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Celebrate U.S. Constitution & Citizenship Day
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Museum Open House & Speaker
"Reflections from a German Immigrant"
Program: 2 p.m.
Speaker: Karin Temple

Knappton Cove Heritage Center
"The Columbia River's Ellis Island"
Historic U.S. Quarantine Station
Museum Open 12-4 p.m.
Location:  3 miles...


The 2018 Washington Archaeology Month is coming up in October. As in past years, the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) makes it a practice to seek out and post on our blog and FaceBook page during October events that focus on Washington's archaeological resources and the importance of protecting them for future generations. Archaeology Month events can include tours, lectures, exhibits, symposiums, workshops and other formats that engages the public with...


DAHP is pleased to announce two new staff members that will be starting Monday August 27, 2018. Please join us in welcoming Holly and Whitney to our team!


Holly Borth is joining DAHP's Built Environment Unit. She received her B.A. in Public History from Western Michigan University in 2010, and her M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Oregon in 2012. Holly has...


On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the Advisory Panel for the Washington State Historical Society’s Heritage Capital Projects program met to rank all eligible applications received for legislative funding through HCP during the 2019-2021 biennium.  Applications were ranked according to criteria established in the program guidelines and with the panelists’ expertise in the fields of history, museums, archives, and historic preservation.  This ranked list of history and...


The WA Talking Book & Braile Library (WTBBL), a program of Secretary of State's Washington State Library, is hosting an Open House (Monday August 20th at 8pm) at its mid century modern cool home in the former S.L. Savidge Dodge & Plymouth dealership in downtown Seattle. Presenters include DAHP's National Register Program manager and noted authority on mid-century modern architecture, Michael Houser.  RSVP and donation is requested to attend. 

At this special...


The Living Heritage Symposium is a gathering of cultural heritage experts—from policy-makers to activists—working together to develop best practices for the treatment of cultural heritage, including intangible heritage. It is a solutions-driven event that uses the World Café format so participants may engage with each other to draft action steps for managing living heritage and urban development. This year the symposium will integrate the United Nation’s Sustainable...


The City of Olympia is hiring a planner with preservation experience.

SALARY: $33.91 - $41.19 Hourly $5,878.44 - $7,139.46 Monthly $70,541.33 - $85,673.54 Annually
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

About the Position The Olympia Community Planning & Development Department seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of 0.75 FTE Associate Planner. The selected individual will assist with administration of a broad range of...


Hello out there!

This is a note to let all the cultural resources folks know that the Washington State Standards for Cultural Resources Reporting have been updated. The latest document date is 8/15/2018. The update provides clarification regarding archaeological site forms and HPI forms. In particular there is a new table that illustrates which data fields are required for completing the archaeology site form for an isolate. Also added is a table that illustrates which...


If you have not already doneso, you are invited and encouraged to participate in the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) online survey/questionaire to gain your input on the Washington State Historic Preservation Plan for 2019-2024: Inhabiting our History. Go to; it should take about 11 minutes to respond to the 20 questions. 

As announced in...


After 10 years working at the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP), the Assistant State Archaeologist for Local Governments Gretchen Kaehler has left to work for Snohomish County government beginning Monday, August 13. During her busy and productive tenure at DAHP, Gretchen has successfully reached out to cities, counties, and special districts across the state to comment on locally authorized projects with potential to affect cultural and historic resources. She has...


The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has an opening for a local government archaeologist.  The position reviews local and state projects for impacts to known archaeological sites and/or the potential for locating cultural resources. 

The position is located in Olympia, WA. 



The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) has opened the application & nomination process for local jurisdictions (cities, towns, & counties) to compete for multi-modal transportation improvement projects under the State's Complete Streets initiative. Once again in 2018, TIB has selected the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) as one of eight state agencies & non-profit organizations that are authorized to nominate interested...


Plan to celebrate completion of the restoration of the Pratt Sheep Barn at Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island at an Open House event this coming Saturday July 29 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. A brief program begins at 11:30 am and refreshments will be provided. Park at the Prairie Overlook, Sunnyside Cemetery or at the Cottage then take the short hike to the barn. For more information call 360-678-6084. The restoration project is a partnership of the National Park...


We have two positions open! See the links for all the details and to apply online. 


OFFICE ASSISTANT 3 (Non-Permanent)


The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is having a public meeting in Walla Walla this Thursday (July 19th). If you would like to help shape the future of historic preservation in Washington, you will want to attend this public meeting to provide your opinions and ideas for a new Washington State Historic Preservation Plan. The meeting is set for Thursday evening, July 19th from 5:30 to 7:00pm at the Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road. DAHP is...


Enjoy a special day of family fun celebrating and learning about archaeology! Meet local archaeologists, ask questions, find answers, and get "hands-on" with the experts. 

This event is Free and open to the public on Friday July 20th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Walla Walla VA Medical Center's historic Parade Grounds, at 77 Wainwright Drive in Walla Walla. 

Acitivities include: tours of the historic Fort Walla Walla VA campus and interpretive panels...


Kellie Green, Archaeologist with the NRCS and federal agencies for the last 38ish years..will be gaining Emeritus status and pursuing her artistic passsions…

Congrats Kellie! DAHP will miss working with you! 



Environmental Planning and Cultural Resources Division

Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd.

Tierra’s Seattle, Washington office is seeking a highly motivated professional to join our growing team as a Cultural Resource Principal Investigator. Tierra is a woman and minority owned business that has been conducting cultural resources projects in the western U.S. since 1993, and in Washington since 2010. 



New NRCS archeologist positions have been advertised on USAJOBS:


Archaeologist GS-12/13 (State Cultural Resources Specialist), Davis, CA., Open to Public.  Closes 06/22/2018.


Archaeologist (Cultural Resource Specialist) GS-11, Spokane, WA, Open to Public.  Closes 06/22/2018.


Archaeologist GS-9/...



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