Dr. Allyson Brooks, Washington State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) has announced the 2019 award recipients for the Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation. Each year, the Washington SHPO recognizes persons, organizations, and projects that achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation in the following categories: Heritage Barn Rehabilitation, Historic Preservation Education, Preservation Hero Award, Historic Preservation Planning, Special Achievement, and the...more
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Portland New Practitioners Workshop – May 14th and 15th.
Portland New 106 Essentials – May 16th.
Dr. Karen Capuder is a Sociocultural
Anthropologist and Archaeologist with the
Confederated Tribes of the Colville
Reservation History/Archaeology Program,
where she helps to support the assertion of
Colville tribal sovereignty over culturally
important places and tribal history through
research, consultation, and advocacy
She is Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) and French
through her mother and Irish through her
Sound Transit is still seeking a qualified professional to manage their cultural resource (archaeological and historic resources) compliance projects. The position provides technical analysis for complex projects related to the identification, documentation, evaluation, treatment, and preservation of cultural resources. This includes screening of capital and maintenance projects for potential cultural resources and developing recommendations to avoid or mitigate any impacts, preparing...more
The Marion Dean Ross (PNW) chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers is open for the session we are sponsoring at the Society of Architectural Historians International meeting in Seattle in May-June, 2020. Our session is entitled: “Sites Unseen: Other Cultural Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest” and is being organized by J. Philip Gruen of Washington State University and James Buckley of the University of Oregon. The...more
Members of the DAHP staff will be there and we hope to see you!
The 2nd Community Conversation for the Tacoma Creates initiative is scheduled for Monday March 25th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Washington State History Museum at 1911 Pacific Avenue in downtown. The event is free and open to the public. Participate and let them know that preserving Tacoma heritage and historic places is important to you and makes the city a more livable, sustainable, and vibrant place to live, work, and play.
Learn more here: ...more
The Washington State History Society announces that nominations for the 2019 Governor’s History Awards are due May 1. Please see the attached flier for more information or use the nomination form at http://www.washingtonhistory.org/about/awards/.
Awards to be presented include:
David Douglas Award- significant contribution...more
DAHP regretfully notes the passing of Charles V. Mutschler of Cheney, killed in a tragic car accident this past Saturday evening near Cheney. Mutschler was a long-time resident of Cheney and Eastern Washington University (EWU) staff Archivist and recently named interim Dean of the University's library system. He was also a very active and long-time member and current Chair of the Cheney Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). Many in the historic preservation community know of Charles as...more
Archaeologist II is a professional level position in the History/Archaeology Program. The position will entail both office and field work. The incumbent will prepare scopes of work and budgets for projects. The incumbent will conduct archaeological fieldwork (i.e., survey/inventory, evaluative testing, and mitigation/treatment activities) on a project by project basis. Incumbent is expected to work in all phases of archaeological projects and understand site recording, mapping, photography,...more
Historic Preservation = Smart Communities
The WA State Department of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2019 Governor's Smart Communities Awards program by May 1, 2019. The awards recognize notable achievements in local comprehensive planning efforts in 4 categories. This presents an opportunity to showcase how preservation planning efforts to protect cultural and historic properties makes for smart decision-making and smart communities to enrich...more
If you missed our deadline of March 1 for submitting a nomination for the 2019 State Historic Preservation Officer's Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation, we have extended the deadline to Friday March 7 to submit a nomination. Nominations can be made in one of 7 categories. For more information and to access the nomination form go to: https://dahp.wa.gov/news-events/historic-preservation-...more
The Society of Architectural Historians Marion Dean Ross (PNW) chapter is excited to announce a new grant program for Young Professionals, rounding out our portfolio of grants for students and general research awards. The new Shirley L. Courtois Young Professionals Research Award will join our Wendell L. Lovett Student Research Award and Elisabeth Walton Potter (EWP) Research Award to encourage full participation in the SAHMDR chapter. The Shirley Courtois and Wendell Lovett awards are...more
The City of Tacoma Historic Preservation Program is hosting two opportunities to learn about proposed new design guidelines for the Old City Hall Historic District. An Open House is set for Tuesday, 2/26 at 7:00 at the Union Club and a drop-in time on Wednesday, 2/27 from 1:30 to 3:30. Go to this link: /sites/default/files/Tacoma_OpenHouse_Flyer_WebsiteGraphic.pdf to view the flyer for more details....more
Do you know of or are involved in an historic preservation project or effort that has made a significant contribution to preserving archaeological, cultural, and historic places in Washington?
Or, do you know of an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution in working to recognize and protect historic places?
If so, this is a reminder that the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is seeking nominations for the...more
Today is February 1 and the first day of the 2019 Black History Month. To celebrate our African American heritage, the Friends of DuPont Buffalo Soldier History have joined with the Buffalo Soldiers Museum in Tacoma, the Lewis Army Museum, and the DuPont Historical Museum to host an exhibit on Buffalo Soldier history plus an Open House, all at the DuPont Historical Museum. The exhibit will be on display at the museum through March 31 while the Open House will take place on Sunday,...more
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The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is pleased to announce important transitions occuring with our staff.
First, it is a great pleasure to welcome Jamie Dudman as our new Records Manager and Public Records Request (PRR) Officer. If her name sounds familiar to you that is because Jamie worked with DAHP in an administrative capacity back in 2015 to 2016. She left DAHP to work with the State's Children Administration agency as a Forms & Records...more
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