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There are several National Preservation Institute training opportunities coming up in the area this spring. See the links for details. NEPA Compliance for Cultural Resources - Portland - March 14-15 Section 4(f) Compliance for Historic Properties - Portland - March 16-17 Section 106: Agreement Documents - Seattle - May 8-10... more
Depicting modern logging in Grays Harbor and Mason counties, our exhibit displays twenty-nine of Tylczak's evocative images, plus one-hundred-and-eighty cycled on our flat-panel TV. As Simpson's bridge shows, John Tylczak has mastered the black-and-white art of the large-format camera. Inspired by legendary logging photographers B. B. Jones and Darius Kinsey, Tylczak is described by state historian John Hughes as "a gifted photographer," his works, "historically significant and artistically... more
On Friday, on behalf of Governor Jay Inslee, State Historic Preservation Officer, Dr. Allyson Brooks, had the incredible honor of repatriating the Ancient One, known as Kennewick Man, back to his family, the five claimant tribes. The tribes had been working to retrieve their ancestor for 20 years. Two years ago... more
Hi Everyone! This week I am sharing a video tutorial specifically for EZ2 users. Recall that the EZ2 is a shortened version of the historic property inventory form for non-cultural resources professionals. Hope it helps some of you! More videos are in the works! You can find the video on our website in the Tutorials section. /wisaard-and-historic-property-inventory-phase-iii-rollout Also, the rollout of E-APE has... more
What a great video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50kuiQNEkWM&feature=youtu.be     more
Early Bird Registration for the 2017 Summit Opens is now OPEN!!  We look forward to seeing you at the 10th annual Summit in beautiful Suquamish, WA.  To receive the Early Bird discount, be sure to register by the April 24 deadline; registration forms and links are now available on the Summit website. Please keep in mind all the important information and deadlines listed below. The Preliminary... more
Compl Early Bird Registration for the 2017 Summit Opens is now OPEN!!  We look forward to seeing you at the 10th annual Summit in beautiful Suquamish, WA.  To receive the Early Bird discount, be sure to register by the April 24 deadline; registration forms and links are now available on the Summit website. Please keep in mind all the important information and deadlines listed below.   The Preliminary... more

Revitalize WA Downtown Ellensburg | April 24-26, 2017

Mark your calendars - RevitalizeWA will take place April 24-26, 2017 in downtown Ellensburg! We are excited to work with the Ellensburg Downtown Association and local community partners to plan an excellent conference in this nationally-accredited Washington Main Street Community. RevitalizeWA is Washington's annual statewide conference focused on historic preservation and economic... more
Does your community have a special city or town park that should be documented by the Historic American Landscape Survey? Well it's time for the 8th Annual HALS Challenge. https://www.nps.gov/hdp/competitions/HALS_Challenge.html For the 8th annual HALS Challenge, the NPS invites you to document a historic city or town park. In 2016, the National Park Service celebrated its centennial with the FIND YOUR PARK movement to spread the word about the amazing national parks and the... more
The City of Bellingham has released this RFQ. Please see the link below for more information. https://www.cob.org/Documents/planning/waterfront/waterfront-rfq-historic-resources-plan.pdf   more
Happy Monday everyone! Time for some Wisaard fun facts! Q: Sometimes when I use the Filter Search in Wisaard I get duplicate results? What is that? What should I do? A: A duplicate result is when the same exact Resource, with the same exact identification number, appears in search results more than once. This could potentially occur when searching in any of the data categories using the Filter Search function. For example, say I wanted to find all of... more
DISCOVERING ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN SPAIN University of Washington Archaeology Field School PROGRAM DATES: June 26, 2017 - July 26, 2017 (UW Summer A term) LOCATION: Son Servera, Mallorca, Spain CREDITS: Students can earn 12 credits of ARCHY 270 through UW; this typically transfers to about 8 credits for semester schools. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: In this program, students will join a team of American and Spanish archaeologists in order to learn various techniques of archaeological... more
The Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum will hold its Annual Meeting, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Olympia Community Center, 222 Columbia Street NW.   The program "Odd Olympia," starts at 1:30 pm with business meeting to follow.  Local historians will present the history of some of Olympia’s odd characters and events including the “Pagan Frolic,” details about Bill Greenwood and his ark and the life and work of spiritualist and suffragist Rev. Genevra Lake.   The program is... more
RevitalizeWA is Washington State’s annual historic preservation and Main Street conference. The 2017 conference will be held in Ellensburg, April 24-26. In an effort to bring fresh and diverse voices to the study of Historic Preservation and Main Streets at RevitalizeWA, the fellowship supports first-time attendance by students and young professionals with interest in gaining professional exposure to the fields of preservation and downtown revitalization, as well as by practitioners and... more
Hi All! I'm back after a little time away (and the blog was broken for a while so nothing got posted). Hope you are all having a wonderful new year! Q: I see a Determined Not Eligible red triangle on the map for a Property, but when I look at the Project History associated with that Property, I don't see the same info. What is the deal? A: Before we started with online survey all of the determinations were made on paper forms. These forms were all uploaded as PDFs... more
Nominations Sought for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation The Washington state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is seeking nominations for the 26th Annual Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation.  This awards program recognizes persons, organizations, and projects that have achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation.  Award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony held during... more
OUTREACH NOTICE The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is filling a permanent GS-0193-12 Archeologist in Hood River, OR. We hope to advertise the position in early winter 2017. Our goal is to have a successful candidate selected in time to transition with the current incumbent. The Columbia River Gorge is world renowned for its complex and diverse cultural history. Tribal occupation in the region is marked by ancient villages, images, legendary sites, monuments and traditional... more
A recent three page memorandum from Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director of Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science at the National Park Service (NPS), announces a reversal of a 1997 policy that limited the transmittal of Historic American Building Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) to the Library of Congress (LOC) in Washington, D.C. Toothman's memo explains: On October 1, 1997, the NPS,...issued a policy... more
The vacancy announcements for the Regional Chief Architect (RCA) position located in Auburn is open through Wednesday, December 21st. This position works with historic properties owned or managed by the U.S. General Services Administration  in the Northwest Region. One announcement (1710357LMMP) is open for current career / career conditional employees, and the other announcement (... more

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