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Click on the photos in the gallery below for the full text of the speech given by Allyson Brooks at the SHPO Awards Ceremony on May 4th.  A hearty congratulations to all of our 2010 SHPO Award winners! [gallery order="DESC"]
The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently honored the Washington State Main Street Coalition with a 2010 Main Street Leadership Award. This award, presented at the Main Street Awards Ceremony during the National Main Streets Conference in Oklahoma City, recognizes creative approaches to commercial district revitalization challenges. Each year the National Trust Main Street Center recognizes individuals or organizations that have provided strong leadership, locally... more
Each year, the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP), like eighteen other agencies and organizations in Washington, sponsor special awards for student contestants at Washington History Day competition. Final Medalists at Washington History Day, go on to the National History Day competition held in Washington, D.C. This year's National History Day theme was Innovation in History.  This year, DAHP is proud to announce that the 2010 Archaeology and Historic... more
Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation's Architectural Historian, Michael Houser will be giving a lecture on mid-century modern architecture in the capitol city at the  Washington Performing Arts Center in Olympia on Thursday, May 13 at 7pm.  For more information and a list of their other Historic Preservation Month events in Olympia, visit the MidCentury Modern Olympia Facebook page.
  National Preservation Month Calendar of Events— Historic Friday Harbor and San Juan Island Saturday, May 1st, 9-10:30am, Free Guided Walking Tour of Friday Harbor’s Historic District. To celebrate May 2010 National Historic Preservation Month, the Town of Friday Harbor conducts free guided tours of the downtown historic district, and May 1st is the first tour of the... more
  The Blaine City Council meets tonight to decide if it is willing to guarantee maintenance of the historic Blaine train depot if it is moved to nearby Port of Bellingham owned property from its current trackside location. The Blaine Coalition for Historic Preservation, led by local... more
Bellingham, Washington (April 30, 2010)–Eppard Vision’s Applied Preservation Technologies (APT) Program was awarded a $2,500 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation from the Pacific Eldridge Campbell Stockton Memorial Preservation Fund. The seed grant funds will be used to sponsor keynote speaker expenses for the 3rd Annual Cultural Resource Planning Summit to be held June 7th and 8th at the Suquamish Tribe’s Kiana Lodge near Poulsbo, WA.   The primary goal of the Summit is to... more
Seattle – The Association of King County Historical Organizations, a membership organization that includes King County historical museums, historical societies, ethnic heritage groups, and individuals working in the historic preservation and heritage fields, has named the recipients of its 2010 Annual Awards. The Awards recognize the contributions of AKCHO members and others who have performed outstanding services in preserving, interpreting, and presenting the history and heritage of King... more
Special workshop and panel session on the State Environmental Policy Act, or SEPA.   Special emphasis will be given to cultural resource compliance issues, including Question 13 on the Environmental Checklist.  The SEPA Basics workshop will be held on Day 1 and led by the Washington State... more
Two Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation staff, Annie Strader (pictured above) and Stephenie Kramer, Assistant State Archaeologist are attending the 2010 Department o f the Interior Conference on the Environment and... more
We couldn't be more excited to announce that our 2009 Archaeology Month poster was selected as the winner of the annual State Archaeology Month poster contest at the Society for American Archaeologist's annual conference (April 14 - 18).  The award is presented to the state or community whose poster in honor of archaeology week or month best exemplifies the vibrant role played by the study of archaeology within the community.  Special acknowledgement must be given to Dan Nutt, for generously... more
DAHP is pleased to give you a sneak peek at the 2010 Historic Preservation Month Poster for 2010 (I promise that it's not neon green!).  In following along with the National Trust's theme for Preservation Month, "Old is the New Green,"  we opted to focus on historic windows.  The poster attempts to give preservationists ammunition against the argument that vinyl replacement windows are the "green" option for home owners.  We give lots of facts and figures to dispel the myth that historic... more
The Washington State Department of Commerce is seeking nominations for the Governor's 2010 Smart Communities Awards. Nominations must be submitted by mail or email to Commerce by Wednesday May 5th. Nominations can be made in 3 categories: Smart Vision for comprehensive planning; Smart Choice for implementation of a comprehensive plan; and Smart Partnership for development projects. Planning and implementation of historic preservation and cultural resource protection efforts could fit... more
Allyson Brooks announced that the Washington State Historic Preservation Office’s searchable WISAARD website/data base and statewide archeological predictive model is a finalist for a national award from the American Council for Technology (ACT) - Industry Advisory Council (IAC), a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to improving government through the application of information technology. ACT-IAC provides an objective, ethical and trusted forum where government and industry... more
May 22, Mason County Historic Preservation Commission will host an event for history buffs and the curious to celebrate the first five years of its existence. The event, to be held at the Shelton Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature three... more
PARTNERS IN PRESERVATION UNVEILS 25 HISTORIC SITES Historic places in the Seattle-Puget Sound area to compete for $1 million in restoration grants WHEN:           Thursday, April 15 | 10 a.m. WHERE:        Daniels Recital Hall (formerly the First United Methodist Church of Seattle), 811 Fifth Avenue North, Seattle WHAT:           Partners in Preservation, a program sponsored by... more
The inaugural Lushootseed Language Conference will be held on Saturday May 1, 2010 at Seattle University. The purpose of this conference is to bring Lushootseed tribal language programs from throughout the Puget Sound region together to share teaching resources, and to explore strategies for stabilizing the language and fostering fluent speakers in future generations. The event will also honor the work of Vi Hilbert, Upper Skagit tribal member and Thom Hess, Ph.D., in preserving the...
  A ceremony was held on April 6 outside Anacortes High School’s Brodniak Hall to mark the installation of a series of interpretive historical panels, located in key spots around town, that depict scenes from Anacortes’s past.  This new project,... more
The Washington State Department of Commerce’s 24th annual Downtown Revitalization Training Institute will take place May 19-21 in Port Townsend, Wash. This popular conference brings together a group of specialists in the field of downtown revitalization, and is the only one of its kind in the state. The conference is open to staff and volunteers from organizations focusing on downtown economic development, downtown business and property owners, government leaders, and others with an interest... more


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