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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...
A Tale of Two Conference Cities

A Tale of Two Conference Cities

Culturally, St. Paul, Minnesota and Las Vegas, Nevada are miles apart. But this fall, each played host to cultural conferences that I attended. The American Association for State & Local History (AASLH) held its annual meeting in St. Paul where keynote speaker Garrison Keiller, whose Prairie Home Companion has entertained public radio listeners for four...
A Maritime Heritage Area for King County

A Maritime Heritage Area for King County

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 area, anyway? The concept is borrowed from the “National Heritage Areas” Program, through which nationally significant landscapes are recognized by...
Meet the Vets Restore Recruits

Meet the Vets Restore Recruits

4Culture is pleased to welcome five participants to the second session of VETS RESTORE, a program connecting veterans to the historic preservation trades. This year we enrolled two women and three men from diverse military and construction backgrounds – ALL with a dedicated interest in preserving old buildings. Welcome Kevin Bottini, Easton Branam, Zoe Gillespie,...
Conductive Garboil Grant 2014: Congrats Jeppa K Hall!

Conductive Garboil Grant 2014: Congrats Jeppa K Hall!

Prolific performance artist/comedian, vocalist, musician and songwriter, Jeppa K Hall has been awarded the 2014 Conductive Garboil Grant. Jeppa challenges the limits of creative discourse, connects community, facilitates excitement, and generally shakes things up. Her creative practice is a life practice and her ecstatic gestures deliver on the promise of art’s ability to conduct and...
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...
StEPs 4Culture: Avoiding Zombie Projects

StEPs 4Culture: Avoiding Zombie Projects

Heritage 4Culture has launched a capacity-building initiative for the local heritage community called StEPs 4Culture. Based on the American Association for State and Local History’s Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations, StEPs 4Culture is a series of convenings and roundtables addressing standards through mentor and peer support. Lissa Kramer of the Issaquah History Museums...
StEPs 4Culture: Getting Unstuck

StEPs 4Culture: Getting Unstuck

Heritage 4Culture has launched a capacity-building initiative for the local heritage community called StEPs 4Culture. Based on the American Association for State and Local History’s Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations, StEPs 4Culture is a series of convenings and roundtables addressing standards through mentor and peer support. Ruth Pickering from the Fall City Historical...
Aaron Counts will lead Creative Alternatives pilot

Aaron Counts will lead Creative Alternatives pilot

4Culture, in partnership with King County’s Juvenile Court and Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention, is developing arts-based alternatives to incarceration for court involved youth. Creative Alternatives is an innovative program in which regional artists will collaborate with young people and their families to consider the root causes of youth incarceration (as they intersect with...
Site Specific Events

Site Specific Events

Site Specific Events in August Staci Bernstein & Jane Kaplan Ten Decades: Stories from Enumclaw The Chalet Theatre, 1721 Wells St, Enumclaw Saturday, August 2, 2014 12:30 PM 10 Decades, a film celebrating the City of Enumclaw’s Centennial, premieres August 2 at the Chalet Theatre in Enumclaw. 10 Decades is a collaboration between video producer...
South Park Bridge - GRAND OPENING!

South Park Bridge – GRAND OPENING!

After an unprecedented effort that brought together community members, business partners, and government at the local, regional, state, and national levels, the new South Park Bridge is receiving its finishing touches. Designed to resemble its iconic predecessor, the new bridge is built to modern standards and should last a hundred years. The creative thinking of artist...