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We are pleased to announce the celebration of October as Washington State Archaeology Month.    Please see our  public service announcement and feel free to share with others.  As your local media outlet to run it on your local TV station.
During this special time, we promote a... more
Greetings! I was on vacation last week so there was no post. I had a lovely time in the Canadian Rockies. Saw two grizzly bears! Good stuff. Kim Q: Where is Ranch on the historic property inventory form styles menu? A: DAHP  categorizes Ranch as a Form/Type, not a style. A Ranch form can have many different styles. A Ranch that has no particular stylistic features is just a Ranch form, leave the style field blank or use No Style. If it is a Ranch that has... more
Basic Duties: Incumbent’s responsibilities in this Exempt position will entail both office and field work. The incumbent will prepare scopes of work and budgets for projects. Incumbent will conduct archaeological fieldwork (i.e., survey/inventory, evaluative testing, mitigation, and treatment activities) on a project-by-project basis. Incumbent is expected to have experience in all phases of archaeological projects and understand site recording, mapping, photography, and site interpretations... more
As promised here is the weekly post! Keep the questions coming! Send them to Question:  Why do I have to email letters instead of uploading them into Wisaard? Answer:  The simple answer is that Wisaard does not yet have a reliable way to notify staff that your Project materials have been uploaded, with the exception of EZ-2s. We understand that this is confusing and we are all doing our best... more
FINAL Washington Main Street Logo Color         The proposed rules are available now on our website for review and comment. Click the Main Street logo for more info.    more
Greetings! I am going to start posting some of the great questions (with answers) that we get about Wisaard here on the BLOG. Hope these help make it more user friendly! As always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to us at!  DAHP answers are in RED. Question #1 (from a consultant): Could I get a clarification on the process for submitting an activity? When doing a project, I typically move along... more
Preservation Groups Unite to Support Historic Structures in Olympic National Park Washington (June 15, 2016) — National, state and local preservation groups have recently joined together to support the preservation of historic structures in Olympic National Park, a vast wilderness comprised of glacier-capped mountains, rain forests, and over 70 miles of Pacific coastline. Recently, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington ruled... more
Greetings from DAHP! Recently I gave a presentation with some information regarding where we are and where we are going with the Wisaard system. I also included some tips for filling out the HPI form and navigating through the Project module. There is a link to it here and you can also find it on the website! Happy reading! Kim Gant   more
The Annual  J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation  honor and call attention to the preservation and restoration of America’s historic properties and to celebrate innovative redesign and usage of great buildings from our past. The National Housing... more
Check in where the fun begins at Hills’ Restaurant... more
CITY OF LACEY REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the City of Lacey at City Hall, 420 College Street SE, Lacey, WA 98503 until 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016, for the following work:  EXHIBIT DESIGN FOR 50TH ANNIVERSARY TRAVELING EXHIBIT The City of Lacey is accepting proposals from qualified museum exhibit designers to design a traveling exhibit to celebrate Lacey’s... more
Activities Celebrating the Places of our Labor and Industrial History  The Olympia Heritage Commission is teaming up with multiple partners to celebrate Preservation Month under the theme, “Labor in Olympia: This Place Matters.”  Part of a national campaign each May, Preservation Month recognizes the historic places that matter to communities all over the country. The catalyst for choosing this year’s theme is the donation of a sculpture by local artist John Vanek to the... more
The public is invited to attend a meeting for the Certified Local Government Grant program on June 1, 2016 at the DAHP offices in Olympia. DAHP received 16 applications for FY 2017 and presentations will be made by the applicants. DAHP is required to grant a minimum of 10% of our federal Historic Preservation Fund allocation each year to Certified Local Governments.For more about the program see here. The first presentation will be... more
2016 Joint Awards Program Sponsored by: The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Planning Association of Washington Call for Nominations The Planning Association of Washington (PAW) and the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Washington) are pleased to announce the 2016 Awards Program. For the 30th year, the associations will jointly honor outstanding contributions to the field of planning in... more
BASIC FUNCTIONS: Designs, develops, writes, implements, and maintains a centralized geographic information system that accommodates use by all departments. Identifies, documents, and analyzes work processes for the purpose of automating tasks using GIS technology. Sets up and administers networked computer workstations for GIS as well as general business applications and data communication. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education and Training): The position typically requires a Bachelor’s degree... more
LANDMARKS CAPITAL GRANT PROGRAM Basics Deadline: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at 5:00 pm PST Link: The entire community benefits when we make our historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes a priority. We support projects large and small, urban and rural—if you own a historic landmark in King County, don’t miss this... more
4Culture seeks a summer intern to assess the current practice of historic preservation in King County, and to contribute to efforts to better identify and manage historic cultural properties associated with communities of color and other communities that have been underrepresented in historic surveys and designations. This internship will provide professional experience in historic preservation practice in the region, with the goal of... more


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