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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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May 4th, 2016 (Wed)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Complex Exchange - Media - Representation
Co-presented by the Northwest African American Museum and the Seattle Art Museum, and held at SAM. Complex Exchange pairs Seattle community members from varying disciplines in a series of conversations related to issues of race, power, and politics of representation. This session features organizer Elmer Dixon, musician Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces and artist Davida Ingram. Artists, technologists, activists, writers, and community builders tackle themes inspired by the exhibitions Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic—on view at the Seattle Art Museum, and The Harmon and Harriet Kelly Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper—on view at NAAM. Free but please RSVP with SAM.
May 5th, 2016 (Thu)
  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. www.wrvmuseum.org
May 5th, 2016 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Seattle Antifreeze - Schooner Exact Brewing Co
Conceived in West Seattle, Schooner EXACT Brewing Co. has given a nod to Seattle's heritage by naming their company after the ship carrying the city’s founders: the Denny Party. Sink into Seattle history with Schooner Exact and learn about the local ingredients used to craft their beers. At the Museum of History & Industry. Free. www.mohai.org
May 5th, 2016 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Reading - author Mira Shimabukuro
Densho and the Wing Luke Museum for the Asian Pacific American Experience are hosting a reading with author Mira Shimabukuro who will discuss her book, Relocating Authority: Japanese Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration. Densho director Tom Ikeda will appear in conversation with the author. The Wing Luke Museum is located at 719 S King Street in Seattle's International District. This program is free and open to the public.
May 5th, 2016 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  4Culture Cultural Equipment Workshop
With the deadline for applying for 4Culture's Cultural Equipment Grants on May 18, plan to attend a workshop and meet 4Culture staff to discuss your application. Meet with staff at the 4Culture office, 101 Prefontaine Place S, Seattle. (This is happening on First Thursday, and there is free parking available - www.pioneersquare.org
May 6th, 2016 (Fri)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Walking Washington's History - Words, Writers & West Seattle
West Seattle author and historian Judy Bentley, author of ‘Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities’ will be speaking and signing books at Barnes & Noble Westwood Village in West Seattle.
May 6th, 2016 (Fri)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Jack Straw May Reading Series
Celebrate the arrival of spring in Seattle with some fresh poetry, prose, fiction, and creative nonfiction in the twentieth annual Jack Straw May Reading Series. Writer and program curator Karen Finneyfrock will host three readings at Jack Straw Cultural Center featuring new work by the 2016 Jack Straw Writers. Friday, May 6, 7pm: Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum, Ruby Hansen Murray, Robert Lashley, and Shin Yu Pai Friday, May 13, 7pm: Corinne Manning, Anis Gisele, Casandra Lopez, and Alison Stagner Friday, May 20, 7pm: Ramon Isao, EJ Koh, Carolyne Wright, and Shontina Vernon Each reading will also feature student writers from the inaugural year of the Jack Straw Young Writers Program. Admission to each reading is a $5 suggested donation, and comes with a gift of the 2016 Jack Straw Writers Anthology. A light reception will follow each event. At the Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle.
May 7th, 2016 (Sat)
  May Tea at the Neely Mansion
Enjoy a lovely May Tea with your family and friends in this unique Victorian farmhouse. After dining on petite tea sandwiches, fruit, and sweets, please tour the mansion, explore the gift shop, take a peek at the newly restored bath house, and see the Master Gardener's beautiful theme gardens. Seatings available at 12:30, 2:00, or 3:30; prepayment ($15.00 per guest) is required. Please visit www.neelymansion.org or call 253-850-2777.
May 7th, 2016 (Sat)
  MOHAI's Behind the Seams - Haute Couture from Paris
Behind the Seams is a peek into MOHAI’s collection to see treasures that are usually kept in storage. You know the names—Chanel, Balenciaga, Schiaparelli—now see high fashion from the MOHAI collection in person. Garments focus primarily on the 1930s–1950s, and include stunners from familiar and lesser-known couture designers. Three viewings will take place at 12 noon, 1 PM and 3 PM. Cost: $5 MOHAI members $25 general public (includes admission) $15 students (includes admission) More information at www.mohai.org
May 7th, 2016 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Digging Deeper: Ballard Historical Society
Are you interested in learning about Ballard, a city unto itself prior to 1907? Historic Seattle’s Digging Deeper program will be exploring all things Ballard. Hosted by the Sunset Hill Community Association, the Ballard Historical Society will detail how to access its records, especially their vast collection of images. Anne Frantilla, Deputy City Archivist, will discuss the Ballard records housed at the Seattle Municipal Archives. John LaMont, Genealogy Librarian for Seattle Public Library (SPL), and Hannah Parker, with the Ballard Branch of SPL, will contribute to the discussion by sharing their resources related to Ballard research. Professionals from the Ballard News-Tribune, the Ballard Avenue Landmark District, and the Sunset Hill Community Association, will also be on-hand to lend their expertise to the conversation. This program takes place at Sunset Hill Community Association, 3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle. Cost: $8 Historic Seattle members / $10 general public. To learn more or to register, call 206-622-6952 ext 221. Space is limited; pre-registration required
May 7th, 2016 (Sat) -- May 8th, 2016 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Issaquah Valley Trolley rides
The IVT trolley will run every weekend, weather permitting, through the end of September. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Avenue NE, Issaquah. 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 5 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. For more information go to www.issaquahhistory.org
May 8th, 2016 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Redmond Historical Society walking tour
Led by local historian Tom Hitzroth, this tour involves a significant amount of walking and standing, with limited opportunity for resting. Wear comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate cothing and rain/sun gear. $10 suggested donation per person. Pre-register by e-mailing info@redmondhistoricalsociety.org or by calling 425-885-2919.
May 9th, 2016 (Mon)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  The Impact of World War I on Seattle and its Cityscape - Readers' Theater approach with Lorraine McConaghy
As we move through the centennial of the Great War, we can follow the narrative arc of World War from 1914-1924, from Prohibition, to women’s rights, labor history and the General Strike, persecution of “hyphenated Americans,” actual entry into the war and the local toll of war casualties, the great influenza epidemic, Wilson’s national program for the League of Nations, and the advent of the Roaring Twenties. Author/public historian Lorraine McConaghy introduces some of the big ideas and then invites the audience to explore some of the themes as participatory readers of primary materials that paint a vivid picture of life in Seattle for those headed to war and for those here at home. At The Chapel Space, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N, in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood. $20 general public. Sponsored by Historic Seattle.
May 11th, 2016 (Wed)
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  What's Next? - Innovation Breakfast with Nick Hanauer -MOHAI
Join MOHAI and entrepreneur, venture capitalist, civic activist, and author Nick Hanauer for a stimulating conversation centered on Seattle’s global impact. In his keynote address, Diversity and Innovation: America’s Most Valuable, Hanauer will discuss the important role of diversity in innovative communities, and how it strengthens the ability to compete on a global stage. Individuals may join for a suggested minimum donation of $150 - tables for 10 are also available. Space is limited. Please register by April 27. www.mohai.org
May 11th, 2016 (Wed)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  4Culture Cultural Equipment Workshop
With the deadline for applying for 4Culture's Cultural Equipment Grants on May 18, plan to attend a workshop and meet 4Culture staff to discuss your application. 4Culture staff will be at the Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center, 14475 59th Avenue South, Tukwila.
May 11th, 2016 (Wed)
7:00 PM
  Stories from the Schooner Adventuress - Des Moines Historical Society
Catherine Collins has been "at the helm" of the nonprofit Sound Experience, which owns and operated the historic schooner Adventuress since 2006. The 103-year-old gaff-rigged schooner is one of only two National Historic Landmark sailing ships still in active operation on the West Coast. Day and overnight education classes are held onboard. The program takes place at Des Moines IOOF Hall, 728 S 225th Street, Des Moines. For more information call Jim Langston, DMHS President, 206-878-7205.
May 12th, 2016 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Grand opening - Jackson Street After Hours exhibit - Historical Society of Federal Way
Featuring Paul de Barros' history of the Seattle jazz scene and including early photos and recollections of many of the musical luminaries who developed their art in the jazz clubs, roadhouses, and resorts in the Greater Seattle area. The photo collection has luminaries such as Ernestine Anderson, Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix and a keyboard player from Tampa then known as R.C. Robinson, later known as Ray Charles. This exhibit will be on display at the Steel Lake Annex, 2645 S 312th Street, Federal Way.
May 13th, 2016 (Fri)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Jack Straw May Reading Series
Celebrate the arrival of spring in Seattle with some fresh poetry, prose, fiction, and creative nonfiction in the twentieth annual Jack Straw May Reading Series. Writer and program curator Karen Finneyfrock will host three readings at Jack Straw Cultural Center featuring new work by the 2016 Jack Straw Writers. Friday, May 6, 7pm: Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum, Ruby Hansen Murray, Robert Lashley, and Shin Yu Pai Friday, May 13, 7pm: Corinne Manning, Anis Gisele, Casandra Lopez, and Alison Stagner Friday, May 20, 7pm: Ramon Isao, EJ Koh, Carolyne Wright, and Shontina Vernon Each reading will also feature student writers from the inaugural year of the Jack Straw Young Writers Program. Admission to each reading is a $5 suggested donation, and comes with a gift of the 2016 Jack Straw Writers Anthology. A light reception will follow each event. At the Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle.
May 14th, 2016 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Redmond Speaker Series - Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames - the History of Redmond's Iconic Store
Bob and Shirley Ferguson began their Ben Franklin Variety store on May 29, 1975 with five employees. Today is has evolved into a highly successful modern-era craft and frame store with over eighty people on staff including their sons who are now leading the company. Join Bob and Shirley as they share the story of their business and recollections of Redmond over the years. Redmond Historical Society Saturday Speaker Series. 10:30am to Noon (Doors open at 10:00). Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center. 16600 NE 80th St., Redmond, WA. Suggested $5 donation for non-members. Speakers subject to change. www.redmondhistoricalsociety.org
May 14th, 2016 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  Boeing Centennial Weekend at the Museum of Flight - Remembering the 1950s
The Museum of Flight looks at Seattle life and aviation of the 1950s-when television invaded the living rooms, movies moved outside, airplanes became jets and fast dining became Dick's Drive-In. "Living history" actors in the galleries will keep the jet age entertaining, and they will be doling out delicious Dick's Drive-In burgers on Saturday from noon to 1 PM (while supplies last). Across from this Dick's indoor drive-in diner will be an indoor drive-in theater showing the golden age of television. And at 2 PM, aviation historian Mike Lavelle with his presentation about sleek wings and how they defined the look of the new jet age of the 1950s, "Swept Wings and Jet Airliners." www.museumofflight.org
May 14th, 2016 (Sat) -- May 15th, 2016 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Issaquah Valley Trolley rides
The IVT trolley will run every weekend, weather permitting, through the end of September. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Avenue NE, Issaquah. 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 5 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. For more information go to www.issaquahhistory.org
May 14th, 2016 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historic Cabins Tours - Historical Society of Federal Way
Tour the cabins of two pioneers and enjoy the boardwalk of a rare 120-acre wetlands preserve located less than a mile from I-5. David Denny, an early Seattle settler, built his cabin on Lower Queen Anne Hill, near Seattle Center, as a real estate office in 1889. The John Barker Cabin, built in 1883, is the oldest structure in Federal Way, housing a number of vintage furniture and household items. Each structure represents a different style of cabin-architecture, providing visitors of all ages with a sense of the 19th-century pioneer lifestyle, all in beautiful surroundings. At West Hylebos Wetlands Park, 411 S 348th Street, Federal Way. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Federal Way, www.federalwayhistory.org
May 14th, 2016 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Preserving Solidarity Forever: Washington State Farmworker Struggles
Join the Labor Archives of Washington for its second annual event, “Preserving Solidarity Forever,” dedicated to showcasing its efforts to preserve and promote labor history. This year’s event honors veteran farm worker organizers from the famous Chateau St. Michelle Winery union campaign, as well as highlights today’s on-going farm worker organizing in the Skagit Valley. At the Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 145, on the Univeristy of Washington campus. Free and open to the public. Food and drinks provided. Parking is free at the University of Washington on Saturdays after noon.
May 15th, 2016 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  Boeing Centennial Weekend at the Museum of Flight - Remembering the 1950s
The Museum of Flight looks at Seattle life and aviation of the 1950s-when television invaded the living rooms, movies moved outside, airplanes became jets and fast dining became Dick's Drive-In. ""Living history" actors talk about the Laika the space dog and other animal astronauts of the 1950s. www.museumofflight.org
May 15th, 2016 (Sun)
3:00 PM
  SouthWest Stories - Culture Shock
Counselor and community advocate Carol-Ann Thornton speaks on "Culture Shock: The Awakening of Alki and West Seattle in 1962 and Beyond" at the Southwest Branch Library, 9010 35th Avenue SW, Seattle. Co-sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and the Seattle Public Library, this program is free.
May 16th, 2016 (Mon)
1:00 PM
  New Seasons Market - Mercer Island Historical Society
A popular grocery from the Portland Metro area, New Seasons Market, will be opening in the old Albertson's space. Welcome New Seasons representatives to their new community and learn more about their store. This program takes place at Mercer Island Community and Events Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island.
May 18th, 2016 (Wed)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  New Burke Groundbreaking Celebration
After years of planning, the Burke Museum is ready to begin construction on the New Burke, a 21st century flagship museum of natural history and culture for the State of Washington. We would not have reached this milestone without your support and enthusiasm. Registration requested at engage.washington.edu Coffee and treats will be provided. Program begins at 1:30 PM. Please direct questions or regrets to Jenna Pieczonka at 206-.616-8870.
May 19th, 2016 (Thu)
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  InterUrban: Project Belltown - Imagining Possibilities
The Belltown neighborhood has undergone dramatic changes in its history, from being carved out of steep terrain 100 years ago, through urban blight and grunge culture, to more recent high-rise residential and commercial development. How do you envision Belltown’s future? Join Historic Seattle and Friends of Historic Belltown for an interactive visioning exercise that will consider a real-life case study in the neighborhood: a designated historic landmark anInterUrban_LogoInCircle_Purpled adjacent property. The visioning process brings people together to listen, brainstorm ideas, and create a common plan of action. It focuses on what’s possible, not limitations. Thanks to Lease Crutcher Lewis for hosting us on the 5th floor of their beautifully-rehabbed headquarters building, Union Stables. Free, but advance registration is required and space is limited. Light refreshments provided. historicseattle.org.HE8CDG9W.dpuf
May 19th, 2016 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  History Cafe: Wing Luke—Champion of Civil Rights
Join panelists Bettie Luke, Ron Chew, and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson for a discussion of the life and legacy of Wing Luke (1925-1965), the first Asian American elected to office in the Pacific Northwest. In his positions as an Assistant Attorney General and Seattle City Council member, Wing Luke had a powerful and lasting impact on the advancement of civil rights in our region. At the Museum of History & Industry's Compass Cafe. Free admission (but Museum galleries will be closed.)
May 20th, 2016 (Fri)
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Not Just Tofu Tour - Wing Luke Museum
Vegetarian culinary tour of Chinatown-International District! Spots go quickly so book your tickets now! We'd like you to come eat with us and talk about food,history and meet some of the families that feed us and keep us healthy. Includes full-day access to the Museum and our daily tour through the historic Freeman Hotel. We are very sorry, but we won't be able to accommodate our vegan, nut, peanut and gluten free friends. Duration: 2.5-3 hours Tour times: 4:30pm (last two Fridays in April, May and June 2016) Recommended for: All ages; route is approx. 1 mile on sidewalks and inclines. Prices: Adults: $42.95 Seniors: $35.95 Students (13-18 or with student ID): $25.95 Children (5-12): $25.95 Under 5: Free
May 20th, 2016 (Fri)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Jack Straw May Reading Series
Celebrate the arrival of spring in Seattle with some fresh poetry, prose, fiction, and creative nonfiction in the twentieth annual Jack Straw May Reading Series. Writer and program curator Karen Finneyfrock will host three readings at Jack Straw Cultural Center featuring new work by the 2016 Jack Straw Writers. Friday, May 6, 7pm: Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum, Ruby Hansen Murray, Robert Lashley, and Shin Yu Pai Friday, May 13, 7pm: Corinne Manning, Anis Gisele, Casandra Lopez, and Alison Stagner Friday, May 20, 7pm: Ramon Isao, EJ Koh, Carolyne Wright, and Shontina Vernon Each reading will also feature student writers from the inaugural year of the Jack Straw Young Writers Program. Admission to each reading is a $5 suggested donation, and comes with a gift of the 2016 Jack Straw Writers Anthology. A light reception will follow each event. At the Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle.
May 20th, 2016 (Fri)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  CWB's Third Friday Speaker - The Dhows of East Africa
What is a “dhow,” and why is it such a strong symbol of the Swahili culture and history? Why did this vessel become the heart and symbol of East Africans who felt that they were cursed into making a living from the sea? The first written account of dhows was made in a Greek book believed to have been written in the mid-1st century. Later, Lamu, an isolated archipelago off the northern coast of Kenya yet the most conspicuous melting pot in East Africa, rested its fortune on the dhow, a hand-sewn, single-masted wooden boat that skimmed the islands’ shores through monsoon winds to harbors as far away as China and the Arabian Peninsula. The vessel carried a single mat sail, lateen or square, and featured a sharp overhanging bow and stern. With time, technology caught up with the elegant sailing boats, rendering them irrelevant as commercially useful vessels. Today, as the era of the dhow passes, what is happening to an entire culture’s knowledge and the legends that have been handed down from father to son? Discover the answers to these and other quandaries in the documentary “The Mtepe “Shungwaya” Sails Again: Tribute to the Boat-Builders of Lamu, presented by Mahmoud Jillo, president and CEO of the Kaskazi Environmental Alliance. This program is presented by The Center for Wooden Boats. It is free, but donations are gladly accepted. The Center for Wooden Boats is located at 1010 Valley Street in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood.
May 21st, 2016 (Sat)
  Within the Silence - Living Voices at MOHAI
Within the Silence highlights the effects of Roosevelt's 1942 Executive Order 9066 that imprisoned thousands of American families because of racism and fear. Witness this silent chapter of our history through the eyes of one Japanese American family as they fight to stay together and sustain faith in the country they love. Performances at the Museum of History & Industry - cost included with museum admission. www.mohai.org
May 21st, 2016 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Bookmarks & Landmarks - Bereiter House - The Boys in the Boat
Bookmarks & Landmarks is a new book club event in South King County with a local, historic twist. Read one or all of the titles, then visit these historic sites for a program including guest speakers and special tours. Each program will include a group book discussion led by a King County Library System librarian. The series includes: May 21 – Bereiter House – The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown June 18 – Mary Olson Farm – The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin July 16 – Neely Mansion – Looking Like the Enemy by Mary Matsuda Gruenewald The May 21 event will include a panel discussion featuring UW crew member and 1952 Olympic Bronze Medalist Al Rossi and UW crew historian Eric Cowen. Free, but pre-registration is required at www.wrvmuseum.org or call 253/288-7439. Refreshments at Bereiter House are being provided through the generosity of John L. Scott realtor Kathi Jones. This event is sponsored in part by Humanities Washington, the King County Library System and SoCoCulture.
May 21st, 2016 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  BioBlitz - Pollinator Celebration
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Wing Luke Museum, and other agencies are hosting the Pollinator Celebration to raise awareness about the importance and challenges faced by urban pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths and birds. The event is part of the Wing Luke Museum’s Family Fun Day, which will feature the family film Maya the Bee, face painting, as well as arts and crafts activities. Admission to the museum is free during the Family Fun Day. Both the Wing Luke Museum and Danny Woo garden are located in the heart of the International District.The Pollinator Celebration is part of a nation-wide initiative with National Geographic, the National Park Service and its partners. Parks across the country are hosting a variety of events, including regional BioBlitzes, in honor of the National Park Service’s 100th birthday celebration. The event schedule of the Pollinator Celebration at the Danny Woo Garden is as follows: talks by bat and butterfly experts, tours and other activities.
May 21st, 2016 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Fraser Cabin Heritage Programs
Sponsored by the Eastside Heritage Center. Takes place at beautiful Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Place SE, Bellevue.
May 21st, 2016 (Sat) -- May 22nd, 2016 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Issaquah Valley Trolley rides
The IVT trolley will run every weekend, weather permitting, through the end of September. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Avenue NE, Issaquah. 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 5 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. For more information go to www.issaquahhistory.org
May 22nd, 2016 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historic Seattle tour - Bloxom Residence, Woodway
In 1913 Seattle property manager David Whitcomb, Sr. purchased 320 acres of recently logged property south of Edmonds. His vision was of a woodland residential community with easy access to the city along Pacfic Highway. The sales of lots came with setback requirements, prohibition on subdividing lots to less than two acres, and prohibition on building more than one home on each two-acre lot. The intent was to maintain breathing space and the country-like atmosphere in perpetuity. This Historic Seattle tour will visit the house and grounds designed by Arthur Loveless for Mr. and Mrs. Merri Bloxom, completed in 1928. The home still retains its understated English-style character within a setting of ponds, formal and cutting gardens, a newly created Japanese garden, and its great lawn spread out to the bluff overlooking Puget Sound. The current owners' collection of early 20th century regional artists will be discussed by David Martin of Martin-Zambito Fine Arts. $25 Historic Seattle members, $35 general public. Directions sent to participants after registering. www.historicseattle.org
May 26th, 2016 (Thu)
7:00 PM
  Queen Anne Hill: An Island in a Sea of Topographic Change
Rising high above the Denny Regrade, Interbay, and the Ship Canal, Queen Anne is surrounded by altered landscape. How did the hill survive Seattleites' rampant proclivity for change? Was it luck, size, moral fortitude? David B. Williams, author of the acclaimed Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography will address these questions and more as he explores how and why Seattle reshaped itself. Book signing to follow program.At the Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Avenue W, Seattle. Free and open to the public - visit www.qahistory.org for more information.
May 27th, 2016 (Fri)
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Not Just Tofu Tour - Wing Luke Museum
Vegetarian culinary tour of Chinatown-International District! Spots go quickly so book your tickets now! We'd like you to come eat with us and talk about food,history and meet some of the families that feed us and keep us healthy. Includes full-day access to the Museum and our daily tour through the historic Freeman Hotel. We are very sorry, but we won't be able to accommodate our vegan, nut, peanut and gluten free friends. Duration: 2.5-3 hours Tour times: 4:30pm (last two Fridays in April, May and June 2016) Recommended for: All ages; route is approx. 1 mile on sidewalks and inclines. Prices: Adults: $42.95 Seniors: $35.95 Students (13-18 or with student ID): $25.95 Children (5-12): $25.95 Under 5: Free
May 28th, 2016 (Sat)
  Memorial Day Weekend Train Rides - Northwest Railway Museum
The Northwest Railway Museum pays tribute to America’s service men and women and their families this Memorial Day with a special weekday steam train run on Monday, May 30th. This is in addition to the railroad’s usual weekend train schedule. All trains include a stop at the Train Shed exhibit building, too! To commemorate the holiday, the museum will offer $5 roundtrip train fare Saturday May 28, Sunday May 29 and Monday May 30, to members of the military: active duty, guard, reserve, retired, and their dependent family members, with current military ID. The Museum offers scenic train excursions aboard its antique train, through the Cascade foothills of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, including a ride to the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Trains depart every 2 hours beginning at 11:00 AM from the Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 SE King Street and at Noon from the North Bend Depot at 205 McClellan Street. Regular roundtrip fares: $12 children (ages 2-12), $22 adults (ages 13-61), and $20 (age 62 and up)! For more information call the Northwest Railway Museum at 425-888-3030 or visit www.trainmuseum.org.
May 28th, 2016 (Sat) -- May 29th, 2016 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Issaquah Valley Trolley rides
The IVT trolley will run every weekend, weather permitting, through the end of September. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Avenue NE, Issaquah. 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 5 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. For more information go to www.issaquahhistory.org
May 29th, 2016 (Sun)
  Memorial Day Weekend Train Rides - Northwest Railway Museum
The Northwest Railway Museum pays tribute to America’s service men and women and their families this Memorial Day with a special weekday steam train run on Monday, May 30th. This is in addition to the railroad’s usual weekend train schedule. All trains include a stop at the Train Shed exhibit building, too! To commemorate the holiday, the museum will offer $5 roundtrip train fare Saturday May 28, Sunday May 29 and Monday May 30, to members of the military: active duty, guard, reserve, retired, and their dependent family members, with current military ID. The Museum offers scenic train excursions aboard its antique train, through the Cascade foothills of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, including a ride to the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Trains depart every 2 hours beginning at 11:00 AM from the Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 SE King Street and at Noon from the North Bend Depot at 205 McClellan Street. Regular roundtrip fares: $12 children (ages 2-12), $22 adults (ages 13-61), and $20 (age 62 and up)! For more information call the Northwest Railway Museum at 425-888-3030 or visit www.trainmuseum.org.
May 29th, 2016 (Sun)
1:00 PM
  Petals on the River - Bothell Historical Museum
This annual event is held every Memorial Day weekend to honor Bothell Historical Museum members and friends. Bring flowers to throw off the bridge as the memorialized names are read. The Bridge is in the Park at Bothell Landing, just south of the junction of Bothell Way (Hwy. 522) and the Bothell Everett Hwy (Hwy 527). It is near the Bothell Historical Museum at 9919 NE 180th Street, Bothell.
May 30th, 2016 (Mon)
  Memorial Day Weekend Train Rides - Northwest Railway Museum
The Northwest Railway Museum pays tribute to America’s service men and women and their families this Memorial Day with a special weekday steam train run on Monday, May 30th. This is in addition to the railroad’s usual weekend train schedule. All trains include a stop at the Train Shed exhibit building, too! To commemorate the holiday, the museum will offer $5 roundtrip train fare Saturday May 28, Sunday May 29 and Monday May 30, to members of the military: active duty, guard, reserve, retired, and their dependent family members, with current military ID. The Museum offers scenic train excursions aboard its antique train, through the Cascade foothills of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, including a ride to the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Trains depart every 2 hours beginning at 11:00 AM from the Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 SE King Street and at Noon from the North Bend Depot at 205 McClellan Street. Regular roundtrip fares: $12 children (ages 2-12), $22 adults (ages 13-61), and $20 (age 62 and up)! For more information call the Northwest Railway Museum at 425-888-3030 or visit www.trainmuseum.org.
May 31st, 2016 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  AKCHO membership meeting - Bruce Lee exhibit at the Wing Luke
Curator Cassie Chinn will tell AKCHO members about the Wing Luke's Bruce Lee exhibit. More details to come