The Heritage Awards program will be celebrated on March 18th, if you know about a history project in Snohomish County that should be recognized, please consider nominating the project for recognition. The deadline for nominations is Feb 24th 2017, click here for details.
March 18th The Heritage Awards will be presented at a program honoring these projects along with a potluck luncheon (provided by the Board). There will also be a program and our speaker Dr. Jesse Kennedy on Recreation in the North Cascades. Details on the program will follow.
February 24th is the deadline for the Snohomish County Community Heritage Grant for historic preservation projects, click here for details. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a pdf of the application.
- Alderwood Manor Heritage Association Project: —Historic Interpretive Project Now and Then: Lynnwood – Alderwood Manor Grant Award: $1,716
- City of Arlington Project: —Historic Interpretive Project Grant Award: $5,333
- Edmonds South Snohomish County Historical Society Project: —Collections Stewardship Project Grant Award: $4,507
- Friends of the Everett Public Library Project: —Restoration of Historic Ted Jacobsen Mural Grant Award: $5,500
- Monroe Historical Society —Project: Historic Newspaper Digitization Grant Award: $4,220
- Sky Valley Arts Council —Project: Restoration of the Startup Gym Grant Award: $10,000
- Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Association —Project: Red Work Historical Quilt Grant Award: $1,651
More about the Snohomish County Heritage Commission here
Snohomish County Heritage Preservation Program now Accepting Applications for 2014 projects
“Preserving the past, building the future”
Snohomish County is currently accepting applications from public and nonprofit agencies for projects that develop and promote heritage preservation in the county. By providing matching funds on a competitive basis, the Community Heritage Program supports projects that promote the public’s access to county history. Funding is available for professional development, public education, capital improvements or collections management.
Money is awarded from recording fees collected by the Snohomish County Auditor. The allocation of these fees for projects that “promote historical preservation or historical programs, which may include preservation of historic documents” is authorized under RCW 36.22.170. The revenues accrue to a dedicated fund and may not be used for any purposes other than those stipulated in the RCW.
As has been done in the past, the Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission will review applications and make recommendations to the Snohomish County Executive and County Council for final approval.
Previous awards have been used to create a cyber-tour of heritage landmarks, purchase archival materials for storing museum artifacts and the digitalization of brittle newspaper collections.
Funds will be available beginning in June and will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who can complete their proposed projects by Dec. 15, 2014. Funds are REINBURSED FOR APPROVED PROJECT COSTS ONLY. Historically, project allocations have averaged about $3,500.
Details of eligibility and other program requirements are included in the application package, which must be filled out and returned to the Snohomish County’s Office of Economic Development by 5 p.m. Monday, April 7. Applications received after that time and date will not be considered.
Applications are available by contacting the Office of Economic Development at 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, M/S #411, Everett, WA, 98201.
For more information on the program, contact Wendy Becker at 425-388-3186 or wendy.becker at snoco.org.
2013 recipients were:
- Edmonds South Snohomish County Historical Society (website and 40th anniversary program funding)
- Historylink.org ($1300 funded 8 new Snohomish County files)
- Marysville Historical Society (newspaper digitization)
- Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Assn/Museum (newspaper digitization of the Arlington Times)
- Stillaguamisih Valley Genealogical Society (website upgrade with added informational content)
- Monroe Historical Society (newspaper digitization)
- City of Bothell
Many Thanks to Michelle Morris of the United Way of Snohomish Countyfor her excellent Volunteer Recruitment Workshop. We received many practical ideas in a short amount of time and want to publicly thank the United Way of Snohomish County for providing this valuable service to our heritage community groups as well as the hundreds of other programming and community services.
Michelle Morris at the head of the class – “Volunteer Recruitment Workshop” sponsored by the League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations for our local volunteer historical societies.
I also want to thank the Hibulb Cultural Center for their great classroom space, not to mention the opportunity to wander through this wonderful facility, seeing the longhouse, canoes, exhibits, and library.
League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations
To help us with planning next year’s heritage organizations budgets here are the recipients of the 2012 Community Heritage Grants that provide matching funds (via reimbursement) for:
Professional development – for activities that enhance the capabilities of the board, staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations to collect, preserve and interpret history in Snohomish County.
Public education – for activities that incorporate county history into the educational infrastructure and the general public discourse.
Capital – for assist an agency in meeting urgent health, safety and welfare needs that preserve its facility assets and enhance service to the public.
Collections management – for support for projects that assist non-profit organizations to effectively execute their stewardship obligations for their collections.