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Game Changers and History Makers: Women in Pacific Northwest History   63rd Annual Pacific Northwest History Conference    November 3-5 - Davenport Hotel, Spokane, Washington   The Washington State Historical Society, permanent sponsor of the Pacific Northwest History Conference, along with the Northwest Museum of Arts... more
The Sammamish Heritage Society (visit their website for more information) is seeking members of the public to voice support for preservation of the historic Reard/Freed Farmhouse before the Sammamish City Council on Tuesday March 2nd. The SHS has been working for several years to save and rehabilitate the 115 year old farmhouse as a reminder of the city's once rural heritage. Preservation efforts have reached a critical juncture...
Saturday February 27 is the date set for Olmsted in Olympia: The Olmsted Legacy at the Washington State Capitol. This forum is the result of a collaboration amonst the League of Women Voters of Washington, League of Women Votes of Thurston County, Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Association for Olmsted Parks, the Washington State Department of General Administration, and the Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks to produce a new brochure entitled ... more
Staying Warm in Your Old House: An Energy Conservation Workshop Saturday, Feb 27, 10:30 am Anacortes Public... more
Please note the new June date for this year’s Cultural Resource Planning Summit.  Also,  you are encouraged to submit session ideas by March 15 to the Agenda  Planning...
See below for the chart Donovan Rypkema put out showing the cost per job for the stimulus funding in comparison with the cost per job for Save America's Treasures.  Very interesting stuff!  Read more on Mr. Rypkema's blog.


For an informed insight into historic preservation's budget and identity woes at the national and state levels....check out Knute Berger's post on Crosscut.
News Release February 16, 2010 For More Information Contact: Ellensburg Downtown Association 509-962-6246 Bill to Save Washington State Main Street Program Passes the House 91 to 7 and Heads to Senate Grassroots efforts to save the Washington State Main Street Program are generating bipartisan support among legislators during the 2010 legislative session. House Bill 2704, co-sponsored by Representative Dean Takko (D) from the 19th district, and... more

March 19—20, 2010

Whether you are a preservation professional, historic home or building owner, and/or a volunteer historic commission member, this workshop is for you.  Day one of this workshop offers an overview of the history and present state of historic preservation in America. Taught by preservation professionals, you will learn about:
• The history of historic preservation in America
• Compliance with federal, state and local laws
... more
The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking nominations to its 2010 Most Endangered Historic Properties List. Nomination forms may be obtained through the Trust’s website. The on-going threats to historic properties statewide include demolition, neglect, incompatible development and insensitive alteration. These types of threats and many others impact resources across Washington that all contribute to the... more
For more information on each of the nominated properties, simply click the picture to move through the gallery. [gallery columns="2"]
"The Power of Snoqualmie Falls," which aired on KCTS Monday night, bested talk show queen Oprah Winfrey in the 9 p.m. time slot. It also beat out new episodes of NBC’s "Heroes" and the CW’s "Life Unexpected." According to KCTS, the film’s ratings match the best ratings the station gets for shows... more
Our 2010 Preserving Your Old House program uses Historic Seattle’s newly purchased building, Washington Hall, as a “get dirty” space to demonstrate how to repair plaster work, refinish wood work and paint, and repair windows.   On March 13, Historic Seattle presents Steve Irish of Lux Interiors, who  has undertaken plaster repair and plaster restoration in the Seattle area for twenty years and is an expert on repairing lath and plaster in older buildings. During this overview, he will cover a... more
[gallery order="DESC"] In the early part of the 19th Century, Californians sought to define an indigenous style of architecture by fusing local Spanish-influences with Colonial designs from the east coast.  Their search eventually led to the later emergence of one of California's few native architectural styles, the Monterey Style, which became popular between 1930-1950.   Some early literature refers to the style as Mediterranean, but today most historians call the designs Monterey, named... more

by National Trust for Historic Preservation on February 2nd, 2010

Written by Pat Lally Remember my comments in the blog I posted last week on the State of the Union? That the President’s address sets the stage for his budget? That the three-year... more
The December 7, 2009 lecture by Donovan Rypkema, Historic Preservation: The Core of Sustainable Development, is now available for viewing online. Please visit Tacoma Culture's website and click on the link, “view video.” Additional formats, including downloadable formats, are forthcoming. Please contact Reuben McKnight,  Historic Preservation Officer City of Tacoma, with any questions at... more
Whidbey's Photography Book Signing to Support Ebey’s Reserve in Coupeville, Saturday, February 13
The beautiful and favorite places of Whidbey Island are captured in a newly-...
APT Northwest is holding a Historic Masonry Workshop on Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 9 am to 4 pm in Astoria, Oregon at the Judge Guy Boyington Building (857 Commercial Street).  The cost is $50 which includes breakfast, lunch and snacks.  Continuing Education Units will be available. Please RSVP by February 26th to Tyler Sprague at or by phone at 206.369.2028.
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