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Keep It Real in Port Townsend with WaMA Conference

Keep It Real in Port Townsend with WaMA Conference

Still Time to Register for Conference with Real Value

No matter their discipline, Washington museums collect, preserve and interpret real elements of this region’s culture—things, stories and places. “Authenticity: Real Things, Real Stories, Real Places,” the theme for the Washington ... Read more

Heritage Collections Care Deadline and Workshops

Heritage Collections Care Deadline and Workshops

4Culture understands that care of collections is a fundamental function for any organization holding materials in the public trust. 4Culture’s Heritage Collections Care program provides support for projects that promote and encourage professional standards and practices in the collection, preservation, ... Read more

Stipends for WaMA Conference in Port Townsend

Stipends for WaMA Conference in Port Townsend

Washington Museum Association Conference convenes  June 18-20

Again this year, 4Culture is offering stipends of $250 each to King County heritage museum staff, volunteers, and board members attending the Washington Museum Association Conference in Port Townsend. The 2014 WaMA Conference, ... Read more

Beat the Drum for Culture in Olympia!

Beat the Drum for Culture in Olympia!

Arts & Heritage Day in Olympia is February 4 & 5

For Washington State’s cultural community, the key 2014 advocacy event, Arts & Heritage Day, is happening on Tuesday, February 4th and Wednesday the 5th. As a collaboration of the ... Read more

Book-It's NEW performances of Rain & Salmon

Book-It’s NEW performances of Rain & Salmon

In the Land of Rain and Salmon returns for January performances

4Culture is proud to sponsor January performances of In the Land of Rain and Salmon, an original theatre production by the Washington State Jewish Historical Society and Book-It ... Read more

Spreading the Word of Historic Site(s) Specific

Spreading the Word of Historic Site(s) Specific

What happens when imagination takes flight at historic sites? What kinds of electric connections spark when artists tailor their creative impulses to heritage places? Recently, King County has witnessed responses to these queries through 4Culture’s Historic Site(s) Specific program, where ... Read more

Book-It Presents: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

Book-It Presents: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

This fall, a staged reading of Timothy Egan’s Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, originally developed for the Timberland Regional Library system, will tour three King County locations with support from 4Culture’s Historical Performance program. Short Nights of the ... Read more

Funding to Preserve Steam

Funding to Preserve Steam

And 22 Other Proposals

In its latest funding round, 4Culture’s Heritage Collections Care program awarded 23 King County nonprofit organizations, ranging from a heritage garden to a halibut commission, a total of $63,655 to support conservation of their historic collections. ... Read more

Ellensburg Conference Connects Museum Community

Ellensburg Conference Connects Museum Community

Encouraging attendance from around the state, Washington Museum Association (WaMA) Conference venues alternate year to year from westside to eastside. June’s conference in Ellensburg took advantage of that central location to attract attendees from both sides of the mountains.

With ... Read more

Welcome Betsy

Welcome Betsy

4Culture is pleased to welcome Betsy Davis as the newest member of its Heritage Advisory Committee. Betsy is Executive Director of The Center for Wooden Boats, a hands-on maritime museum with campuses on Lake Union and Camano Island. In addition ... Read more

WMA Conference Stipend Recipients Thank 4Culture

WMA Conference Stipend Recipients Thank 4Culture

This year, for the first time, Heritage 4Culture provided stipends to individuals from King County heritage organizations to attend the Washington Museum Association Conference this June in Ellensburg. Two of those stipend recipients encapsulated their conference experiences with the following:... Read more

WMA June Conference Still a Bargain

WMA June Conference Still a Bargain

The deadline for early registration has passed, but even at the regular rate, attending the Washington Museum Association Conference is still a terrific bargain. With this year’s meeting taking place in Ellensburg, the WMA’s annual conference could not be more ... Read more