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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...
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  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
May is National Historic Preservation Month and Historic Seattle is hosting a very special event to acknowledge and celebrate the continuing use and good stewardship of our local cultural and architectural landmarks. Historic Seattle Second Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony
What:   Reception and Awards Honors with speaker Yale Lewis
Where:  Women’s University Club
  1105 Sixth Avenue at Spring...
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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

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