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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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Feb 7th, 2019 (Thu) -- Feb 8th, 2019 (Fri)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  NorthWest Scale Modelers Show
Explore hundreds of displays in miniature at the 2015 NorthWest Scale Modelers Show at the Museum of Flight Feb. 7-8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See hundreds of detailed scale models of all types at the state's largest show of its kind. While airplane and spacecraft models predominate, there are also exotic cars, boats, and creations from fantasy. The show includes modeling seminars with the experts, with free make-and-take activities for families.
Feb 13th, 2019 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Partners in Civic Innovation: The Liberty Bank Building Project - MOHAI
With the original building gone, a coalition of non-profits formed to make this historic site a model of community-led development, designed to address displacement of the African American community from the Central District. Representatives from Africatown, Byrd Barr Place, Capitol Hill Housing, and the original Liberty Bank will share their inspiration for the project that they developed in partnership with the Black Community Impact Alliance. Learn about the challenges and successes of this model of large-scale civic collaboration. At 6:30 pm, enjoy a light sampler from That Brown Girl Cooks! and view examples of the art that will be featured in the new Liberty Bank Building. The presentation starts at 7 pm.
Feb 17th, 2019 (Sun)
2:00 PM
  Ansel Adams, Documentary Film Screening - White River Valley Museum
The intimate portrait of a great artist and ardent environmentalist written and directed by Ric Burns. A visionary photographer, a pioneer in photographic technique and a crusader for the environment, Adams would take part in an extraordinary revolution: in photography, and in ways of seeing what he called “the continuous beauty of the things that are.” Free program, no registration required.
Feb 19th, 2019 (Tue)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  Curtis Comes Back to Seattle - Seattle Public Library
World Premiere of the 60-minute documentary Curtis Comes Back to Seattle.he film follows descendants of Edward Curtis, Princess Angeline and others as they explore the Seattle roots of Curtis' North American Indian project during the 150th anniversary of Curtis' birth. The film also highlights sesquicentennial events sponsored by the Seattle Public Library and Beyond the Frame, including appearances by the authors Timothy Egan and Clay Jenkinson. The film is directed by Vaun S. Raymond. The Central Library has an underground parking garage with an entrance on Spring Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues
Feb 20th, 2019 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 8:00 AM
  History Café: The Seattles that Might Have Been - MOHAI
Seattle voters have rejected multiple visions of Seattle. These decisions of how Seattle is—or might have been—shape the way we navigate and inhabit our city today. From Virgil Bogues’ 1911 plan for mass transit to the 1995 Seattle Commons proposal, there have been countless visions of Seattle’s possible future ranging from the prosaic to the fantastical. Join Eric Scigliano as he explores the Seattles that might have been.