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Hi All, As most of you know we rolled out some small Wisaard improvements a week ago. That same day was the start of my vacation so I did not have time to fill you all in on what changed. So here is the scoop.
  1. There were previously problems with the printing of the archaeology site form. Sometimes it would not print, sometimes it printed and didn't print all of the data. We hope those things are repaired now.
  2. Existing Archaeology Sites are no longer being hidden from...
Good news! Planned maintenance work on WISAARD scheduled for all day on Friday March 31, has finished up early and the system is back on-line. We hope the shortened maintenance time frame will minimize any inconvenience to our customers. Thank you for your patience.
Funding available in King County for historic preservation projects. Get all the details here:    PRESS RELEASE       more
Historic Everett and other supporters of preservation of the Longfellow School received good news late last week that an anonymous donor has stepped forward to purchase the school for adaptive re-use as the new home of the Everett Museum of History.  If the offer is accepted, the donation would score a big preservation win to rescue the school from demolition by the Everett School District. The district has submitted a proposal to demolish the school to be replaced with 33 parking spaces.  For... more
Milepost 31 is an award-winning information center that highlights the people and projects that shaped Pioneer Square, and provides an inside look at the SR 99 Tunnel Project. There, you'll find more than just construction photos and brochures. You’ll find history, artifacts and interactive exhibits designed to broaden your understanding of the land beneath... more

Please visit to review the guidelines and apply to present at the conference including deadlines for submitting proposals.

An international gathering on adapting historic coastal communities to sea level rise Hosted by the City of Annapolis with Support from the Newport Restoration Foundation. October 29 – November 1, 2017 Call for Presenters

Originally convened by the Newport Restoration Foundation in April 2016,...

Recently the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers requested that the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation comment on the appropriateness of the use of mitigation funds to further information technology at State Historic Preservation Offices. Specifically, financial support would be provided to a SHPO and used to increase or improve technological capacity to maintain and make electronically available vital information regarding cultural resources, including historic... more
The NW Chapter of the Association of Preservation Technology is organizing a workshop on water repellents to be held in Seattle on April 29th.  The use of water repellents on historic masonry can be a divisive topic.  Knowledgeable professionals who generally abide by the same preservation tenets often confront a difference of opinion on the use of water repellent systems on historic buildings.  One school of thought encourages the use of water repellents as a means to improve... more
The Marion Dean Ross Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historian's 2017 conference preliminary program is now available: The preliminary program is not the final program, but it is fairly close.  We plan to send out the final program in late April after the paper session speakers have been selected.  At that time, we will open... more
The Heritage Barn listed Smith Barn (aka Willowood Barn) was destroyed in a dramatic fire on Monday night. The Smith Family Farm is located within the Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve on Whidbey Island. Follow the links to the article and photographs of the event courtesy of the Whidbey Island News-Times.  Also note the Gofundme account created to help the Smith Family recover. http://www.... more
There are several National Preservation Institute training opportunities coming up in the area this spring. See the links for details. NEPA Compliance for Cultural Resources - Portland - March 14-15 Section 4(f) Compliance for Historic Properties - Portland - March 16-17 Section 106: Agreement Documents - Seattle - May 8-10... more
Depicting modern logging in Grays Harbor and Mason counties, our exhibit displays twenty-nine of Tylczak's evocative images, plus one-hundred-and-eighty cycled on our flat-panel TV. As Simpson's bridge shows, John Tylczak has mastered the black-and-white art of the large-format camera. Inspired by legendary logging photographers B. B. Jones and Darius Kinsey, Tylczak is described by state historian John Hughes as "a gifted photographer," his works, "historically significant and artistically... more
On Friday, on behalf of Governor Jay Inslee, State Historic Preservation Officer, Dr. Allyson Brooks, had the incredible honor of repatriating the Ancient One, known as Kennewick Man, back to his family, the five claimant tribes. The tribes had been working to retrieve their ancestor for 20 years. Two years ago... more
Hi Everyone! This week I am sharing a video tutorial specifically for EZ2 users. Recall that the EZ2 is a shortened version of the historic property inventory form for non-cultural resources professionals. Hope it helps some of you! More videos are in the works! You can find the video on our website in the Tutorials section. /wisaard-and-historic-property-inventory-phase-iii-rollout Also, the rollout of E-APE has... more
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Early Bird Registration for the 2017 Summit Opens is now OPEN!!  We look forward to seeing you at the 10th annual Summit in beautiful Suquamish, WA.  To receive the Early Bird discount, be sure to register by the April 24 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 Preliminary... more


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