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It's Baaaack! I have a lot of new frequently asked questions about Wisaard so let's do it! 

Q: When I am uploading photos, sometimes the information I type in the fields disappears. Why is that? What can I do?

A: This is because in order to save the text in photo data fields you must click outside of each text field before moving to the next one. This click serves to save the data you just typed. Get into the habit of typing, then clilck outside...

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FIRE ARCHAEOLOGY TRAINING COURSE

June 11 – 15, 2018
Lassen National Forest, California

DESCRIPTION:  This course is intended to provide participants with the foundation to serve as Archaeologist (ARCH) during wildland fire incidents. Archaeologist work with Incident Management Teams, Resource Advisors, and fireline personnel to address concerns about the impacts of wildland fire, fire operations and post-fire conditions on cultural resources. Archaeologist...

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What are the places important to you? 

At a time when challenges to immigration and diversity dominate much of our public discourse, acknowledging and preserving the historical legacy of Latinos in Washington is more important than ever. With a grant from the National Park Service and under direction of the state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, we are excited to announce a project highlighting to a statewide audience the history and contributions of the...

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The Pocantico Center Preservation Fellowship is a two-week residential fellowship in historic preservation that provides the opportunity to reside and work in the historic Marcel Breuer House at Pocantico Hills, NY from Monday, July 16 through Sunday, July 29, 2018. Anticipate arrival Monday, July 16 afternoon.

Funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Pocantico fellowship is structured to provide professionals with two...

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From our friends in Tacoma!

The Buffalo Soldiers Museum presents American History and Culture, Black History Month Film, screening "Held in Trust: The Story of Lt. Henry O. Flipper," about the first black man to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy. 

Dates: February 10 and 17, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: 1940 South Wilkeson, Tacoma, WA 98405

Museum Free and open to the public. Donations...

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Hi All! We have recently updated the Wisaard archaeology form tutorial (mostly for claification of functionality) and I also wrote some Historic Property Inventory guidance. If you work with these forms at all please check them out. 

You can find all of the tutorials here: https://dahp.wa.gov/project-review/wisaard-system Scroll to the bottom and look for the most recent dates.

As always, let us know if you have any...

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I'm busily working with the team here at the Washington State Historical Society to produce the next issue of the magazine, which is my first as editor.  I wanted to reach out to ask for your help in highlighting noteworthy history/heritage/historica preservation exhibits, programs, events and/or publications that may be debuting during APRIL, MAY and JUNE of this year.  We're experimenting with a new feature in the magazine (working title: "39 Counties") to...

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The Certified Local Government Program (CLG) helps local governments work toward preserving Washington’s irreplaceable historic and cultural resources as assets for the future. This unique nationwide program of financial and technical assistance was established by the National Historic Preservation Act in 1980. In Washington, the CLG program is implemented and administered by the Department of Archaeology and Historic...

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The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is looking to see how well we are doing in our customer service.

Please click the link to take the survey!  

LINK to SURVEY

Your participation is appreciated!

 

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Looking to learn more about Historic Preservation? Sharpening our skills or finding continuing education training (whether for ourselves or others) should be a high priority. To make this chore easier, we have curated a list of training opportunities in the Western United States that may be of help. The following is a list of activities you should strongly consider participating in or send a delegate to represent your organization. There are many other training opportunities on the East...

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January 18, 2018 (room is full, but there may be a waitlist) 9:00am-4:00pm Public Works building City of Issaquah

Contact: Lucy Sloman, LucyS@issaquahwa.gov<mailto:LucyS@issaquahwa.gov>

 

January 29, 2018

9:30am-4:30pm

Redmond City Council Chambers

15670 NE 85th St

Redmond, WA

Contact: Cathy Beam, cbeam@redmond.gov<mailto:cbeam@redmond.gov>

 

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The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Office of Federal Agency Programs is pleased to announce that registration has opened for our Spring 2018 Section 106 Webinar Series. Four topics will be presented: “Defining the Area of Potential Effects” (Beginner), “Archaeological Sites and Section 106: A Discussion on Identification and Evaluation” (Beginner), “Managing Confidential Information and Section 304” (Intermediate), and “Planning for...

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The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is seeking nominations for the 27th Annual Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation. This awards program recognizes persons, organizations, and projects that have achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation. 

Award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony held during National Historic Preservation Month, celebrated in May each year. The ceremony and reception...

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It is with a profound sense of sadness that we report the passing of Ms. Adeline Fredin, past Director and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO), for the Colville Confederated Tribes. She was one of the first THPOs in the nation and developed a nationwide model for tribal historic preservation programs incorporating historic and archaeological protection efforts with a unique tribal perspective.

Adeline was a foundational figure in Washington archaeology and tribal...

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The Society of Architectural Historians, Marion Dean Ross (Pacific Northwest) chapter is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for our upcoming annual conference in Astoria, Oregon from May 18-20, 2018. The theme of the conference is, “Constructing Community: Architecture, Diversity, and Identity in the Pacific Northwest.” Submissions for 20-minute papers or 10-minute work-in-progress presentations are welcome. As usual, proposals that address the theme are encouraged, but...

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The Society of Architectural Historians, Marion Dean Ross (Pacific Northwest) chapter is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for our upcoming annual conference in Astoria, Oregon from May 18-20, 2018. The theme of the conference is, “Constructing Community: Architecture, Diversity, and Identity in the Pacific Northwest.” Submissions for 20-minute papers or 10-minute work-in-progress presentations are welcome. As usual, proposals that address the theme are encouraged, but...

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The Olympia Historical Society & Bigelow House Museum is sponsoring the Olympia Holiday Tour of Historic Homes on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from noon to 4:00 p.m.  Eight historic properties will be open including the Bigelow House at 918 Glass Avenue NE, where tickets will be available the day of the tour.  Tickets also available at the Coach House, 211 21st Avenue SW day of the tour and for advance ticket purchase, see www.olympiahistory.org...

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The date and location for the annual conference of the Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians has been set!  The conference will be held in Astoria, Oregon, May 18-20, 2018. 

Our conference committee is working away, planning a stellar conference, as you can imagine it would be in such a wonderful place.  Please mark your calendars.

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About the Position:
This position is in the Environmental Branch of the Programs, Planning and Project Management Division. This Cultural Resources Section Chief will provide technical and administrative supervision for staff who conduct historic, cultural and tribal consultation and compliance for all District Civil Works projects. This includes the National Historic Preservation Act, the Archeological Resources Protection Act, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation...

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