Please join us at the 2018 AKCHO Awards

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We are pleased to announce that King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, who represents King County District 4, will preside over an evening of accolades and fun at AKCHO’s 2018 Annual Awards Program, happening Tuesday, April 24, 5-8 PM, at the Northwest African American Museum. 

Those being celebrated at the Awards Program this year are:

  • Barbara Nilson  – AKCHO Board Legacy Award
  • Jim Kelly, Eleanor Boba, Susan Connole, and Mikala Woodward – AKCHO Board Awards
  • Brian Carter – Charles Payton Award for Heritage Advocacy
  • Eastside Heritage Center and HistoryLink – Education Awards
  • The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington – Exhibit Award
  • Discovery Modelers Education Center, Issaquah Historical  Society, Newcastle Historical Society, and Black Diamond Historical Society – Long Term Project Awards
  • Ballard Locks Centennial Boat Parade – Single Impact Event Award
  • Maritime Folknet – Technology Award
  • David M. Buerge – Virginia Marie Folkins Award
  • Patricia Cosgrove – Willard Jue Memorial Award for Staff
  • Hal and Fran Seike – Willard Jue Memorial Award for Volunteers
  • Renton History Museum and UW Museology Students – Student Award

We warmly invite friends, family, and colleagues in the heritage and historic preservation fields to join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these individuals and organizations.

AKCHO is deeply grateful to the following for their sponsorship of the 2018 AKCHO Awards Program: 4Culture, Historical Research Associates, the Northwest African American Museum, The Center for Wooden Boats, DeGruv Liquid Catering and Events, and Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Crest wines. Their generous support makes it possible for us to offer free admission to this event – but advance reservations are required and will be accepted until April 17.

Invitations to the Awards event are going out in the mail this week, but you don’t have to wait to let us know you’re coming – just e-mail Barbara McMichael at and provide her with the names of those who will be attending, and their organizational affiliation (if any). We look forward to seeing you on April 24!



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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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