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Capital Funding for Landmarks

Capital Funding for Landmarks

Each year, 4Culture offers grants for construction projects that help restore, rehabilitate and preserve designated local landmarks throughout King County, Washington. Mark your calendars for this year’s Landmarks Capital application, which will become available mid-March and have a deadline of May 11, 2016. Through the Landmarks Capital program, historic property owners, both private and public,...
People of the Central Area Series

People of the Central Area Series

The Honorable Richard A. Jones grew up a block from Garfield High School, attended Seattle University and the University of Washington, and served his state as a lawyer, prosecutor, and King County and Federal Judge. As part of the digital project People of the Central Area, he shared his experience growing up in the Central District, and how...
LGBTQ Activism in Seattle’s Civil Rights and Labor History

LGBTQ Activism in Seattle’s Civil Rights and Labor History

Kevin McKenna, Associate Editor for the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project, received funding through 4Culture’s Heritage Projects to complete a new LGBTQ Activism section of this unique internet resource, which will launch this December. He shares with us why he got involved and what kind of resources will be available: This will be...
One Hook At A Time: A History

One Hook At A Time: A History

Last year, The Deep Sea Fishermen’s Union, a first time applicant, was awarded funding through 4Culture’s Heritage Projects program to publish a history of the union and commercial fishing in the Pacific Northwest. One Hook at a Time, written by Jeff Kahrs and edited by members of the union, brings this captivating and often dangerous...
Investing In Our Stories

Investing In Our Stories

Announcing 2015 Heritage Projects Awards We are excited to announce the 4Culture Board unanimously approved funding for thirty-one heritage projects totaling $199,963 in grant funding for both local organizations and individuals throughout King County. This year, we are pleased to support a high number of projects chronicling aspects of county history that have not been...
Survey, Landmarking and Inventory, Oh My!

Survey, Landmarking and Inventory, Oh My!

Announcing 2015 Preservation Special Projects Awards At their April meeting, the 4Culture Board unanimously approved $85,000 for grants that will provide funding for twelve preservation projects in King County, Washington. These projects include documenting historic bridges, roads, mid-century modern resources and other critical survey and landmarking efforts throughout the county. The Sammamish Historical Society was...
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 been a long time collaborator of ours, and we are, of course, BIG, BIG fans....
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 events, programming, and activities, these local groups provide context within a rapidly growing and diverse...
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. With original Art Moderne features, garage service door and steel windows, the building sits as...
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 histories, educational curriculum, award-winning exhibits and innovative documentaries. To see a list of those funded...
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, preservation plans for historic properties, landmark nominations, public events honoring community landmarks, and neighborhood surveys....
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 James A. Wehn at the Seattle Central Library at 1pm on Dec. 7th. Wehn created...