Heritage Projects funding supports innovative proposals to document and interpret the history of King County, Washington and promote appreciation for its heritage and cultural traditions. The program has produced some of the region’s most outstanding heritage publications, tour guides, videos, oral histories, events and exhibits.
The Wing Luke Museum’s Hmong in King County exhibit, funded in part by this program, explored the history and contributions of the Hmong American farming community in King County, including the historic and ongoing presence at Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Through artifacts, artwork, and oral histories, the exhibit delved into inter-generational issues including assimilation and acculturation processes within the Hmong community. Project contributors and partners included The Hmong Association of Washington, and local Hmong community.
Celluloid Seattle, produced by and currently on display at The Museum of History and Industry, is another exceptional exhibit funded through this program. This exhibit explores Seattle history through the lens of popular cinema with two themes: the image of Seattle captured in films across the decades, and a history of the way Seattleite’s have gone to the movies. Along with film clips and historic artifacts, the exhibit helps visitors truly engage with the historic movie experience through a set of recreated mini-theatres, interactive games and activity kiosks.
Have an idea you would like to run by staff? Attend one of our drop-in workshops at the 4Culture offices, every Thursday, Noon to 1pm from now until the deadline. Guidelines and applications are available online at www.4culture.org/apply/heritageprojects. The 2013 deadline for this program is Wednesday, February 27th, at 5PM, PST.
Images: Hmong in King County exhibit © 2010, courtesy of The Wing Luke Museum