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DAHP and APT Northwest are pleased to announce a new virtual symposium addressing unreinforced masonry issues.  The webinar series will consist of (6) 60-75 minute webinars on various topics, and will run roughly once per week from Nov 3 - Dec 9, 2020. All webinars will begin at 1030am PDT.

DAHP and APT Northwest are co-hosting this now virtual series.  Our intent is to be able to deliver the same content as originally planned.  These webinars are offered for FREE by...


Request for Proposals- Due 11/2/2020

Filipino American Statewide Context and Survey

The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) seeks proposals for completing a context statement and survey of Filipino American historic places in Washington. Successful responses to this RFP must demonstrate knowledge of Filipino American history and expertise in surveying historic places. ...


The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is pleased to announce a new grant program to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities across Washington state.  The brick and mortar grants will fund physical preservation projects for historic buildings with spaces that foster community.

Communal gathering spaces are vital for rural communities.  They are physical environments that promote social interaction where...


Request for Proposals- Due 10/20/20

Capital Grant Program Administration

The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) seeks proposals for administrative assistance for the Third Places Grant Program. Successful responses to this RFP must demonstrate expertise in historic preservation and experience in administering state and federal grant programs. Download a...



CLOSING DATE: 10/16/2020

POSITION: Archaeologist Senior

SALARY: $27.06- 32.14, per hour DOE

REPORTS TO: Program Manager

LOCATION: History and Archaeology; Nespelem, Washington

Basic Functions: The position will entail both office and field work. The incumbent...


We know it's late, but we finally have a presentation of the SHPO Award winners! We really wanted to have an in-person event, but as time drew on we knew we would not be able to. So without further adieu, we hope you will join us in congratulating the 2020 winners! 

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Hello everyone, this is a note to let you know that DAHP has disconnected our land phone lines and each staff member has a cell phone assigned to them. The main number is still 360.586.3065. The STAFF DIRECTORY has been updated to reflect the current phone numbers for all staff. Of course we can all be reached by email as well.




Here is a reminder that comments on the Draft State Historic Preservation Plan 2021-26: Inhabiting Our History need to be provided to the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation by close of business on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. To view and upload the draft plan, go to: At the Preservation Plan web-page, you can read a cover...



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The cultural and historic resources of a community tell the story of its past, a past that makes any single community distinct from all other places.  From lumber mills to schools, sacred landscapes to archaeological sites, rustic cabins to...


The FY21 CLG grant awards have been announced, pending funding from the National Park Service. Check them out here:




NEW pool of sponsor-donated registrations:  We are very pleased to announce that several Summit Sponsors are donating some of their free registrations to a pool so that we can assist those experiencing financial hardship, either professionally (e.g. frozen training budgets) or personally (e.g. furlough).  Thank You so much, Sponsors; we are very grateful for your generosity and concern!!

If you or your employees are experiencing financial hardship...


The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation's Main Street Program recently released The Impact of Main Street in Washington State, once again documenting the positive impact that Main Street programs and historic preservation has on local and  state economies. To view the Executive Summary, the full report, and to access a printable version, go to: ...


The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is pleased to announce a new effort to identify, document, and commemorate the rich contributions of Filipino Americans to Washington State’s built history. This project is supported through a grant from the Underrepresented Communities Grant Program funded through the Historic Preservation Fund as administered by the National Park Service (NPS), Department of Interior.

This project builds on a...


State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) Allyson Brooks is pleased to announce the availability of the Draft State Historic Preservation Plan: 2021-26 for review and comment. To review the draft Plan, go to this link: to view the full document and the SHPO's cover letter. Comments are requested to be received by the agency by Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

To be...


The Nisqually Indian Tribe has been awarded a Tribal Heritage Grant through the National Park Service. On behalf of the Nisqually Indian Tribe, the Nisqually Tribal Historic Preservation Office is seeking an experienced cultural resources management professional(s) to prepare a Historic Site Context for up to three (3) properties that are significant to the Nisqually people. More infomation can be found at: ...


FEMA's Bothel office is looking to hire a Historic Preservation Specialist for Region X. 

Typical assignments include:

  • Providing guidance on historic resources, particularly with architecture, and applying it to FEMA projects and actions
  • Conducting field work, office research, document analysis and determinations
  • Communicating with all types of stakeholders
  • Making determinations on Section...

The annual meeting for the review of Certified Local Government grant applications is to take place August 12 via Zoom. The public is invited to listen to the applicant presentations, which will be from 9 am to approximately 2:00 pm. If there are any comments or questions they may be posted in the Chat feature of Zoom or emailed directly to

Please email or call Kim Gant...


The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation (WTHP) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for consulting services to prepare a management plan for the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area (MW-NHA). The MW-NHA was created by Congress in 2019 and embraces the state's marine shoreline from the Canadian border to Grays Harbor.

The successful consultant will assist the WTHP in identifying major tasks and milestones to occur in the development of a Management Plan;...


On line-Lecture: May 28, 12: 1:30
Featuring Dr. Leroy Little Bear 

Dr. Little Bear will compare the historical foundations of scientific thought from European and Indigenous perspectives, identifying paradigm differences that have become contemporary challenges to collaboration in resource management. One of the revered traditional knowledge holders of our lifetime, Dr. Leroy Little Bear was the...


Each year the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) make an award to up to two Washington History Day participants with our Archaeological and Historic Preservation Special Award

This year, DAHP is proud to announce the recipient of the 2020 Archaeological and Historic Preservation Award is Julius, a junior high school student from Vancouver. Julius' award winning History Day project was for...



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