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The Intern - Historic Preservation Program announcement on the City of Tacoma website will close on January 27, 2019 @ 5:00 PM (Pacific). If you know any interested parties who would be great candidates for the position, please let them know and/or forward the link below.

To view the full job posting go to:



Greetings everyone,

We are slowly but surely making progress on Wisaard bugs discovered after the launch. Thanks to everyone who reported issues and waited patiently while we worked to fix them. We are a small staff working as hard as we can to make your experience the best it can be. 

A couple of updates:

- We have changed slightly the internal workings of the login procedure with the intent of having fewer login issues with usernames. If you have previously...


Greetings to All Wisaard users!

I am writing to let you all know that we are going to try to launch Wisaard 3.0 this coming Friday, December 13. Here is a step by step of what will happen. Please ask if you have questions.

1. Beginning Friday, December 13 at 6:30 AM, Wisaard will be down. It will be down until around 5:00 PM.
2. Developer/WaTech/Morgan will do some technical things that are too numerous to list, but it will take a few hours. This includes creating a...


 The WDFW is looking for Cultural Resources vendors for our master list.  These are vendors that will be on call.  For questions contact:

RFQQ 19-00038



Margaret Rennie

Washington Department...


The Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum is sponsoring the Holiday Tour of Historic Homes.  This year’s event is on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from noon to 4:00 pm featuring nine historic properties including the Bigelow House at 918 Glass Avenue NE.

This year marks 30 years of holiday historic home tours in Olympia and the 2019 event highlights   outstanding examples of 19th and 20th century residential architecture representing important eras in...


The Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board will consider a nomination of the Georgetown Steam Plant Pump House at its meeting this coming Wednesday November 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm at Seattle City Hall. Written comments on the nomination must be received by the Preservation Board by 3:00 pm on Tuesday November 5. For more information and to view the Pump House nomination and other nominations, go to: ...


The application period is now open for the Preserving Washington Works grant program.

Applications are due December 16, 2019!



We are pleased to announce that DAHP has been awarded a grant from the National Park Service as part of the Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program. The goals of the program, which we are calling Preserving Washington Works, are: 1. Bridge the gap between cost of rehabilitation and market rate for housing costs in rural communities  2. Encourage public/private investment and partnerships in rural communities

We have been awarded a little over $200,000 to be used for...


The Cowlitz County Historic Preservation Commission invites you to attend the Six Rivers Film Festival! This free event will be held Saturday, October 19th at the Kelso Theater Pub in Kelso, WA.  Doors open at 3pm with free snacks available. The Festival features short documentaries about great local places in Cowlitz County such as Stella, the Lewis River Valley, Ryderwood, West Kelso, the Waterfront and more! 

To view the event poster, go to: ...


Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants is seeking to hire multiple project Field Technicians, and one full-time Principal Investigator.  The bulk of fieldwork assignments will be focused in Pierce and King Counties, with occasional projects assigned statewide. The P.I. will meet the Secretary of Interior's Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology Professionals and will be located in our Olympia, WA office. Pay is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants...


The Pacific Northwest Archaeological Society (PNWAS) is hosting a lecture entitled The Yakama-Cowlitz Trail: History, Archaeology, and an Approach to Evaluation on Friday night, October 18th from 7 to 9:00 pm at the Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE in Seattle 98115. The lecture will be given by Rick McClure, Retired U.S. Forest Service Archaeologist. The lecture is $10 for non-members and free to PNWAS members. For more information go to the PNWAS website here:...


A reminder that applications for the State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) Historic Cemetery Grant program are due to be submitted to the WA Trust for Historic Preservation (WTHP)) on Wednesday October 23rd at 5:00 pm. For more information about the grant program, plus the on-line application form and guidelines, go to:


Tulane University along with the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) of the National Park Service has issued a Call for Papers to be presented at the 8th National Forum on Historic Preservation Policy on October 9-10, 2020 at Tulane University in New Orleans.  The 8th National Forum on Historic Preservation Policy will explore strategies to develop new or revise local historic preservation policies or practices to integrate better historic preservation...


WA State Historic Preservation Officer Allyson Brooks has joined with California SHPO Juli Polanco in announcing the global launch of the Climate Heritage Network (CHN) on October 24th and 25th from Edinburgh, Scotland. For more information about the CHN, joining the CHN, and participating in the October 24th Launch event, go to the website at:

Following is a joint statement about the CHN and a...


The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the award of two Save America's Treasures (SAT) grants to help preserve historic properties in Washington State: Seattle City Light's Georgetown Steam Plant and Building 305 (the Quartermasters Office and Storehouse) at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend. Each project will receive $500,000 to help restore these designated National Historic Landmarks (NHL). The highly competitive SAT historic preservation grant program made awards to...


The Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) is seeking applicants for its Orlando Ridout V Fieldwork Fellowship program. For  information about the fellowships and the VAF, go to the VAF website at:

Grants of between $500 to $1,000 are available to qualified applicants in the following 5 categories: 

1.     Field...


The Trust Board of Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve (NHR), based on central Whidbey Island and including Coupeville, has just announced that the organization is now accepting applications for the Ebey's Reserve Preservation Grants program. The grant program is a partnership of the Trust Board and the Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) with funding provided by the Washington State Legislature. Applications to receive...


Hey the City of Walla Walla is looking for a consultant to write their National Register nomination and do some more survey. This is a CLG grant funded project.


The National Park Service (NPS) Technical Preservation Services (TPS) has issued its 2018 Annual Report on the Economic Impact of the Federal Historic Tax Credit program. Find the link to the press release here:



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