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The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is pleased to announce an open competitive process to select a contractor to identify and survey historic sites in the State of Washington relating to Black history. Specifically, we are soliciting the services of historians and architectural historians to identify Black “creators” (architects, designers, engineers, artists, builders, etc) who have made contributions to Washington’s built...more
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DAHP is hosting a virtual tax credit workshop geared toward beginners to the program or those who would like a refresher. Michael Houser will be giving a talk on how National Register works alongside the tax credit program; Kim Gant will be going over program requirements and application writing. And finally we have David Trayte, the National Park Service reviewer for Washington State. I have asked him to address specific topics that come up a lot...more
The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) intends to award a sole source contract to the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation (Trust) to provide education and outreach services on behalf of the agency as Codified in Title 54 of the United States Code: § 302304(a): "Any State may carry out all or any part of its responsibilities under this subsection by contract or cooperative agreement with any qualified nonprofit organization or educational institution....more
Hi all, it is always great to see educational opportunities come our way. I wanted to spread the word about some pre-conference workshops from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. They are free and open to everyone. You must register for each session, but conference registration is not required.
The lineup is below and here is the link to register: ...more
Funding for two state grant programs is available for owners of historic barns and for those with stewardship responsibilities over historic cemeteries in Washington State.
This marks the eighth round of grant funding through the Heritage Barn Initiative. The Initiative established the Heritage Barn Register in 2007, a statewide list of historically significant barns, and owners of designated Heritage Barns are once again eligible to apply for matching grants available to assist with...more
DAHP administers the state’s inventory of cultural resources within a GIS framework. But did you know that DAHP also collects and administers data for all programs that we administer, including grants, Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits, Human Remains cases, regulatory compliance, Certified Local Governments, Main Street, and archaeological permitting. We use this data to report on our activities to the legislature as well as the National Park Service to illustrate our progress toward...more
HRA is seeking an Architectural Historian 1 to join our collaborative team of experts in our Eugene, Oregon office. This is an entry-level salaried position with an anticipated pay range of $52,600–$55,000 depending on experience and qualifications. The duration of employment is anticipated to be a minimum of 6 months with the opportunity for extension...more
The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is pleased to announce grant awards for 14 historic rehabilitation projects for Third Places throughout the Washington State in Auburn, Centralia, Chelan, Harrington, Hoquiam, Port Hadlock, Port Ludlow, Port Townsend, Pullman, Snoqualmie, Thorp, Tokeland, and Vashon Island. This funding is supported through a grant from the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program provided through the Historic...more
Archaeology Survey and Inventory Coordinator position (REQ-68582) has been posted.
The Archaeology Survey and Inventory Coordinator administers the state programs for the identification, recordation, and evaluation of historic properties significant for their archaeological or ethnographic associations in compliance with federal and state laws and guidance and professional best practices. The position creates and maintains processes and information...more
ICF is hiring! The Senior Historic Preservation Specialist will provide cultural resource management services as a client-facing technical lead, with capabilities that include project management and senior-level technical expertise. The Senior Historic Preservation Specialist will also lead the preparation of proposals, communication with clients, and tracking project budgets and schedules. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in architectural...more
Have you ever thought about putting your skills to use towards protecting and planning for the future of Washington's historic and cultural resources? Located in Olympia, the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is seeking a Historic and Cultural Resources Planner (Facilities Planner 2). In this position, you would provide historic preservation policy direction, cultural resources management, and budget and planning guidance to direct state stewardship of the public and historic...more
DAHP is seeking a consultant to serve as our Capital Grants Administrator. The consultant will perform a variety of tasks relative to 4 capital grant programs that have been funded by the Legislature for the 2021-23 biennium. Tasks include but are not limited to convening grant review committees, managing a competitive grant application process, developing scopes of work with grantees, conducting grant workshops, conducting site visits before, during and after grant work, assisting...more
It is with great sadness that we recognize the sudden passing of Dr. Alston Thoms, Archaeologist at Texas A& M University. Alston conducted archaeology in Washington state and undertook the first systematic archaeological research on camas ovens and camas processing...more
SHPO Announces 2021 Winners for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation
OLYMPIA - Dr. Allyson Brooks, State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and Director of the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) announced the 2021 award winners for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation. The award recognizes persons, organizations, and projects achieving distinction in the field of historic preservation in various...more
The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) intends to award a sole source contract to the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation to provide services for the management and administration of the WA State Main Street program.
The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is the only statewide non-profit organization dedicated solely to historic preservation. It is the entity that first developed the program before it was transferred to the...more