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Shape the future of Magnuson Park's MOST Historic Building

Shape the future of Magnuson Park’s MOST Historic Building

The Magnuson Park Advisory Committee invites you to participate in a Community Visioning Charrette for Building 2 in Magnuson Park Saturday June 6, from 1-5 PM. A Charrette is a very powerful activity that helps shape the design of a project or building. Public input is requested to determine the future of Magnuson Park’s Most Historic Building....
The Duwamish River, Revealed

The Duwamish River, Revealed

Famous for being “Seattle’s Only River”, the Duwamish spans 12 miles from Green River to Elliott Bay. Through the years it has often served as a mirror, reflecting the stories of our changing region. The shores of the river were originally home to settlements of the Duwamish, Muckleshoot, and Suquamish tribes. With the creation of the Montlake Cut in 1916, Black River (a tributary of the...
Experience "A Taste of Home"

Experience “A Taste of Home”

The Chinatown-International District has played a central role in the story of Seattle’s Asian-American community for more than 120 years. Walking through the neighborhood today, you pass ornamental arches, historic placards and numerous small shops. But more than anything else, you are enveloped by food. Rows of hanging whole roasted ducks, glass jars stuffed with licorice plums, the beany aroma of a tofu factory....
Celebrate 100 years of Japanese-American Newspapers

Celebrate 100 years of Japanese-American Newspapers

The North American Times, later called the North American Post, was founded right here in Seattle’s International District in 1902. Today it remains the largest and oldest Japanese-language newspaper in the Pacific Northwest. After three and a half years of collaborative effort the Hokubei Hochi foundation has created a digital archive containing over 100 years of newspapers,...
Touring Arts Roster Plays Folklife

Touring Arts Roster Plays Folklife

4Culture’s Touring Arts Roster boasts nearly 200 talented individual artists and groups from throughout King County who present fantastic performances from almost every discipline. If you’re taking in Northwest Folklife Festival this weekend, you are bound to be seeing them. We recommend you seek them out! Here’s a schedule to map your way: Friday 5/22...
A Local Odyssey of Epic Proportions

A Local Odyssey of Epic Proportions

The Seattle Times Literacy Fund, Newspapers In Education program partnered with Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project to develop The World War II Odyssey of King County’s Japanese Americans, an eight-page full color educational supplement originally published in The Seattle Times on Sunday, April 12, 2015. The supplement tells the story of Japanese Americans’ involuntary...
See you Saturday: poetry bus + music at Folklife

See you Saturday: poetry bus + music at Folklife

  The Poetry on Buses Roadshow is on! Next stop: Folklife, the FREE regional Memorial Day festival now in its 44th year. This weekend, at Seattle Center, Folklife celebrates the cross-cultural roots of Hip Hop in the Northwest. Check out their Program Guide for the many offerings. Poetry on Buses invites you to hop on a RapidRide Poetry Bus for some poetry,...
Heritage Collections Care 2015 Deadlines & Workshops

Heritage Collections Care 2015 Deadlines & Workshops

Heritage is not Always in Black and White We want to bring out the color in your historic collection. Consider applying for a 2015 Heritage Collections Care grant. The program provides seed funding for projects related to the care and preservation of historic collections. Nonprofit heritage and historical organizations such as museums, archives, and public agencies...
Under the Midnight Sun at the Klondike Gold Rush Museum

Under the Midnight Sun at the Klondike Gold Rush Museum

You’re invited to join our neighbors at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park and Museum for the opening of Under the Midnight Sun, a project of the 4Culture Historic Site Specific Program. Artist Meg Bye, owner of Knot and Burl Studios, has created an interactive exhibit focusing on the moments, mementos and memories of the Klondike Gold Rush Era. This large scale installation features...
Artists Up: Celebration & Networking Event

Artists Up: Celebration & Networking Event

Artists Up is pleased to invite artists who have participated in our past events, as well as artists interested in learning more about our goals and networking with other artists in the region – to a celebration and networking event. Light refreshments will be served. June 8th 6-8:30 PM ArtXchange Gallery, 512 1st Avenue South,...
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...