Learn & Research

Pioneer Farm, Eatonville, Centennial SchoolhouseThe Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation prides itself on being transparent and offering our customers easy access to a wide variety of information.  The following are links to a various documents, forms, historical emphemera, articles and websites that will assist you with your preservation efforts.  Please feel free to contact us at (360) 586-3065 if you can't find the information you are looking for.

Find a Historic Place

Dig into the history of the state by using our on-line searchable database to find and download information on thousands of  archaeological and historic sites.  You will also find State and National Register Nominations, and Heritage Barn Register nominations, as well as cultural resource reporting information.

Architectural Style Guide

Explore the rich architectural history of the state through this detailed, visual tour of architectural styles from the 1860s to the 1960s.

Architect Biographies

Discover a diverse group of practitioners who shaped the places we live, work and play.

How to......

Your one stop shopping area to a variety of issues relating to the preservation of historic sites and structures.  From how to preserve your historic windows, to the economic benefits of historic preservation.

Education and Training

Looking for ways to further your education and training about all things related to Historic Preservation, we have the master list for your training needs!

Preservation Laws

Study the intricacies of Historic Preservation laws at the state and federal level.

Preservation Training Videos

Can't make it to one of our workshops? We'll do our best to get them posted online for your viewing pleasure!