They are all subjects of this year’s Heritage Special Projects and Cultural Education project awards.

4Culture is pleased to announce thirty-five applications were selected for funding as part of the 2010 Heritage Cultural Education and Special Projects programs, totaling $174,998 in awards for King County-based projects. In Heritage’s largest applicant pool to-date, this year’s recipients include six curricula based projects and twenty-nine special projects focusing on the identification, documentation, exhibition and interpretation of the county’s diverse heritage.

Successful Cultural Education applications included a proposal from Jack Straw Productions to implement an immigration education program at a local High School in Tukwila, which will help English Language Learners explore and record stories of their family’s immigration experiences. Kent resident and local historian, Karen Bouton was awarded funding for the Saar Pioneer Cemetery Living History Project. This project will offer a series of living history performances within Kent’s Saar Pioneer Cemetery in July 2010, which will depict six individuals buried there. Another project will focus on the interpretation and online publication of FBI dossiers compiled on civil rights movement activists in Seattle from 1941 to the 1960s.

2010 Heritage Cultural Education awards:

Applicant Title Award
Cascade Land Conservancy Duwamish Riverbend Hill Education Project $5,000
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project Densho Teacher Workshop $5,200
Jack Straw Productions Expanding the Fabric: Stories of New Immigrants $6,000
Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association Vashon Island Heritage: Teaching Materials for Middle School $6,500
White River Valley Museum Renovation of Museum Kits & Educational Outreach to the Community $4,500
Wing Luke Asian Museum Day of Remembrance $5,000


2010 Heritage Special Projects awards:

Applicant Title Award
Martha Adams Seattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity (1961-1968) $2,000
Karen Bouton Saar Pioneer Cemetery Living History Project $840
Gregory Brotherton Smoke, Sand and Rubber $5,000
Burke Museum Association Waterlines Map $6,500
Eduardo Calderon Portraits and Recorded Interviews of Artists in King County $3,000
Cascade Land Conservancy Interpretive Maps & Guide for Duwamish Riverbend Hill $6,190
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project Non-Japanese American Oral Histories about the WWII Incarceration $5,040
Eastside Heritage Center Heritage Connections $3,000
Environmental Coalition of South Seattle for DRCC Green-Duwamish River Culture and Heritage Map reprint $6,950
Friends of Gas Works Park King Countys Industrial Past and Present: Society for Industrial Archeology Conference 2011 $5,000
Trevor Griffey Seattle FBI History Project $5,000
Historic Seattle Washington Hall Stories $7,250
History Ink Adding sound files to HistoryLink.org content: Phase Two $4,500
Literacy Fund/NIE Women’s History: A Centennial of Local Impact $6,250
Jerry Mader Saving the Soil–Organic Farmers in the Snoqualmie Valley $5,000
Market Foundation History and Significance of Victor Steinbrueck Park $2,940
Museum of Flight B-17 75th Anniversary Exhibit $3,000
Museum of History & Industry Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies $7,500
Nordic Heritage Museum Somebody’s Grandma: an exhibition of identity and the Norwegian-American experience $5,000
Pioneer Square Community Association Trail to Treasure $7,000
SCAN Community Media The Japanese Garden Celebrates 50 Years $6,400
Scott Squire Last Generation/First Generation $6,000
University of Washington Preservation Preparedness: Mapping and Developing a Typology of Historic Unreinforced Masonry Buildings in Seattle $8,000
Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association A Photographers Legacy: Exhibiting the Works of O.S. Van Olinda $5,200
Volunteers for Outdoor Washington Iron Goat Trail Brochure $1,738
Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center Stories Among Us: King County Connections to the Holocaust $5,000
White River Valley Museum Invigorating an Interest in Archive Collections $4,500
Wing Luke Asian Museum The Asian Pacific American Urban Indian Exhibition Project (UIE) $5,000
Woodinville Heritage Society Life in Woodinville – The 1920s and Beyond $4,000


© 2010, Saar Pioneer Cemetery, courtesy of Karen Bouton