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The County's New Preservation Officer

The County’s New Preservation Officer

4Culture is excited to share some fantastic news! Please join us in congratulating Jennifer Meisner on her recent appointment as King County’s new Historic Preservation Officer. A former 4Culture Historic Preservation Advisory Committee & Board member, Jennifer has been a ... Read more

Over 2 Million in Sustained Support

Over 2 Million in Sustained Support

Announcing 4Culture’s 2015 & 2016 Sustained Support Recipients

Cultural organizations play a vital role in contributing to community identity and economic development in King County, Washington. In presenting and preserving the unique character of people, places and artistic efforts through ... Read more

Small Program, Big Impact

Small Program, Big Impact

2015 Preservation Special Projects Deadline Reminder

The two-story Sunset Garage has anchored the main crossroads in downtown North Bend for 86 years. Originally built as a mercantile store, it was quickly converted to service cars traveling the Old Sunset Highway. ... Read more

Applications Open for Heritage Projects

Applications Open for Heritage Projects

4Culture’s Heritage Projects program offers support for projects that teach, document, interpret, and exhibit King County history. Open to individuals who live in King County or organizations based in King County, this program has provided support for new publications, oral ... Read more

Preservation Special Projects Grants

Preservation Special Projects Grants

4Culture’s Preservation Special Projects program was created in 2013 to offer pre-planning opportunities for traditional “bricks & mortar” restoration projects funded under our long-running preservation capital programs. Since then, Preservation’s Special Projects program has helped support structural & architectural assessments, ... Read more

Upcoming Author Talks: Life and Art of James A. Wehn

Upcoming Author Talks: Life and Art of James A. Wehn

News from 2014 Heritage Projects recipient

Fred Poyner IV, art historian and curator for the WA State Historical Society, will be giving his first talk about his recent publication: The First Sculptor of Seattle — The Life and Art of ... Read more

National Trust Conference in Savannah

National Trust Conference in Savannah

What Worked, What Needed a Little Work

First, what worked: THE SETTING! Downtown Savannah is gorgeous, evocative, walkable, friendly, has an incredibly intact building stock and fascinating history. Excellent choice National Trust. I had been wanting to go to Savannah ... Read more

BlackPast.org Preserving King County’s African American History

BlackPast.org Preserving King County’s African American History

News from a Heritage Projects Recipient

BlackPast.org, a national nonprofit organization based in Seattle, was awarded funding through 4Culture’s Heritage Projects Program in 2013 to develop a new section on their website that focuses on African American Heritage in King ... Read more

Summer Drives & Buried Hatchets

Summer Drives & Buried Hatchets

Destination Maritime Spotlight

Offering Expansive views of Puget Sound, Marine View Drive connects the waterfront communities of De Moines and Redondo, and meanders past several notable parks. Starting from the north end, Des Moines Beach Park was known for decades ... Read more

Immigration Portraits: Voices from Denny

Immigration Portraits: Voices from Denny

News from a 2013 Heritage Projects recipient

Broadcast of the 6-part series begins July 4th at 7:30 am

Jack Straw Productions will be launching their Immigration Portraits project this week, funded in part by 4Culture, to celebrate the new citizens ... Read more

A Quarter Million for Historic Properties

A Quarter Million for Historic Properties

2014 Landmarks Capital Awards

This year was a banner year for 4Culture’s Landmarks Capital program. We received a record 40 applications, 22 of which were NEW applicants to the program and several from private property owners that had NEWLY designated ... Read more

Sole Obsession Exhibit Now Open

Sole Obsession Exhibit Now Open

News From A Sustained Support Recipient

Christine Palmer shares with us some interesting insights into Sole Obsession, a new exhibit she designed that is now open at the White River Valley Museum. The exhibit features “100 years of women’s shoes ... Read more