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LANDMARKS CAPITAL GRANT PROGRAM Basics Deadline: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at 5:00 pm PST Link: The entire community benefits when we make our historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes a priority. We support projects large and small, urban and rural—if you own a historic landmark in King County, don’t miss this... more
4Culture seeks a summer intern to assess the current practice of historic preservation in King County, and to contribute to efforts to better identify and manage historic cultural properties associated with communities of color and other communities that have been underrepresented in historic surveys and designations. This internship will provide professional experience in historic preservation practice in the region, with the goal of... more
Dr. Allyson Brooks, State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) announced the recipients for the 2016 Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation. Each year, the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) honors persons, organizations, and projects that have achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation. Awards are made in the following categories: Barn Rehabilitation, Cemetery Preservation, Career Achievement, Preservation Education,... more
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. DAHP begins the celebration with this poster illustrating a timeline of historic preservation achievements in Washington state. You can download the PDF or we have a limited number of printed posters available upon request by emailing Beverly Ubias at ... more
The Pacific Northwest chapter of Women In Restoration and Engineering (WIRE) has been recently formed and they are looking for others in the Preservation, Restoration, and Engineering field to join them!
In honor and celebration of the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial during 2016, the service has announced National Park Week 2016: Find Your Park!  This special week is from Saturday April 16th to April 24th and everyone will be able to enter and enjoy national parks with  FREE admission. Plus each day will have a special focus or theme to engage visitors of all ages, such as Earth Day on April 22 and Healthy Parks/Healthy People on April 24... more

Call for Proposals -- "The Middle: Where did we come from? Where are we going?" NCPH Annual Meeting -- Indianapolis, Indiana, April 19-22, 2017

The call for proposals is open through July 15 at

This intern position is within the Division of Integrated Resource Management at Point Reyes National Seashore, in Marin County California. The incumbent will work with the Seashore Historic Preservation Team under the super vision of the Exhibit Specialist. The work consists of office, shop, and fieldwork on structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Position is geared toward hands-on treatment of historic structures and preservation practices as they apply to the carpentry... more
Leslie Tonkin, one of the state’s leading historic preservation architects, passed away in late March. From his office in the Buttnick Building in Pioneer Square, Les was passionate for the preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings throughout Seattle and the state.  He was also dedicated to providing decent housing for low-income members of the community. Always upbeat, he was generous in giving to causes and projects he believed in.  State Historic Preservation Officer Allyson... more
The Marion Dean Ross Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians invites applications for the 2016 Elisabeth Walton Potter Research Awards. The goal of this award program is to further awareness and knowledge of the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest. The chapter will provide limited funds for focused projects that increase understanding of the region’s built environment and produce tangible results that can be made available for interested scholars and students. GENERAL... more
The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) is looking for a dynamic and innovative preservation professional to serve as King County's Preservation Planner. Established in 1978, King County's Historic Preservation Program's (HPP) mission is to preserve and protect the county's significant historic and archaeological resources and enhance public access and appreciation of them. HPP is a regional preservation program, providing preservation and landmarking services to... more
The Washington State Historical Society is proud to announce the next application cycle of the Heritage Capital Projects Program.  The Grant Application for the 2017-2019 biennium and the 2017-2019 Application Workshop Schedule are available below.  Six free three-hour Grant Application Workshops are planned for March and April 2016, and completed Grant Applications will be due May 19, 2016. Through the competitive Heritage Capital Projects (HCP) grant program, the state provides up to ten... more
The Bigelow House museum in Olympia is looking for people with an interest in local or state history who would be able to give a few hours of their time on a Sunday  - just once a month or so - to walk visitors through the house and talk about early pioneers Daniel Bigelow and his wife Anne Elizabeth.  Both were very involved in Washington state’s early history.  Daniel was involved with early territorial government and held a number of other offices during this long career. Both he and his... more
tower2The Friends of North Mountain is a local non-profit organization that is in the process of an all-volunteer effort to restore the North Mountain Lookout above Darrington, Washington.  They hope to finish the restoration this summer and have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo if you are interested in donating: more
Know any preservation heroes? How about awesome archaeologists? Consider nominating them for a SHPO award! We're looking for the best! The deadline for award nominations is March 18th and the award ceremony takes place in Olympia May 17. More information

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Cultural Resources Protection Program (CRPP) is hiring two full time archaeologists.  This is an opportunity to work for one of the twelve original THPO tribes.  The CRPP is one of the largest contracting cultural resource management organizations in the inland northwest, working primarily within the tribes’ 6.4-million acre ceded land. 

Ensuring that the tribes’ concerns about cultural resources...

The 2016 Cultural Resource Protection Summit Communication Across Careers and Cultures The 2016 Cultural Resource Protection Summit marks the ninth anniversary of our gathering.  Since its inception, the primary goal in organizing the annual Summit has been to facilitate amongst all affected parties an open, frank discussion about the intersection between cultural resources and land use.  The Summit is designed to promote collaborative cultural resource planning as an... more
A great video was produced by the North Bay Historical Society to bring awareness to Sargent's Oyster House. The Society is actively pursuing avenues for the preservation of this great resource!

Early Bird Registration for the 2016 Summit Opens is now OPEN!!  We look forward to seeing you at the 9th annual Summit in beautiful Suquamish, WA.  To receive the Early Bird discount, be sure to register by the April 25 deadline; registration forms and links are now available on the Summit website. Please keep in mind all the important information and deadlines listed below. The draft Agenda will be posted soon... more


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