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Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City

Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City

In March, the University of Washington published Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City by local natural history writer David B. Williams, author of Too High and Too Steep: Resphaping Seattle’s Topography. Williams’ new book contains 17 walks, which weave together the history, natural history, and architecture of Seattle to paint a complex,...
People of the Central Area Series

People of the Central Area Series

The Honorable Richard A. Jones grew up a block from Garfield High School, attended Seattle University and the University of Washington, and served his state as a lawyer, prosecutor, and King County and Federal Judge. As part of the digital project People of the Central Area, he shared his experience growing up in the Central District, and how...
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...
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 Power of Persistence

The Power of Persistence

Three Giant Steps forward for Historic Preservation Just in time for Preservation Month 2015, 4Culture is excited to report significant progress on three high profile preservation efforts. All three are classic examples of small communities coming together to save places that are deeply meaningful to them, even if it takes years. The Mukai Farm and...
2015 AKCHO Awards Celebrate County’s Heritage Highlights

2015 AKCHO Awards Celebrate County’s Heritage Highlights

Since 1983, the Association of King County Historical Organizations (AKCHO) has held an annual event to recognize those who have made significant and memorable contributions to King County’s heritage community. The public is warmly invited to help celebrate the 2015 honorees at the AKCHO Awards Program, which will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 6:30-8:30...
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...
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...
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...
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...