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Of Small Means: Vertical Plank Dwellings in the PNW

Of Small Means: Vertical Plank Dwellings in the PNW

Of Small Means is a presentation by local architecture historian and preservation consultant Kate Krafft, detailing her research findings about a construction method called Vertical plank construction (VPC). This method is distinct from the other methods commonly associated with Washington’s settlement era, such as full log, hewn log or balloon-frame, and is more prevalent in our region than had...
Vets Restore: 2014 Graduates

Vets Restore: 2014 Graduates

We want to take a moment to celebrate the 5 King County veterans who’ve successfully completed the Vets Restore program in 2014. The graduates are U.S military veterans Kevin Bottini, Easton Branam, Zoe Gillespie, Dwight Jones, and Gabriel Jones. We had a fabulous ceremony at Washington Hall in Seattle’s Central District on December 10, 2014, with love...
2014 Vets Restore Begins in September!

2014 Vets Restore Begins in September!

Announcing the 2014 VR Program, New Students & Industry Affiliates 4Culture is happy to announce that Vets Restore 2014 will begin mid-September. Welcome to a great new group of trainees. Our cadre of recruits includes both men and women, Army and Navy veterans, bringing a wide skill base and varied carpentry experience. 4Culture staff will...
Vets Restore welcomes the Rafn Company: Our newest Affiliate

Vets Restore welcomes the Rafn Company: Our newest Affiliate

Vets Restore partners are extremely proud to announce that the Rafn Company has joined our team as a Construction Industry Affiliate. A huge thank-you to Rafn for making this visible commitment to the returning veterans of King County. “We are honored to be a part of the Vet Restore Program to help our returning veterans,”...
VETS RESTORE: Round Two

VETS RESTORE: Round Two

“Being part of the Vets Restore program last summer was fantastic. Not only was I learning a trade and working with my hands, but I was doing this with other veterans. Carpentry is a team sport, so a sense of camaraderie was built quickly.” Scott Carlson, USMC 2013 Vets Restore graduate Countdown to a second...
Digging Deeper with Historic Seattle

Digging Deeper with Historic Seattle

Digging Deeper—Built Heritage Historic Research In their 40th Anniversary year, Historic Seattle is proud to offer an outstanding 2014 educational program for lovers of buildings and heritage. Their Digging Deeper—Built Heritage Historic Research series invites you to explore primary research materials in the many archives in Seattle and King County. Historic Seattle is offering a multisession program designed to provide attendees with behind the scenes...
Vets Restore: Ceremony Honors First Group of Graduating Veterans

Vets Restore: Ceremony Honors First Group of Graduating Veterans

Three King County veterans have successfully completed Vets Restore, a pilot program that offers training, paid internships, and career guidance for veterans in the historic building preservation trades. Graduates were honored at a ceremony and reception on September 17th at the historic Dearborn House in Seattle. US Military veterans Scott Carlson of Issaquah, Sergio Cruz...
Vets Restore: Climbing to the Top

Vets Restore: Climbing to the Top

The first Vets Restore program is now in full swing, as the four veterans continue to attend an intensive summer preservation course at Seattle Central Community College Wood Technology Center. The internship component of Vets Restore is also underway. Every Friday the veterans work on-site at Historic Seattle’s Washington Hall with experienced contractor Rick Sever....
Vets Restore: Connecting Veterans to Career and Community

Vets Restore: Connecting Veterans to Career and Community

“Preservation carpentry is not simply a job, it’s a trade and a career,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “Furnished with the tools of the trade, these returning local vets will learn the craft of restoring our regional stock of wooden buildings – anchoring them back home in the stories of our historic places.” Our...
VETS RESTORE Goes Live!

VETS RESTORE Goes Live!

Classes begin at the Wood Technology Center Four King County-based veterans have just secured coveted spots in the first round of Vets Restore, a new initiative that offers training, mentoring, and job placement guidance for local veterans in preservation carpentry. This year’s Vets Restore participants have already had some construction experience during or prior to...
Vets Restore

Vets Restore

Connecting Veterans with Places back Home 4Culture is delighted to announce the launch of Vets Restore, an initiative that offers training, mentoring, and job placement guidance for returning vets in preservation carpentry. About 1000 military men and women are returning to King County each year.  They are separating from service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and...
Letter from the Director: New Support for Historic Preservation

Letter from the Director: New Support for Historic Preservation

“In the end, the character of a civilization is encased in its structures.” – Frank Gehry 4Culture’s offices are in Pioneer Square, one of the most heavily visited neighborhoods in Seattle by out-of-towners. To walk in the Square is to step back in time, where you can see rooms for rent advertised for 75 cents...