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Snohomish County is currently accepting applications from public and nonprofit agencies for projects that develop and promote heritage preservation in the county.  By providing matching funds on a competitive basis, the Historic Preservation Commission Community Heritage Program assists projects that promote the public’s access to county history. Funding is available for professional development, public education, capital improvements or collections management. As has been done in the past,... more
Tracy Fortman, Superintendent of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, has announced initiation of a master planning process and preparation of an Environmental Assessment for the East and South Vancouver Barracks. This announcement marks a major step forward in the process to transfer the historic East and South Barracks from ownership by the U.S. Army Reserve to the National Park Service for long-term preservation, interpretation, and management. The East and South Barracks are adjacent... more
  
Field opportunities for the Wenas Creek Mammoth Project in 2010 include the 2010 summer Field School, and limited volunteer positions. Please see the website for Field School...
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The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is pleased to announce that 13 individuals and organizations have been named as recipients of the State Historic Preservation Officer’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation.  The awards program, in its 20th year, recognizes persons, organizations, and projects that have achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation.  Each year, the awards are presented to the recipients... more
 
DAHP has received word from the Association of the passing of Barry Dove on March 14th in Sequim, from cancer. Barry was the long-time volunteer, advocate, and manager for the Association and its ongoing work to preserve the New...
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The King County Road Services Division has recently released its Heritage and Scenic Corridors Report that also serves as a guide to 9 corridors identified and designated as King County Heritage and Scenic Cooridors by the Roads Division in coordination with the King County Landmarks Commission. Less a report and more like a tour guide, the document describes the historic and scenic characteristics of each corridor plus maps, historic context, and key features of the corridors. The... more
We are pleased to let the preservation community know that Chris Moore (Washington Trust for Historic Preservation's Field Director)  and his wife had a lovely baby girl yesterday. Emma Elizabeth, 8lbs, 6 oz…and 21 inches.  Congratulations to the Moore family!
 
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Russell Holter at DAHP has updated the annual training opportunities for historic preservation professionals, archaeologists, cultural management specialists, etc. - it's available on our website here.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Russ at 360-586-3533 or by email at russell.holter@dahp.wa.gov.
Ed Claplanhoo  Makah Tribal Elder and Leader  1929 – 2010  It is with great sadness that we learned of Ed Claplanhoo’s  passing this week.   The Makah Tribal Elder and Leader was instrumental in the Makah’s efforts to construct the Makah Museum to house the archaeological... more
What Is New Dollars/New Partners for Your Sacred Place Training? New Dollars/New Partners for Your Sacred Place is an innovative training program available to congregations with older or historic buildings. New Dollars/New Partners is offered by Partners for Sacred Places, the only national organization providing practical help on property care and stewardship to congregations with older religious properties. This training combines the best... more
Do you know of a landscape, garden, streetscape, or park that is threatened with neglect, alteration, perhaps even destruction? If so, The Cultural Landscape Foundation may be able to help publicize the situation through its annual Landslide program. Nominations for the 2010 Landslide program are due March 31 and can be submitted on-line by going to their website.
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Join us in learning how to support visitors in Ebey's Reserve Thursday, March 18 from 3-5 pm at the Coupeville Rec Hall Free - refreshments provided.
The Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce and the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve are partnering for a unique opportunity to learn about Ebey’s Reserve, and how to connect both residents and visitors with this special place. On Thursday, March 18 from 3-5 pm at the Coupeville Rec Hall,... more
SAVE THE DATES May is National Historic Preservation Month and Historic Seattle is producing two very special events to acknowledge and celebrate the continuing use and good stewardship of our local and regional cultural and architectural landmarks. Washington Hall House Party Co-sponsored by 4Culture What:      Free party, performances, community open house When:      May 1 and 2, 2010 (Saturday and Sunday... more
  Conference Overview The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, in association with the National Barn Alliance, is hosting the Heritage Barn Conference to be held at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center in Walla Walla on May 6-7,... more
The Register of Professional Archaeologists announces its 2010 RPA Field School Scholarships, this year to be awarded to three students from RPA-certified field schools. One scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be awarded by three of RPA's sponsoring institutions (AAA, SAA, SHA) to a director of an RPA-certified field school, who will then award the scholarships to a deserving student. Selection criteria include geographical focus, methodological and theoretical approach, and...
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...Effectively moving the program from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. 1:30 pm Friday, March 12.
The Federal Highway Administration, in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will be accepting grant applications for the National Scenic Byway Program until April 2 or April 16 for Tribal projects. Of most relevance to historic preservation interests are projects that can be submitted in the Byway Facilities (including interpretive facilities), Resource Protection (includes purchase of property and protection/enhancement of historic, cultural, and... more

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