what do cemeteries, immigration and the FBI have in common?

They are all subjects of this year’s Heritage Special Projects and Cultural Education project awards.

4Culture is pleased to announce thirty-five applications were selected for funding as part of the 2010 Heritage Cultural Education and Special Projects programs, totaling $174,998 in awards for King County-based projects. In Heritage’s largest applicant pool to-date, this year’s recipients include six curricula based projects and twenty-nine special projects focusing on the identification, documentation, exhibition and interpretation of the county’s diverse heritage.

Successful Cultural Education applications included a proposal from Jack Straw Productions to implement an immigration education program at a local High School in Tukwila, which will help English Language Learners explore and record stories of their family’s immigration experiences. Kent resident and local historian, Karen Bouton was awarded funding for the Saar Pioneer Cemetery Living History Project. This project will offer a series of living history performances within Kent’s Saar Pioneer Cemetery in July 2010, which will depict six individuals buried there. Another project will focus on the interpretation and online publication of FBI dossiers compiled on civil rights movement activists in Seattle from 1941 to the 1960s.

2010 Heritage Cultural Education awards:

Cascade Land ConservancyDuwamish Riverbend Hill Education Project$5,000
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy ProjectDensho Teacher Workshop$5,200
Jack Straw ProductionsExpanding the Fabric: Stories of New Immigrants$6,000
Vashon-Maury Island Heritage AssociationVashon Island Heritage: Teaching Materials for Middle School$6,500
White River Valley MuseumRenovation of Museum Kits & Educational Outreach to the Community$4,500
Wing Luke Asian MuseumDay of Remembrance$5,000

2010 Heritage Special Projects awards:

Martha AdamsSeattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity (1961-1968)$2,000
Karen BoutonSaar Pioneer Cemetery Living History Project$840
Gregory BrothertonSmoke, Sand and Rubber$5,000
Burke Museum AssociationWaterlines Map$6,500
Eduardo CalderonPortraits and Recorded Interviews of Artists in King County$3,000
Cascade Land ConservancyInterpretive Maps & Guide for Duwamish Riverbend Hill$6,190
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy ProjectNon-Japanese American Oral Histories about the WWII Incarceration$5,040
Eastside Heritage CenterHeritage Connections$3,000
Environmental Coalition of South Seattle for DRCCGreen-Duwamish River Culture and Heritage Map reprint$6,950
Friends of Gas Works ParkKing Countys Industrial Past and Present: Society for Industrial Archeology Conference 2011$5,000
Trevor GriffeySeattle FBI History Project$5,000
Historic SeattleWashington Hall Stories$7,250
History InkAdding sound files to HistoryLink.org content: Phase Two$4,500
Literacy Fund/NIEWomen’s History: A Centennial of Local Impact$6,250
Jerry MaderSaving the Soil–Organic Farmers in the Snoqualmie Valley$5,000
Market FoundationHistory and Significance of Victor Steinbrueck Park$2,940
Museum of FlightB-17 75th Anniversary Exhibit$3,000
Museum of History & IndustryCelluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies$7,500
Nordic Heritage MuseumSomebody’s Grandma: an exhibition of identity and the Norwegian-American experience$5,000
Pioneer Square Community AssociationTrail to Treasure$7,000
SCAN Community MediaThe Japanese Garden Celebrates 50 Years$6,400
Scott SquireLast Generation/First Generation$6,000
University of WashingtonPreservation Preparedness: Mapping and Developing a Typology of Historic Unreinforced Masonry Buildings in Seattle$8,000
Vashon-Maury Island Heritage AssociationA Photographers Legacy: Exhibiting the Works of O.S. Van Olinda$5,200
Volunteers for Outdoor WashingtonIron Goat Trail Brochure$1,738
Washington State Holocaust Education Resource CenterStories Among Us: King County Connections to the Holocaust$5,000
White River Valley MuseumInvigorating an Interest in Archive Collections$4,500
Wing Luke Asian MuseumThe Asian Pacific American Urban Indian Exhibition Project (UIE)$5,000
Woodinville Heritage SocietyLife in Woodinville – The 1920s and Beyond$4,000

© 2010, Saar Pioneer Cemetery, courtesy of Karen Bouton