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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...


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,...

History Intern

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...


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...


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...



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...


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:


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...


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...


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
father, and...


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...


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...


Members of the DAHP staff will be there and we hope to see you!

Cultural Resources Protection Summit Info

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: ...


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

Awards to be presented include:

   David Douglas Award- significant contribution...


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...


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,...



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