4 Culture Grants for King County Historic Properties



Deadline: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at 5:00 pm PST
Link: http://www.4culture.org/apply/landmarks/index.htm

The entire community benefits when we make our historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes a priority. We support projects large and small, urban and rural—if you own a historic landmark in King County, don’t miss this opportunity to apply for funds to repair or restore the historic character of your building. We fund design, materials, and labor for rehabilitation for projects of all kinds.

We strongly encourage first time applicants to this grant to contact Dana to arrange for a site visit to your property.

4Culture Offices
101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle

April 6, 12 and 26
12:00—1:00 pm

April 7 and May 5
6:30 pm (First Thursdays—FREE Parking!)

Around King County

Thursday, April 14,
KCLS Newcastle Library
12:00—1:00 pm

Monday, April 18
KCLS Kent Library
12:00—1:00 pm

Dana Phelan



Deadline: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 5:00 pm PSTLink: http://www.4culture.org/apply/equipment/index.htm

Museum shelving, stage lights, ceramic kilns—on their own they may not seem like much, but in the hands of King County’s incredible cultural organizations, they add up to a lot. Our Cultural Equipment Grant supports those critical needs, helping arts, heritage, and preservation organizations get the tools they need to make their amazing work even better. But it’s not just what you need that matters to our grant panelists—how you’ll put it to use is key. Our panelists look for equipment requests that improve the work of the organization and that will see consistent use.

4Culture Offices
101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle

Thursday, May 5
6:30–7:30 pm (First Thursdays—FREE Parking!)

Thursday, April 21
12:00–1:00 pm

Around King County

Monday, April 18
KCLS Kent Library
12:00–1:00 pm

Thursday, April 28
KCLS Redmond Library
12:00–1:00 pm

Wednesday, May 11
Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center
3:00–4:00 pm

Debra Twersky


Summer Internship at 4 Culture

4Culture seeks a summer intern to assess the current practice of historic preservation in King County, and to contribute to efforts to better identify and manage historic cultural properties associated with communities of color and other communities that have been underrepresented in historic surveys and designations. This internship will provide professional experience in historic preservation practice in the region, with the goal of encouraging candidates from underrepresented communities to pursue further research and careers in the field.

Deadline: May 16, 2016, 5pm
Eligibility: Full time students (upper level undergraduate and graduate), and recent graduates with a specialization in historic preservation
Budget: Internship is June 20-August 19, 2016, with a stipend of $5,000 (25 hours per week for 10 weeks)


2016 SHPO Award Winners Announced

Dr. Allyson Brooks, State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) announced the recipients for the 2016 Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation. Each year, the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) honors persons, organizations, and projects that have achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation. Awards are made in the following categories: Barn Rehabilitation, Cemetery Preservation, Career Achievement, Preservation Education, Preservation Stewardship, Special Achievement, and the coveted Valerie Sivinski Award for Outstanding Rehabilitation of historic buildings.

In 2016, eleven honorees will receive awards in seven categories.  This year’s contingent of winners hail from Douglas, Jefferson, King, Kittitas, Pierce, and Whatcom counties.  In addition, two historic preservation milestones will be celebrated at the awards ceremony. First, the SHPO invited all former Washington state preservation officers to participate in a special 25th Anniversary retrospective of outstanding achievements in Washington Historic Preservation. Second, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the signing into law of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, a key law championed by Washington’s congressional leaders.

A ceremony is held annually during the National Historic Preservation Month celebration in May. There will be a reception at 1:00 pm followed by the awards ceremony at 2:00 pm on May 17, 2016, at the Pritchard Building on the Capital Campus in Olympia.


Historic Preservation at 50!

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. DAHP begins the celebration with this poster illustrating a timeline of historic preservation achievements in Washington state. You can download the PDF or we have a limited number of printed posters available upon request by emailing Beverly Ubias at beverly.ubias@dahp.wa.gov. Posters will also be available at Revitalize WA in Chelan April 25-27.

preservation month poster_working 2016 RGB



Women in Restoration Engineering – New Northwest Chapter!

The Pacific Northwest chapter of Women In Restoration and Engineering (WIRE) has been recently formed and they are looking for others in the Preservation, Restoration, and Engineering field to join them!




In honor and celebration of the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial during 2016, the service has announced National Park Week 2016: Find Your Park!  This special week is from Saturday April 16th to April 24th and everyone will be able to enter and enjoy national parks with  FREE admission. Plus each day will have a special focus or theme to engage visitors of all ages, such as Earth Day on April 22 and Healthy Parks/Healthy People on April 24th. The NPS will also be unveiling a revamp website with organization, design, and images. For activities and events at a National Park near you during the week, visit NPS.GOV/NPWeek.


Call for Proposals – NCPH Annual Meeting — Indianapolis, Indiana, April 19-22, 2017

Call for Proposals — “The Middle: Where did we come from? Where are we going?”
NCPH Annual Meeting — Indianapolis, Indiana, April 19-22, 2017

The call for proposals is open through July 15 at http://ncph.org/conference/2017-annual-meeting/


The National Council on Public History conference program should reflect all of the varied and diverse corners of the public history field, to do so, we need YOUR ideas to make this meeting a success! What innovations, controversies, and overlooked topics are important to your work? Public history is built on the work of others (YOU!) so this conference needs YOUR presentations, papers, projects and ideas so we can share our knowledge and advance the field.


In a society fascinated by extremes, the middle is often undervalued, overlooked, and unstudied. Public historians, however, tend to engage in work that addresses the interests and concerns of the wide-ranging public, not just the select. For public historians, the middle can be a delightful but challenging place. The concerns of the masses, not just the elite; the swirling firmament of the center of a story, not only the clearness of the beginning or end; the quotidian, not the extraordinary; is always ripe with ambiguity and importance. But who controls and speaks for the middle? How one parses the middle, and who gets to tell the story, is challenging and difficult. The 2017 NCPH conference in Indianapolis, itself located near the median center of the US, is the ideal location for the diverse public history field to wrestle with the concerns of the middle in interpreting the past.


Point Reyes National Seashore Historic Preservation Paid Intern

This intern position is within the Division of Integrated Resource Management at Point Reyes National Seashore, in Marin County California. The incumbent will work with the Seashore Historic Preservation Team under the super vision of the Exhibit Specialist. The work consists of office, shop, and fieldwork on structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Position is geared toward hands-on treatment of historic structures and preservation practices as they apply to the carpentry and masonry trades, and will involve working with park preservation specialists on this year’s projects. Intern will develop hands-on techniques in historic fabric repair and conservation on structures ranging from vernacular, rustic barns, Victorian era main houses, and a National Historic Landmark Lifesaving Station. Projects may require working on historic roofs at heights. The intern will be employed through the Point Reyes National Seashore Association and report to an Association employee. The intern will receive technical on site supervision from the Historic Preservation Crew. The internships are for twelve weeks, 40 hours per week, in Point Reyes National Seashore. Pay is twelve dollars per hour and housing  is provided. Exact starting dates will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Please email resumes and a short statement of interest to contact below, along with any questions. Application deadline is April 29,2016.


Kevin Palo

Exhibits Specialist

Point Reyes National Seashore

Historic Preservation Crew





Leslie Tonkin, one of the state’s leading historic preservation architects, passed away in late March. From his office in the Buttnick Building in Pioneer Square, Les was passionate for the preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings throughout Seattle and the state.  He was also dedicated to providing decent housing for low-income members of the community. Always upbeat, he was generous in giving to causes and projects he believed in.  State Historic Preservation Officer Allyson Brooks and DAHP extend condolences to Les’ family, friends, and colleagues. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, April 30th, at 1:30 pm at the Palace Ballroom at 2100 5th Avenue.


Applications for Research Grants Sought – Society for Architectural Historians

The Marion Dean Ross Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians invites applications for the 2016 Elisabeth Walton Potter Research Awards. The goal of this award program is to further awareness and knowledge of the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest. The chapter will provide limited funds for focused projects that increase understanding of the region’s built environment and produce tangible results that can be made available for interested scholars and students.

• Awards are available to members of the chapter in good standing.
• Award amounts shall be no less than $500.00 and no greater than $2,000.00.
• The Executive Committee of the chapter shall review applications and determine
recipient(s) of the award(s).
• Criteria for acceptance include a realistic scope and timeline, education and professional
knowledge of applicant, and research and publication experience of applicant.
• Successful recipient(s) of award(s) shall present a summary of work to the membership
at the annual meeting of the chapter following completion of the project.
• Deadline for submission of application – June 17, 2016.
• Date for awarding of grants – July 1, 2016.

Please use the following format when applying for the award:
1. NAME of applicant with full contact information.
2. PROJECT NAME: A short descriptive title for the project.
3. DESCRIPTION: Briefly describe the project, including the genesis, purpose, and need.
Explain its contribution to the understanding of architecture in the Pacific Northwest. If
site specific, describe location.
4. PRODUCT: Describe specific anticipated results of the project including, if applicable,
quantity, users, accessibility, educational benefits or other pertinent information.
Describe how Marion Dean Ross Chapter support will be acknowledged.
5. TIME FRAME: State the estimated length of time to complete the project with anticipated beginning and end dates.
6. AMOUNT: Specify the amount of money being requested. State the total amount to
complete the project. If the amount requested from the Marion Dean Ross Chapter is less
than the total, indicate how the remainder will be raised, so that the completion of the
project is assured.
7. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Successful applicants are expected to report on their use of the
award at a meeting of the Marion Dean Ross Chapter or in one of its publications. Any
research project funded fully or in part by the chapter should acknowledge this support in
print or verbally, as appropriate. A publication resulting from chapter support should be
deposited in the Marion Dean Ross Chapter Archives, University of Oregon Libraries.
Please submit the application to Chapter President Diana Painter via email (as an attached file) or surface mail. Include contact information – address, phone number(s), email address – with a cover letter or email message:

Diana J. Painter, PhD
PO Box 2899
Salem OR 97308