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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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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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Apr 5th, 2018 (Thu)
  Suffer for Beauty - curator led tour - White River Valley Museum
With exhibit co-curator Dr. Michelle Marshman. Free - no registration required, but space is limited. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE in Auburn. www.wrvmuseum.org
Apr 5th, 2018 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Curator's Talk: Black and White - Renton History Museum
Why this "Black and White" exhibit? How are national and international fashion trends expressed in Rentonites' clothing? Join curators Sarah Samson and Kim Owens to learn more about the pieces that made it into the exhibit, and those that didn't. The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton. Program is free with Museum admission, which is $5/adults and $2/elementary through high school students.
Apr 7th, 2018 (Sat)
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 76thy Street, Redmond.
Apr 14th, 2018 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Redmond Historical Society Saturday Speaker Series - Waterway: The Story of Seattle's Locks and the Ship Canal
Jennifer Ott, local historian and assistant director of HistoryLink.org, presents. This Speaker Series takes place at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond.
Apr 17th, 2018 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Hello 4Culture
Applying for a grant? Interested in some of 4Culture's initiatives? 4Culture staff members from all four of our departments—arts, heritage, preservation, and public art—will be on hand to hear your questions, ideas, frustrations, plans, and more. Check out what opportunities we have open ahead of time, or just drop in and ask! February 20 - Glover Empower Mentoring (GEM), 827 N Central Ave, Suite B-109, Kent March 20 -Kenmore Town Square, 6728 NE 181st Street, Kenmore Apri 17 - Sammamish May 15 - Auburn June 19 - Renton September 18 - Redmond October 16 - Black Diamond Specific location information will be updated as it is confirmed.
Apr 21st, 2018 (Sat)
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  The Value of Public Gardens in the Northwest
Co-sponsored by Historic Seattle and the Garden Conservancy Northwest Network. There are two lectures in the morning from 9:30-11:30 - Tanya De Marsh-Dodson will discuss the ties between public gardens and the social, economic, and cultural evolution of the areas in which they are located. Then Susan Dolan will offer an overview of some diverse historic gardens in the Pacific Northwest, highlighting the cultural values embodied in their preservation. Lunch is on your own from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, then visit a number of gardens in Seattle, Bellevue, and Shoreline on your own from 12:30-4:30 PM. (There will be an expert on hand at each one. Tentative plans include the Bellevue Botanical Gardens, Kruckeberg Garden, Streissguth Garden and the Kay Bullitt Garden which is currently private property in the Harvard-Belmont District that will be donated to Seattle Parks and Recreation for the public at a future date. Begin in the morning at The Chapel Space, fourth floor of the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N, Seattle. Registration $40 general public.
Apr 21st, 2018 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Bandanas to Badges: Songs and Stories of Northwest Workers
Acoustic trio Trillium-239 shares stories and songs of working life in the Northwest, beginning with American settlement of the West and ending with modern high-tech industries. Thoughtful music selections and interesting historical tidbits reflect the evolution of these workers’ experiences. Held at Aljoya Mercer Island, 2430 76th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Apr 22nd, 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.
Apr 28th, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Bookmarks & Landmarks Jr. - The Ghost's Grave - Black Diamond Museum
Read the book, then come discuss it where history comes to life! The Book: The Ghost’s Grave by Peg Kehret Twelve-year-old Josh expects a summer spent in Carbon City, Washington with a great-aunt he has never met to be the dullest summer of his life. When he meets the ghost of a coal miner who wants Josh to dig up his leg bones and rebury them with the rest of his body, Josh begins to realize that the summer will be more exciting than he ever imagined. The Landmark: Black Diamond Museum, 32627 Railroad Avenue, Black Diamond, and the ghost town of Franklin. Enjoy the scavengers hunt in the Museum, locomotive, caboose, and mine display. Fill out a “hold harmless safety agreement” before caravanning by car to the 1880s coal mining Ghost town of Franklin. For ages 8 and older. Registration for this free program begins March 30 – call the Auburn Library at 253-931-3018. Children and the adults attending with them must register, as space is limited. Please place a copy of the book on hold through your library. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a one-mile hike up hill to the coal mine.
Apr 28th, 2018 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Behind the Garden Walls: Good Shepherd Center Garden Tour
Join lead gardener Tara Macdonald for a leisurely walk through the grounds of the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N, to learn what was created by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd and the visionary gardeners since then. Tour sponsored by Historic Seattle. $15/general public. More information at www.historicseattle.org