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
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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:
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:
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
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
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,...
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 U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking services to prepare a historic structures report and maintenance plan for Building 728, built in 1941 and located within the Ft. Vancouver National Historic Site. Proposals are to be submitted by June 12, 2019 for consideration. Follow this link for project description and how to apply:
The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified consulting firms, individuals, or organizations to assist in implementation of the State's rehabilitation grant program for historic County Courthouses, Heritage Barns, and Cemeteries. Funding for these capital grants is provided by the Washington State Legislature and administered by DAHP. Proposal costs cannot exceed $190,000. Proposals must be submitted to...more
This Thursday evening, May 23rd, is the date set for the second and final public meeting about the results of the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation's (DAHP) Latino Heritage Survey Project, Phase II. The meeting is scheduled for 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Casa Latina at 317 17th Avenue South in Seattle.
To conduct this project, DAHP received generous support for both phases of this effort to identify and document historic places in...more
SAHMDR TO OFFER STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS
The Marion Dean Ross Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAHMDR) invites applications from students to help with the costs of travel to the 2019 conference, being held in Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint and Wallace, Idaho from June 21st to 23rd. Four awards will be made for reimbursable expenses up to $400.00. Awards are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis to applicants who meet the criteria and submit a complete application...more
For those interested in the nation's military history, the National Park Service, the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), the National Museum of the Pacific War, and others are hosting the World War II to the Cold War Syposium on June 4-6, 2019 at the Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas (near Austin). For more information visit the symposium website at: http://www.ncptt.nps.gov.more
Preservation Coordinator Vacancy
Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve
The Preservation Coordinator works for the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing NHR to oversee programs that preserve the diverse heritage resources in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. The Reserve is located on Whidbey Island in upper northwest...