May is Preservation Month! This celebration was established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, to help celebrate historic spaces across the country. This years theme, “New Age of Preservation: Embark, Inspire, Engage” focuses on maintaining our preserved spaces, inspiring the community, and engaging them with events and celebrations.
In this spirit, we’d like to invite site stewards from across King County to apply for the Roster of Historic Sites for Site Specific 2015.
Now in its 10th year, the Site Specific program has supported dozens of projects and hundreds of performances and installations. Most recently, the program has focused on enlivening and interpreting historically significant spaces throughout the county, with the help of talented creative collaborators.
Recent projects include:
Heart Content (shown above) A project by Cabin Fever, a dance company that specializes in performances within homes. This piece centered around illuminating the mood and architecture of the historic Stimson-Green Mansion.
Black Forest A one and a half acre land art installation at the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildlife park, started in Spring 2014, examining it’s history as the site of a large coal mine.