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AKCHO June Membership Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 10 AM – Noon
Host: Hiram M. Chittenden Ballard Locks
Location: Ballard Locks Visitor Center
3015 NW 54th Street
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: (206) 783-7059

Program: Community Feedback and Feasibility Studies
Rich Deline, representative for the Corps Foundation, has been involved in the renovation project at the Fish Ladder from the ground up. He will discuss the history of the Locks and the complexities of working with the Corps of Engineers, the Corps Foundation, Friends of the Ballard Locks, and others. He’ll talk about why non-government funding was needed for the renovation, about the community impact and feasibility studies they conducted to help guide the renovation, and about how they used those studies to support their capital campaign. After telling us about their planning stages, Rich will take us over to the Fish Ladder to give us a look at the progress they’ve made on the renovation project.

Driving Directions:
From I-5 to North side of Locks:
Take the NE 50th Street Exit
Head West on NE 50th St.
Turn left on Phinney Ave N
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto N 49th St.
Continue straight through traffic circle
Turn right onto NW Market St.
Stay slight right to stay on NW Market St.
Turn left onto 32nd Ave NW
Turn left onto 54th St.
The Parking lot for the Visitor Center will be on the left.

Parking: You can park on either the North or South side of the Locks. If you approach from the South you will need to cross the Locks to reach the Visitor Center.

There is free unlimited parking is available in the neighborhoods nearby. You can walk across the Lock chambers from either side. City of Seattle metered parking is available at the North main entrance.

Public Transportation:
Buses: 33 and 44 stop nearby the locks.


AKCHO 2019 Annual Meeting

Just a reminder that our AKCHO Annual Meeting is taking place on Tuesday, January 29, at the new Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market Street, Seattle. Doors open at 10 AM; the gathering will be called to order at 10:30 AM and will include a short business meeting, a panel presentation, and luncheon ending by 1:00 PM.

The topic inclusion was selected because AKCHO believes that inclusivity is vital to the existence of every heritage organization. Please join us and historical organizations across King County as we look internally to examine our policies and practices and learn from one another’s best practices to create a more inclusive community. Our panel will be moderated AKCHO Trustee Hilary Pittenger with panelists: Chieko Phillips – 4Culture, Nicole Robert – MOHAI and Aletheia Wittman – The Incluseum.

If you haven’t already had a chance to register, please do so by January 17. Cost is $35/person. Late registration is limited and costs $40/person. You’ll find the registration form here.

Now is also the time to renew your AKCHO membership. To sign up on line click here.

We hope to see you there!


AKCHO membership meetings resume in the fall

AKCHO’s monthly membership meetings will resume in the fall – please circle these dates: September 27, October 25 and November 29. 

AKCHO Programs Chair Miguel Llanos has scheduled our October 25 meeting in Burien at the Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive, which will share the process behind their just-completed Digital Archive Plan. But the September and November venues and topics are still to be determined. If you have a proposal, please contact

In the meantime, please refer regularly to our website, where we are always updating news from the heritage community, and posting upcoming heritage events on our online calendar. Have a great summer!


November AKCHO membership meeting – Jack Straw Cultural Center

UnknownTuesday, November 24, 2015, 10 AM – noon

Host: Jack Straw Cultural Center
Address: 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle
Phone: 206-634-0919

Program: The Sounds of History

It’s not just words and pictures that help preserve history. Sounds can add incredible depth to that storytelling, and the nonprofit Jack Straw Cultural Center has been doing just that in the Seattle area since 1962. The 2014 winner of AKCHO’s technology award will host our November membership meeting, with Executive Director Joan Rabinowitz sharing its use of radio, podcasts and audio guides to record the histories of local artists, community groups and heritage societies. Recording the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair, digitizing a 1970 KRAB radio series on Seattle’s history, and producing an oral history of Lake Union and Portage Bay are a few of the group’s contributions over five decades.

An exhibit titled “Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts” will be on display as well for members to visit.

Driving Directions:

Located in Seattle’s University District, the center is at the southwest corner of NE 43rd and Roosevelt Way. No free parking but plenty of pay lots and some street parking.

Bus Routes:
Visit to plan your trip.



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AKCHO was established in 1977 to encourage cooperation among historical organizations; 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 support such preservation efforts through public awareness and understanding of legislative issues.

The Heritage Advisor welcomes submissions of news items, calendar items, and opinion columns from AKCHO members, HA subscribers, and readers. Articles are limited to 300 words and they should have a strong relevance to historic preservation and heritage issues in King County, Washington. Submission of an article does not guarantee publication. AKCHO does not pay for published submissions. All articles are subject to review by AKCHO staff. Please send your article within the body of an email (no attachments, please) to

AKCHO welcomes new members year round. Individual memberships are $25, and we have a three-tiered system for organizational memberships, with dues dependent on budget size. For more information and an application form, visit

More than 150 individuals and organizations support heritage work and historic preservation in King County, thanks to their membership in AKCHO. Please join us!




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