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The Power of Persistence

The Power of Persistence

Three Giant Steps forward for Historic Preservation

This Place Matters: Mukai Farm & Garden rally, Vashon © 2013 Rick Wallace, courtesy of Friends of Mukai

Just in time for Preservation Month 2015, 4Culture is excited to report significant progress on ... Read more

A Maritime Heritage Area for King County

A Maritime Heritage Area for King County

Fisherman’s Terminal © 2004 4Culture

Celebrating our ties to the sea

This week the King County Council unanimously designated the publicly accessible saltwater shoreline, the Ship Canal, and Lake Union as a “County Maritime Heritage Area.” What is a heritage ... Read more

2014 Vets Restore Begins in September!

2014 Vets Restore Begins in September!

Announcing the 2014 VR Program, New Students & Industry Affiliates

Learning to restore wood windows at Washington Hall, Vets Restore program © 2013 Brandee Beau Photography

4Culture is happy to announce that Vets Restore 2014 will begin mid-September. Welcome to ... Read more

Vets Restore welcomes the Rafn Company: Our newest Affiliate

Vets Restore welcomes the Rafn Company: Our newest Affiliate

Bethany Church, roofing project © courtesy of Rafn Company

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 ... Read more

VETS RESTORE: Round Two

VETS RESTORE: Round Two

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“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 ... Read more

Another FIRST for Historic Preservation in King County

Another FIRST for Historic Preservation in King County

Announcing 4Culture’s Inaugural Preservation Sustained Support Awardees

This week the 4Culture Board formally approved funding for preservation-based organizations from around King County. Arts and Heritage groups countywide have long benefitted from 4Culture’s Sustained Support funding, which provides a predictable level ... Read more

Vets Restore is Gearing Up for 2014!

Vets Restore is Gearing Up for 2014!

4Culture is very excited to launch a second year of VETS RESTORE in 2014, a program offering training, mentoring, and job placement guidance for returning veterans in preservation carpentry. Participants in the program learn to restore and rehabilitate historic building ... Read more

Vets Restore: Ceremony Honors First Group of Graduating Veterans

Vets Restore: Ceremony Honors First Group of Graduating Veterans

Sergio Cruz holding graduation level. Photo: © 2013 Brandee Beau

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 ... Read more

Sustained Support for Historic Preservation is Now Available

Sustained Support for Historic Preservation is Now Available

Youth Heritage Summit © 2013, courtesy of Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

4Culture is expanding its biennial operating support for King County cultural organizations to include groups and municipalities’ with a core mission of historic preservation. The NEW Preservation Sustained ... Read more

VETS RESTORE Goes Live!

VETS RESTORE Goes Live!

Classes begin at the Wood Technology Center

Stabilization & roofing project, Washington Hall, Seattle © 2012 Kji Kelly, courtesy of Historic Seattle

Four King County-based veterans have just secured coveted spots in the first round of Vets Restore, a new ... Read more

This Place Matters Event @ Mukai

This Place Matters Event @ Mukai

Saturday, June 1, 1-4pm
107th Ave. SW, one block south of Bank Rd., Vashon Island

Celebrate the historic Mukai Farm and Garden with Mary Matsuda Gruenewald, Friends of Mukai, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, 4Culture, & Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association.... Read more

Vets Restore

Vets Restore

Connecting Veterans with Places back Home

Repainting project, Boylston Ave House on First Hill © 2011, courtesy of Historic Seattle

4Culture is delighted to announce the launch of Vets Restore, an initiative that offers training, mentoring, and job placement guidance ... Read more