Hi Everyone! Those of you that complete Historic Property Inventory forms in Wisaard may appreciate the information I have added to the website for download. It is an Excel spreadsheet of the characteristics tables for the Inventory Details. I though it would be helpful to have so you could see the entire list at one time and it may help you make better choices in those long menus. I have included it here so you can download or you can find it later on the website here: https://dahp.wa....more
News & Events
The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) seeks proposals for qualified firms to conduct an assessment of the capital needs of libraries in rural distressed counties for the purposes of developing a statewide grant program. The study will also include an assessment of the bonding and levy capacity of local governments/library districts to assist funding the capital needs of libraries. For a copy of the RFP and Addendum, contact: Greg Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org...more
Oregon NRCS is advertising for a State Archaeologist, GS-0193-12. Located in Portland and open to all U.S. citizens, this job opportunity opened today 06/05, and closes next Tuesday 06/12. Visit USAJOBS for further announcement details. Don’t hesitate to apply if you are interested, the short turn around time is only due to the national HR!
Acting State Cultural Resources Specialist/Archaeologist
The public is invited to attend the CLG grant committee meeting that will take place on June 12, 2018 in the DAHP conference room in Olympia, WA. During the meeting, each grant applicant is invited to make a short presentation explaining their request. The presentations may be in person or by phone. Each 10 minute presentation is followed by questions from the committee. Following the presentations the committee determines the awards. This year there are 16 applications and presentations...more
Washington State Historic Preservation Officer Dr. Allyson Brooks is launching a statewide effort to gain ideas and comments from the public for an updated state historic preservation plan. The current plan lapses in spring 2019 and can be viewed online at www.dahp.wa.gov/preservationplan. The plan outlines the goals and tasks necessary to preserve archaeological sites, buildings, districts, and landscapes that captures Washington’s...more
DAHP seeking qualified contractor for Rural Library Assessment Study:
The purpose of this study is to attain assessment of the capital needs of libraries in rural distressed counties for the purposes of developing a statewide grant program. The study will also include an assessment of the bonding and levy capacity of local governments/library districts to assist funding the capital needs of libraries. The consultant will prepare a draft and final report for...
The Pierce County Historic Preservation Commission is hosting a dedication ceremony for installation of an interpretive sign on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00 pm. This one-of-a-kind bridge near Sumner in Pierce County was nearly lost for replacement with a State Route 162 bridge, which was built nearby. To RSVP to attend the event, go to: http://piercecountywa.org/mcmillinbridge. The dedication will take place near the historic...more
Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) staff wil be on hand this Thursday (5/17) to host a public meeting about the Washington State Historic Preservation Plan update. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 pm in the historic Elks Lodge at 119 West 5th Avenue in the downtown Ellensburg Historic District. The meeting is being held to help DAHP define strategies and tasks for the state to achieve to better protect archaeological sites, landscapes, plus historic...more
The Knappton Cove Heritage Center, on the Columbia River and near the bridge to Astoria, is hosting an Open House and Annual Meeting on May 26th (Memorial Day weekend) from 1 to 4 pm. The center will start summer hours being open on Saturday and Sundays from noon to 4 pm. There will also be a Living History Lewis & Clark Encampment at the center on July 7 and 8. For more information about the center and events, visit their website at: ...more
After 25,000 project reviews, Russell Holter has officially transitioned from state government in order to follow his historic preservation passions as a consultant and writer. The agency looks forward to seeing more of Russell Holter’s historical research and writing on railroad history and other projects in Washington State. We wish Russell all the best in his new endeavor!!
If you previously worked with Russell and have questions about review processes going...more
This position is being advertised for the Ephrata Field Office, Natural Resources, located in Ephrata, WA.
Salary: $61,218.00 to $79,437.00 per year
Moving expenses are authorized
Announcements Open: 05/02/2018 to 05/16/2018
BR-PN-VA-CCA-18-193 - Open to current Federal employees serving under competitive service career or career-conditional...more
Celebrate Historic Preservation Month this weekend as the Tacoma Historical Society (THS) hosts its annual spring tour of historic homes in the city's north end neigbhorhoods. Tickets are $25 and benefit the Society's museum and many programs that honor and preserve Tacoma Heritage. For more information about homes on the tour and ticket information, go to: https://www.tacomahistory.org/historic-homes-of-tacoma...more
The Washington State Department of Commerce (COM) is seeking proposals to undertake a survey of unreinforced masonry buildings (URMs) in the state. Proposals are due to COM by cob on May 11. URMs are often historic buildings or located in historic districts and downtown areas. While important contributors to the historic character of our communities, they are also vulnerable to damage and could cause injury during seismic events. The State Legislature in interested in knowing how many and...more
As a reminder, please be sure to complete DAHP's questionnaire to update the State Historic Preservation Plan. Go to: dahp.wa.gov/preservationplan; it should take about 10 minutes to provide your responses. We are looking to gauge public support/interest for preserving heritage resources in Washington and how these resources impact you and your community. We are also looking for what issues you view as having the greatest impact on these...more
The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is launching its effort to write a new state historic preservation plan by 2019. Your ideas are needed to help us identify new goals and tasks for the state to achieve in order to better protect Washington's cultural and historic resources in coming years.
To help, you are invited to provide your responses and comments in our online survey. You can link to the questionnaire here: ...more
The Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP) announced today that applications to request funding through the new Historic Cemetery Grant program are now available.
“The Historic Cemetery Preservation program aims to help preserve historic cemeteries across the state and enable them to continue to serve their communities,” noted Dr. Allyson Brooks, director of the State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation....
The Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife (DFW) isrecruiting to fill one part-time permanent Natural Resource Scientist 3 – Architectural Historian position in the Capital and Asset Management Program located at 600 Capitol Way, Olympia, Thurston County, Washington.
Please follow the job link to learn more about the position and how to apply.
Dear Colleagues and Friends of the Women’s History Consortium, Washington State Historical Society,
The recent passage of the exciting legislation creating the Washington State Women’s Commission provides support for a statewide commemoration of the 2020 National Women’s Suffrage Centennial.
The Washington State Historical Society is currently accepting applications for a new position entitled Women’s Suffrage...more
The announcement for the GS-11/12 Historian position in Planning, Environmental and Cultural Resources Branch will open 4/11 and close on 4/24.
Merit (candidates w/ federal career status)- WTHF187111180769 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496511000
DEU (general public)- WTHF187111180770D https://www.usajobs.gov/...more