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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...
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 forever, and what a better way to see the City than through the lens of...
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 County. Mr. Quintard Taylor, President of BlackPast.org, recently shared the new webpage with us and...
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 as Covenant Beach. Several historic buildings on the park property have recently been restored, and...
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 naturalization ceremony at Seattle Center on July 4th. We are excited to help support this...