The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is saddened to note the passage of Les Eldridge of Olympia on 8/1/2019 at age 81. Everyone, especially in the Puget Sound basin and associated with public life, governmental affairs, public policy, and heritage knew, or knew of, Les Eldridge. In addition to his active public life, Les was a highly regarded historian and champion of history and historic preservation in all aspects of his varied and colorful career. He was...more
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The US Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) is advertising for an Archaeologist based in the agency's Yakima Office. Closing date to apply is 8/19/19. Fom more information and application process, go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/541555500.more
After years of hard work and with your support, we finally were successful in establishing a new Washington State National Maritime Area in the largest public lands package in more than a decade. Led by Senator Cantwell and with the strong support of the Washington State Congressional Delegation, the John D. Dingell Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, which added Washington State to the National Maritime Heritage program, passed the U.S. Congress and was signed into law in March of...more
The White River Valley Museum in Auburn is hosting a dedication event celebrating completion of restoration work at the historic Pioneer Cemetery on Thursday August 22 from 6 to 7 pm. This project was assisted by the State's Historic Cemetery Rehabilitation grant program. For location and more information about the event go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/2536621456400699/more
Old Wisaard is back up and that is what you should use. New Wisaard will not be launched yet. Thank you for your patience. We are working really hard with our contractor and it’s just not quite there yet.
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Follow this link : https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540591000 for job description and how to apply. Submittals must be received by the Navy by 8/5/2019.more
The National Preservation Institute (NPI) has announced its training and seminar offerings for September 2019 to May 2020. The NPI is a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1980 to educate those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of our cultural heritage. Courses are typically one to three days, convened in locations across the nation, and cover a wide range of cultural resource management topics; for example from identifying and evaluating...more
Heritage enthusiasts will find much to enjoy at The Historic Trust’s 3rd Annual Vancouver Chautauqua, a week-long series of tours, talks, and exhibits exploring regional history and culture. Enjoy presentations on architecture, art, and music, and opportunities to experience sites like Providence Academy and Officers Row at tours guided by local experts. Among the speakers is state architectural historian Michael Houser who will...more
Calling all local preservationists! NAPC FORUM will be in Tacoma next year so let's get some session proposals going.
The National Alliance for Preservation Commissions is the national non-profit that provides assistance and training to local historic preservation commissions. This is the first time the conference will be on the west coast and DAHP is a planning partner!more
The Washington State Historical Society (WSHS), based in Tacoma, is seeking applications for its new Tribal Liaison position. For job description and information for applying, follow this link:more
Buildings Located at 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, 98021 are being offered by the private owner, Pulte Homes, as a mitigation requirement by the City of Bothell.
(Post corrected 7/10/2019 with corrected telephone number)
Ericksen House: This house was constructed by a member of the Ericksen family but was sold 6 years after construction in 1910....more
Every year DAHP must pass through 10% of our federal funding to Certified Local Governments, which amounts to about 100,000. CLGs submit grant applications in April and the grant review committee met June 12. This year's awardees are:
In preparation for the upcoming launch of new WISAARD, the system will be totally unavailable beginning at 5PM on Thursday June 27 until Friday June 28 at 5 PM. Please wrap up any data entry before that time. We have to stop data entry so everything can be backed up. This takes a good 8 hours. Isn't everyone going on vacation starting that weekend anyway? You don't have to think about this until you get back :)
In addition, DAHP staff will not be able to...more
The WA Chapter of the American Planning Association and Planning Association of Washington (PAW) is seeking nominations for Great Streets in Washington State. Historic communities, downtowns, and neighborhoods have great streets that meet the awards criteria. So, this is a great opportunity to showcase the great streets in historic places in your community. Nominations are due on July 22nd. Follow this link to the nomination form, categories, and criteria:
Cultural Resource Consultants LLC (CRC) is now accepting applications for a Lead Cultural Resources Monitor for a construction monitoring project in Alaska. The work will begin in late May 2019 and will continue until November 2019.
This year's Historic Preservation Month ended in fitting fashion on Thursday, May 30 with presentation of Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation by State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) Allyson Brooks. Eight individuals, organizations, and projects were honored by the SHPO and the historic preservation community at the ceremony that took place in the elegant Legislative Reception Room in the state capitol...more
The Planning Association of Washington (PAW) announces registration is open for the latest in its series of land-use related "boot camps," this one with a focus on the intersection of historic preservation and local land use planning. The historic preservation "Boot Camp" is scheduled for June 14, 2019 at the Hal Holmes Community Center in historic downtown Ellensburg. Registration for the full-day event is $80.00 for PAW members and $100.00 for non-members plus AICP CM...more
The National Park Service Vanishing Treasures Program has announced that it has a few slots available for attending its Wood and Log Preservation Repair workshop, July 15-19 at Grand Teton National Park.
The five day Wood and Log Preservation and Repair workshop covers beginning wood science and log repair techniques to prepare trainees to effectively care for historic log structures.
Using the White Grass Dude Ranch as a laboratory, students will start the workshop...more
Jacobs is hiring a History Intern to assist with the archival documentation of original photographs of the Kittitas Division of the Yakima Project, which is operated and managed by the Kittitas Reclamation District (KRD).
The Kittitas Division irrigates approximately 59,000 acres in the Kittitas Valley. Construction of the Kittitas Division started in 1926 and was completed in 1933. Its design involved “more types and different...more
The time is coming for you to get to know Wisaard 3.0! So many great changes (Change is Good!) are coming and we're excited to show it to you! Over the past few years we have been listening to user suggestions and have implemented many improvements in this new release (It's going to be great!). The main goal of this project was to make Wisaard more user friendly. So some things you can expect to see are:
- New portal and web address (You will still need a SAW account,...