tours wind through Redmond's historic downtown district. They include a significant amount of walking and standing, with limited opportunity for resting. Comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing recommended. Pre-register by calling the Redmond Historical Society at 425-885-2919 There is a suggested donation of $10/person with a limit of 10 people per group. The tour begins across the street from the Hotel Redmond (Jensen/Fey Architects) at 7730 NE 76th Street, Redmond.
Sep 15th, 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!
Sep 15th, 2018 (Sat) -- Sep 16th, 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.
Sep 15th, 2018 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Maple Valley Historical Society hosts Gary Tarbox of Pacific Northwest Railroad Archives
Gary Tarbox of the Pacific Northwest Railroad Archives will be talking about the railroads in the area. The Archives have written a book and because of collaboration with Maple Valley they will donate 100 copies of the book to the Maple Valley Historical Society to use as a fundraiser. The meeting will be at the Fire Engine Museum at 22012 SE 248th Street. Refreshments will be provided.
Sep 22nd, 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.
Sep 22nd, 2018 (Sat) -- Sep 23rd, 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.
Sep 27th, 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.
Sep 29th, 2018 (Sat) -- Sep 30th, 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.