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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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Mar 2nd, 2019 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  Hidden Figures movie screening - Renton History Museum
Join us for a special screening of the 2016 film Hidden Figures, which tells the story of three African American female mathematicians working for NASA during the Space Race. Hidden Figures was nominated for numerous awards in 2016, including the Academy Award for best picture. This film is rated PG.
Mar 10th, 2019 (Sun)
2:00 PM
  Klondike: The Last Adventure - White River Valley Museum
The promise of riches and a new life during a time of turmoil drives one young woman to join a worldwide stampede in the last grand adventure of the 19th century in this historic performance piece by Living Voices. Included with Museum admission or membership, RSVP encouraged.
Mar 20th, 2019 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  History Cafe - MOHAI
History Café: Untold Stories from the Chinese Exclusion Act Files For 61 years, the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act barred Chinese laborers from entering the United States and prevented those who did from becoming naturalized citizens. Applicants were questioned in detail at US ports of entry about their families and villages in China. Hear from National Archives’ volunteer Trish Hackett Nicola about the valuable information found in these files, and from Cathy Lee about how the files helped her uncover her great aunt’s story.
Mar 23rd, 2019 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Coal Mining at Cougar Mountain - Eastside Heritage Center
This program focuses on 100 years of local coal mining. In 1888, there were 20 mules and 200 men employed here! Exporting coal to San Francisco turned Seattle into a dominant seaport. Learn what is underneath a mountain that is older than Rainier. Presented in partnership by the Eastside Heritage Center and Bellevue Parks & Community Services. Ages: 13+. lewis creek visitor center 5808 Lakemont Blvd. SE Bellevue, WA
Mar 24th, 2019 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Meeting of the Almost Antiques Guild - Shoreline Historical Museum
If you like collecting and collectibles, this is the group for you! Bring something to show and tell, and hear about what others are collecting. We meet every other month (odd months) on the second or third Thursday. Co-sponsored by the King County Library System!
Mar 26th, 2019 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  AKCHO Monthly Meeting - ASUW Shell House
Join us for a tour through University of Washington’s 1918 World War I airplane hangar known to the “Boys” as the ASUW Shell House.​ Built by the United States Navy in 1918, this airplane hangar turned rowing hub is an untouched piece of history, recognized by and listed under the National Register of Historic Places. 98195 ASUW Shell House 3655 Walla Walla Rd Seattle, WA 98195