Heritage Capital Projects

2019-2021 Prioritized Projects

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the Heritage Capital Projects Advisory Panel met to rank all eligible applications received for legislative funding during the 2019-2021 biennium.  Applications were ranked according to criteria established in the program guidelines and with the panelists expertise in the fields of history, museums, and historic preservation.  The projects listed below are being recommended to the Legislature for grant funding in the Washington State Historical Society's 2019-2021 Capital Budget request.  This ranking is a recommendation for funding and does not constitute a grant award unless approved by the Washington State Legislature in the next capital budget.
Rank Applicant Project Grant Request
1 Metro Parks Tacoma W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory Rehabilitation $773,200
2 Discover Your Northwest Chittenden Locks Fish Ladder Viewing Gallery Renovation & Interpretive Center $382,100
3 Foss Waterway Seaport Balfour Dock Building: Phase IIIE Expansion, Enclosure and Enhancement of Heritage Wooden Boat Shop $307,000
4 City of Tumwater Tumwater Old Brewhouse Tower Rehabilitation - Phase 2 $512,700
5 Harbor History Museum Shenandoah Project Phase V $100,000
6 City of Vancouver, Washington Re-roof three buildings on historic Officer's Row including the General O.O. Howard House, at the Vancouver National Historic Reserve $150,400
7 Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding Expanding Public Access to Historic Waterfront of Port Hadlock through Acquisition and Rehabilitatoin of Galster House Property $240,000
8  Kalispel Tribe Restoration of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church $33,300
9 King County Dept. of Natural Resources Mukai Farmstead & Garden preservation plan $600,000
10 City of Edmonds Edmonds Museum (Carnegie Library Restoration) $73,900
11 Vancouver National Historic Reserve Trust Renovate Providence Academy North Porches $490,000
12 Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Stimson-Green Mansion Masonry and Site Rehabilitation $100,000
13 Phinney Neighborhood Association John B. Allen School (aka the Phinney Center) $29,900
14 Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive Mounting rails to install three mobile shelving carriages $46,700
15 City of Roslyn Historic Community Center, Library, and City Hall Building Restoration, Phase 3 $233,000
16 Quincy Valley Historical Society & Museum Community Heritage Barn Phase II $41,300
17 The Northwest Railway Museum Puget Sound Electric Railway Interurban 523 rehabilitation $229,100
18 The Cutter Theatre 1912 Metaline Falls School Re-Roofing $25,800
19 Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association Structural improvements to remedy settling for Historic Cooper School - Phase 1 $298,700
20 Seattle City Light - Environment, Land & Licensing Continue Georgetown Steam Plan  Historic Concrete Restoration $773,200
21 Skagit County Historical Society Skagit City School Rehabilitation Phase Two $22,400
22 Mount Baker Theatre Mount Baker Theatre Preservation $1,000,000
23 North Bay Historical Society Sargent Oyster House Restoration $160,400
24 City of Lynnwood Heritage Park Water Tower Phase II Renovation $123,700
25 Town of Waverly Restoration of Prairie View Schoolhouse $55,500
26 City of Lacey Renovating Lacey warehouse for new museum $978,900
27 Northwest Schooner Society Restoration of the 1906 Keepers' Quarters, Burrows Island Light Station $82,500
28 Sammamish Heritage Society Reard House Phase III: Reconstruction of Kitchen Wing & Interior Renovation $123,400
29 Cheney Depot Society Cheney Depot Relocation & Rehabilitation Project $366,600
30 The 5th Avenue Theatre Association Theatre Upgrade: Auditorium Balcony Seats, Flooring and Carpets $560,000
31 Highline Historical Society Phase 3: Highline Heritage Museum - Public Amenities & Collection Storage $70,600
32 University Place Historical Society Curran House History Museum: Phase I $41,300
33 Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation Preservation of historic vessel Suva $71,100
34 Fort Worden Public Development Authority Sage Arts and Education Center $560,000
35 South Pierce County Historical Society Eatonville Tofu House Restoration $14,800
36 City of Everett Parks & Community Services Dept. Van Valley Home Lead Abatement and Painting Preservation $67,300
Total HCP Capital Budget Request $9,981,600

Please contact the Heritage Capital Projects Manager, Lissa Kramer (, with any questions.  Requests for documents should be directed to the WSHS Public Records Officer, Misty Reese(

Download a PDF of this list here.

Funding Opportunity Announced

The application period is now closed.  The next application cycle will be for funding during the 2021-2023 biennium.  The next application deadline will be announced for the spring of 2020.