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Eight students invested three days in the second story of one of the oldest buildings in downtown Ritzville learning the proper techniques for wood window rehabilitation during a workshop Oct. 14-16 sponsored by the Ritzville Center for Historic Preservation Trades a project of the Ritzville Public Development Authority (RPDA).
 
The workshop was the first of its kind in the rural Eastern Washington city 60 miles West of Spokane along Interstate 90...
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Dear Friends: A few minutes ago I announced to the National Trust staff that I will be retiring next year, and I want to share that news with all of you as well. It is a decision I have arrived at in recent months because I have concluded it is time for the Trust as well as time for me. Every organization from time to time needs to revitalize itself by seeking a generation change of leadership to take it to a new level. After 17 years in this position, I believe this is such a time for the... more
Its an interesting perspective on traditional cultural properties and wind farms. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/02/opinion/02mon3.html
The 7th biennial Preserving the Historic Road conference will be held in Washington, DC, September 9-12, 2010. The planning committee currently is seeking paper abstracts. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2010.  The planning committee invites papers that showcase issues related to historic roads and road systems. Topics such as:    Practical and successful examples of       Historic road inventories       Safety innovations... more

THIS PLATE MATTERS

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THIS PLACE MATTERS

Submitted to the National Trust's "This Place Matters" photo contest
Submitted to the National Trust's "This Place Matters" photo contest
Historic Everett’s Halloween Fundraiser --- Start-up for Everett History Week...
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The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has recently received the  new federal 2009 Historic Preservation Tax Incentive (Investment Tax Credit) Brochures.  Text in the brochure reflects recent changes in the Internal Revenue Code. The most important of these is the fact that the alternative minimum tax no longer applies to qualified rehabilitation expenditures "properly taken into account for periods after December 31, 2007" (page 20). It notes that Congress periodically raises... more
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  Last week the American Planning Association (APA) announced the 2009 honorees for Great Neighborhoods, Great Streets, and Great Public Places. Since 2007, the APA has recognized 10 communities or locations in each of the three categories. In 2009, the Browne's Addition in Spokane was selected as one of the 10 Great Neighborhoods and the only recipient in Washington State. Browne's Addition has been listed in the National... more

May 2009 ACHP Meeting

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Overlook – White Salmon, Klickitat County (WHR)
The George and Louisa Aggers House, know as “Overlook”, was once part of a small 46 acre cherry orchard business on the western edge of White Salmon. The 1910 craftsman style farmhouse serves as an excellent example of Arts...

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The National Park Service invites you to submit project proposals for its Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program for the summer of 2010. Program Goals: The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) provides career exploration opportunities to diverse undergraduate and graduate students in historic preservation and cultural resources management. The program also gives National Park Service offices, national park units, government agencies at all levels... more
[gallery] Originally invented in Germany in 1922, Geodesic Domes did not see widespread use until the mid 1970s when prefabricated kits enticed a generation of do-it-yourselfers. Companies such as Cathedralite Domes and Oregon Domes, provided many of the kits for structures here in the Pacific Northwest. Geodesic Domes are often identified with the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s, and became popular after inventor,... more
Several University of Oregon archaeologists have been working in Scotland for the last three years, researching the childhood home of John Paul Jones (born John Paul) who is considered by some to be the father of the U.S. Navy. He is best known for the naval battle off the English coast during the Revolutionary War when he defeated a far better armed English warship, Serapis. It was during this battle that he responded “I have not yet begun to fight!” when called to surrender. After... more
Want to own a historic lighthouse? An opportunity is coming up that will put you in the running to take on the fun and challenges of preserving one of these treasured landmarks. The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation recently received the Notification of Availability of the Point No Point Light Station near the Kitsap County community of Hansville. The Pt. No Point Light Station was established in 1879 and the present lighthouse and adjacent Keeper's... more
Position Announcement          October 6, 2009 Position:     Historian/Architectural Historian, GS-12-0170 or Architect/Historic Architect, GS-12-0080 Type:          Professional Opportunity Location:  Department of Navy, Silverdale, WA Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest (NAVFAC NW) is soliciting applications for a position to be filled by either an Historian or an Architectural Historian.  For this... more
Portland, Oregon – As part of the ongoing commitment to the preservation community, PreservationDirectory.com has once again teamed up with This Old House magazine to promote their search for "The Best Places to Buy an Old House." An upcoming issue and Web feature from TOH will feature the 3rd annual "The Best Places to Buy an Old House" article, which strives to identify affordable—or just plain magnificent—homes in historic neighborhoods and districts across the United States.... more
Tacoma’s Historic Sacred Places: Free Open House...
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DAHP plans to hold our next Cultural Resource Consultant Workshop on Wednesday, November 18th from 9am to 3pm in Olympia. 

The purpose of the workshop is to provide guidance to our consultants on:
  • DAHP survey and inventory expectations,
  • site types, and the professional qualifications for recording sites
  • changes to state law regarding Cultural Resources and the protection of graves;...
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2010 National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Portland

NCPH working groups, led by senior practitioners and involving up to twelve discussants, will allow conferees to explore in depth a subject of shared concern. In these innovative seminar-like conversations, participants will have a chance to discuss questions raised by specific programs, problems, or initiatives in their own public history practice with...

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The Great World Wide Star Count begins during World Space Week this week. This is the third annual Great World Wide Star Count that encourages all to observe and learn about the stars above. As an archaeologist and preservationist it is also important to recognize the historic and cultural aspects of the night sky. A... more
Washington State is celebrating its fifteenth annual Archaeology Month, from October 1 through October 31, 2009.  Archaeology Month consists of a series of events held in local communities statewide, to create public awareness about Washington's archaeological heritage.  Protecting and exploring this archaeological heritage provides us with knowledge of past lifeways, about our ancestors and predecessors as they sought to survive in a rugged, diverse landscape. Please take time this month... more
The Campbell House is reopening on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 after a nine-month closure. This historic house museum, beloved by the public since 1926, is the largest artifact and most permanent exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC). Although state budget cuts precipitated the closure last January, the MAC board and staff have since expanded the volunteer corps and retained the education staff needed to coordinate its re-opening.  The guided tour format is refreshed; public... more

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