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Wisaard will be down for about two hours 8-10:30 am Thursday morning 10-5-2017 for some updates. 


The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is partnering with the Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) and the Emergency Management Division (EMD) of the State Military Department to host a workshop on developing a statewide action plan for assisting heritage organizations to prepare for and recover in the event of a disaster. This is a timely workshop that will provide for audience interaction to learn and think about the cultural resources under your stewardship...

2006 photo of Miller-Brewer House with barn in background The State Historic Preservation Officer and DAHP staff are sadly reminded about the fragility of our heritage resources with the sudden and complete destruction of the Miller-Brewer House near the Grand Mound community in south Thurston... more

A quick reminder that proposals are due to be submitted to DAHP no later than 5:00 pm this coming Friday, July 14th.  The project is Phase II of DAHP's effort to document and better understand the historic experience of the Hispanic community in Washington State. Phase II will focus on that experience from the mid to later decades of the 20th century in the Seattle metropolitan area and examining efforts by the community to organize and strive for a stronger voice in the affairs of...

This is to notify you that Wisaard will be unavailable on Thursday June 29. We understand that this is short notice, but it is unavoidable and we ask for your understanding. Wisaard will be unavailable so that we can install the new E-APE feature. It should be back up and running on Friday June 30. However, please note that in the event of a state government shut-down, Wisaard will again be unavailable. If a state budget is not reached by 5:00 pm on June 30, Wisaard will be shut down.
The Washington State DAHP is requesting proposals for the inventory, documentation, evaluation and nomination of historic places in the Puget Sound region associated with Latino heritage. Proposals due July 14, 2017. Follow this link: /ethnic-preservation to DAHP's webpage with more information about the project and a link to the RFP document. Should you have any questions, contact Greg Griffith at: or 360-586-3073.

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) and the Vanishing Treasures Program announces the availability of applications to their upcoming workshop on Traditional Finishes: Lime-Based Treatments at Grand Teton National Park on July 25-27. To register, go to this google forms link:

DAHP's Assistant State Anthropologist Juliette Vogel was injured in a serious vehicle accident in SeaTac early Sunday morning as she was returning home after a week's vacation with family. As of this writing, Juliette is currently in recovery at Harborview Hospital but expected to be released in the next day or two and return to her home in Olympia and under the care of family members. SHPO Allyson Brooks and State Anthropologist Guy Tasa are keeping in close contact with her and family members... more

EZ Form Training 

EZ Webinar for non-cultural resources professionals Date: July 13, 2017 Time: 10 am until 11:15 am Join Kim Gant for a comprehensive training webinar on the EZ forms including a tutorial of the EZ-2 in Wisaard. This webinar is limited to 100 participants and registration is required. This training will cover:
  • When EZ-1,  EZ-2, and EZ-3 forms are necessary
  • Searching for existing properties on the map...
Happy June! Maybe some of you are seeing the sun?? The 2017 Training Calendar has been updated and there are some really interesting opportunities coming available both near and far.  The University of Florida is holding a field school in Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Yes please!  The theme of the Field School is Photogrammetry 3D Laser Scanning and Imaging of Historic Properties.  The Field School can be taken as a 3-week, 3-credit course or separate one week, non-credit workshops.... more
Hi Everyone, Sometimes we send out notices to Wisaard users that Wisaard will be down for maintenance, upgrades etc... But you may or may not receive the message. Why is that? DAHP uses the email address that you provided to SAW when you signed up for an account for notification of maintenance and updates. This may be different than the email that you provided when you signed up for the WISAARD application itself.  If your email is not up to date in the SAW system then you will not receive... more
Position announcement: Executive Director The Southwest Seattle Historical Society, the community heritage organization for the Duwamish peninsula since 1984, seeks an Executive Director to focus on fundraising, outreach and volunteer recruitment and provide overall management of the organization. Application deadline The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017. This deadline may be extended, so don't let it stop... more
Notice of Public Hearing The City of Issaquah has posted a Notice of Public Hearing Appeal of SEPA MDNS Decision for 10:00 am on May 31, 2017 in the Issaquah City Council Chambers. Click on the link above to see the full notice for more information about the demolition application and public hearing. The campus of the former Providence Heights Academy has been determined eligible for the National... more
Soaring new home prices got you down? Looking for something with early 20th century charm and history? Check out this 1920s Renton Craftsman gem: being offered by Seattle's Nickel Brothers house movers. Determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, this remarkably intact residence has many attractive features and is loaded with history. Unfortunately, the home must be removed from its by July 1 or faces demolition... more
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your (vernacular) engines! Announcing a new start-up in the Pacific Northwest: the Cascadia Chapter of the Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF)!  The VAF is the national home of vernacular architecture studies, now celebrating its 38th year, with an annual conference, respected academic journal and other publications, and a great network of like-minded building enthusiasts. We’re ready to form the organization’s second regional chapter here in... more
The Marion Dean Ross Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historian's 2017 conference program has been completed!  Links to the program and registration information are below.  This year's conference will be in Victoria, BC.  Inspired by a variety of anniversary celebrations being held in Canada, the conference theme is "Commemorations."  The conference will begin with a walking tour on Friday, June 16, and end with a boat tour on Sunday, June 18.  In between will be a reception, more... more
Date: Tuesday May 23, 2017 Time: 9 am to 12 pm Location: LOTT Clean Water Alliance Board Room, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia This free 3 hour training session will cover content and process for the Wisaard Historic Property Inventory Form. Speakers will be Michael Houser and Kim Gant. This session is limited to 40 participants. A registration form must be completed for each participant. This session is appropriate for those who... more
Dr. Allyson Brooks, State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) announced the 2017 award winners for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation. Each year the SHPO, who also serves as the Director of the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP), recognizes persons, organizations, and projects that achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation in the following categories: Historic Preservation Stewardship, Career Achievement, Historic... more


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