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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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Jan 4th, 2017 (Wed)
3:30 PM
  Landmark nomination hearing for the Hamm Building
The Southwest Seattle Historical Society's landmark nomination of the Hamm Building (main tenant Easy Street Records) will get its first hearing before the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board - to testify at the hearing, please contact task force co-chair Peder Nelson by e-mailing him at fensterws@gmail.com
Jan 5th, 2017 (Thu)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  4Culture Cultural Facilities funding workshop - Pioneer Square
Applicants for the 2017 round of 4Culture's Cultural Facilities funding are encouraged to attend a workshop to talk with 4Culture Heritage Lead Brian Carter about their proposed project. These special evening workshops at 4Culture's Pioneer Square offices (101 S Prefontaine Place) coincide with Pioneer Square's First Thursday events. After the workshop you can visit local galleries. Free Parking at select garages. More information at www.akcho.org
Jan 5th, 2017 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Sorting Out Race - community advisory meeting
From March 27 – May 20, 2017 the Renton History Museum will be hosting a traveling exhibit created by the Kaufmann Museum, titled ‘Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Stereotypes & Identity in Thrift Store Donations.’ The exhibit explores racial and ethnic stereotypes in American popular culture – are these harmless relics of past attitudes? Or should they be “sorted out” of our material lives altogether? The Museum aims to make this exhibit a positive and constructive opportunity for dialogue in our community, and is asking members of the community to participate in a series of advisory group meetings to help design programming for the exhibit. For more information, please contact the Museum's Public Engagement Coordinator Kim Owens by e-mail at kowens@rentonwa.gov or by phone at 425-255-2330. The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S in Renton.
Jan 7th, 2017 (Sat)
4:00 PM
  Founders' meeting - Capitol Hill Historical Society
Local historians Tom Heuser (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog), Rob Ketcherside and Devon Olson (Seattle Theatre History project) are forming an historical society for Capitol Hill. The Capitol Hill Historical Society Founders’ meeting will be held on January 7 at 4 PM at the Capitol Hill Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. Learn more at www.akcho.org
Jan 7th, 2017 (Sat)
6:00 PM
  Meet the Clampers - learn about this fun-loving bunch of volunteers
If you're interested in historical preservation and are looking for a way to give back to your community, you are cordially invited to learn more about the Doc Maynard Historical Society and E Clampus Vitus. This AKCHO Award-winning, internally funded, nonprofit fraternal organization spends most of its fund creating plaques, refurbishing tombstones, and building monuments that promote historical awareness. If you are interested in learning more about this fun-loving group of guys, visit the Doc Maynard Chapter Home Page at www.ecv5440.com or call 253-880-2818 or e-mail humbug5440@gmail.com and then plan to stop in at this upcoming meeting, enjoy a beverage, and learn more about what's involved in being a "Clamper." The meeting takes place at the Auburn Eagles, 702 M Street SE, Auburn.
Jan 12th, 2017 (Thu)
11:00 AM
  Kent Chronicles - 4th Chapter, Vietnam Vets and Their Stories
Presented by the Greater Kent Historical Society at Bereiter House, 855 E Smith Street, Kent. GKHS Acting President Tim Clark will lead this session.
Jan 14th, 2017 (Sat)
11:00 AM
  Kent Chronicles - 4th Chapter, Vietnam Vets and Their Stories
Presented by the Greater Kent Historical Society at Bereiter House, 855 E Smith Street, Kent. GKHS Acting President Tim Clark will lead this session.
Jan 15th, 2017 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  SouthWest Stories - Welcome Home: Searching for the Secret Lives of Houses
The Southwest Seattle Historical Society's monthly speaker series welcomes Greg Lange, King County Archivist, who will speak on "Welcome Home: Searching for the Secret Lives of Houses. At the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library, 9010 35th Avenue SW SW, West Seattle. This program is free.
Jan 18th, 2017 (Wed)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  Heritage Caucus in Olympia
The Heritage Caucus is meeting in Cherberg Hearing Room 3. (Please note room change for this meeting.) This week’s agenda: 7:00am Welcome/Introductions – Sen. Honeyford, Rep. Tharinger 7:05am Bill Report/ Agency Reporting 7:20am Burke Museum – Julie Stein 7:35am Creative Districts – David Foster 7:50am For the Good of the Order 8:00am Adjourn To view the Bill Report online: www.arts.wa.gov
Jan 18th, 2017 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  4Culture Cultural Facilities funding workshop - Bothell
Applicants for the 2017 round of 4Culture's Cultural Facilities funding are encouraged to attend a workshop to talk with 4Culture Heritage Lead Brian Carter about their proposed project. This workshop will be held at the Bothell Library, 18215 98th Avenue NE, Bothell. More information at www.akcho.org
Jan 18th, 2017 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  History Cafe - Boeing at 100
In celebration of Boeing's first 100 years, company historian Michael Lombardi and public historian Lorraine McConaghy, will engage in a lively, information packed conversation about defining moments of the aerospace giant’s history. Lorraine McConaghy earned her PhD from the University of Washington. She has worked at MOHAI and Washington State History Museum. Michael Lombardi is the senior corporate historian for the Boeing Company. He leads Boeing Historical Services which manages all of the company’s historical archives, he is also the corporate historian for Boeing heritage companies North American Aviation, Stearman and Piasecki / Vertol. History Cafe is co-presented with MOHAI, The Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink.org. It is held in the MOHAI Cafe. MOHAI is located at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle.
Jan 20th, 2017 (Fri)
7:00 PM
  CWB's Third Friday Speaker Series - Kaci Cronkhite
Kaci Cronkhite of Port Townsend, circumnavigator, author and unique owner of a unique wooden boat, will lead off the 2017 3rd Friday Speaker Series at CWB’s South Lake Union Boathouse. Her topic is “Finding Pax, the legacy of love for a little wooden boat”. Coincidentally, that also is the topic of her new book, which will be available for sale and signing before and after the program. Though she had logged more than 60,000 hours as crew on boats worldwide, held a Captain’s license and had written and taught about ocean passage-making, Kaci had never entertained the idea of owning a boat until an email about a “Special Wooden Boat for Sale” popped up on her computer. So began her love affair with the spidsgatter (literally Danish for “double-ender”) Pax. But she didn’t just become a new owner who restored her boat; she became the researcher and chronicler of Pax’s origin – a journey that took her through three countries. Along the way she met with many of the former owners of her boat, heard their stories and even found some parts for Pax. Kaci will talk about what she’s learned so far (she’s still looking for about 13 years of the boat’s history). The program is free (donations cheerfully accepted). Light refreshments will be available. The Center for Wooden Boats is located at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle.
Jan 21st, 2017 (Sat)
  Greater Kent Historical Society Annual Meeting
Open to all members and prospective members. At Kent Commons, 525 4th Avenue N, Kent.
Jan 24th, 2017 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Start Up Stories with the Seattle 10 - MOHAI
For the fourth year, MOHAI partners with GeekWire to present the Seattle 10—a collection of history-making local startup companies. These ground-breaking businesses then present their innovative ideas on massive napkins, which become part of MOHAI's permanent collection. Join John Cook, Co-Founder of GeekWire, as he moderates a panel of startup professionals as they delve into Seattle’s startup culture and the role Seattle’s high tech history plays in the equation. Panelists include: Leen Kawas, President and CEO, M3 Biotechnology; Matt Oppenheimer, Co-Founder and CEO, Remitly; Kieran Snyder, Co-FounderCEO, Textio $10 MOHAI members/GeekWire members; $25 general public. MOHAI is located at the south end of Seattle's Lake Union.
Jan 25th, 2017 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  4Culture Cultural Facilities funding workshop - Kent
Applicants for the 2017 round of 4Culture's Cultural Facilities funding are encouraged to attend a workshop to talk with 4Culture Heritage Lead Brian Carter about their proposed project. This workshop will be held at the Kent Library, 212 2nd Avenue N, Kent. More information at www.akcho.org
Jan 25th, 2017 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  Taste of the Market Culinary Series - MOHAI
Pike Place Market’s regional bounty has inspired food lovers, home cooks, and professional chefs for more than a century. MOHAI and Pike Place Market have created a series of intimate culinary experiences where history has a place at the table alongside quality, Market-sourced food. Ever wonder about the origin of the name P-Patch? The “P” stands for Picardo, the surname of the unintentional founding family of the marvelous community garden project in Seattle area. Michela Tartaglia, Director of Cucina Casalinga, leads a hands-on cooking class teaching how to make cicatielli, the typical pasta from Irpinia, Italy (where Picardo was from), cooked with rapini, a Pacific Northwest veggie, in honor of Picardo P-Patch tradition. $30 MOHAI members, $35 general public. MOHAI is located at the south end of Seattle's Lake Union.
Jan 26th, 2017 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Welcome Home reception - Log House Museum
Welcome Home’ reception features student interviewers, Kroll family Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 6-7:30 p.m. Join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society at the Log House Museum (3003 61st Avenue SW in West Seattle) for a special reception for their current exhibit, “Welcome Home,” which will feature student interviewers and community elders who participated in their “Telling Our Westside Stories” oral-history project. At this reception, high-school students will revisit their experiences as middle-school oral historians at this reception. Honorees will include students and others who helped define ‘home’ for the current exhibit. A unique and exciting part of the program will be a short oral-history demonstration featuring the Kroll family, founders of the Kroll map company and four-generation residents of the same West Seattle homestead! Doors will open at 6 p.m., with a brief program beginning at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Jan 31st, 2017 (Tue)
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  AKCHO Annual Meeting
We are very pleased to announce that Knute Berger, columnist for Crosscut.com and Seattle Magazine, will be presenting the keynote talk at our AKCHO Annual Meeting, happening Tuesday, January 31, at the Nordic Heritage Museum. The meeting also includes a short business meeting, updates on several local heritage initiatives around King County, and a luncheon. Doors open at 10 AM, and the meeting begins at 10:30 AM. Cost is $25/person for payments postmarked or paid via PayPal by January 20. (Don’t procrastinate – after January 20, the cost goes up to $30/person.) More info at www.akcho.org
Jan 31st, 2017 (Tue)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  4Culture Cultural Facilities funding workshop - Ballard
Applicants for the 2017 round of 4Culture's Cultural Facilities funding are encouraged to attend a workshop to talk with 4Culture Heritage Lead Brian Carter about their proposed project. This workshop will be held immediately after AKCHO's Annual Meeting at the Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th Street, in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. More information at www.akcho.org