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As a reminder, please be sure to complete DAHP's questionnaire to update the State Historic Preservation Plan. Go to:; it should take about 10 minutes to provide your responses. We are looking to gauge public support/interest for preserving heritage resources in Washington and how these resources impact you and your community. We are also looking for what issues you view as having the greatest impact on these...


The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is launching its effort to write a new state historic preservation plan by 2019. Your ideas are needed to help us identify new goals and tasks for the state to achieve in order to better protect Washington's cultural and historic resources in coming years.

To help, you are invited to provide your responses and comments in our online survey. You can link to the questionnaire here: ...


The Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP) announced today that applications to request funding through the new Historic Cemetery Grant program are now available.

“The Historic Cemetery Preservation program aims to help preserve historic cemeteries across the state and enable them to continue to serve their communities,” noted Dr. Allyson Brooks, director of the State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation....


Dear Colleagues and Friends of the Women’s History Consortium, Washington State Historical Society,


The recent passage of the exciting legislation creating the Washington State Women’s Commission provides support for a statewide commemoration of the 2020 National Women’s Suffrage Centennial. 


The Washington State Historical Society is currently accepting applications for a new position entitled Women’s Suffrage...


The announcement for the GS-11/12 Historian position in Planning, Environmental and Cultural Resources Branch will open 4/11 and close on 4/24.


Merit (candidates w/ federal career status)- WTHF187111180769


DEU (general public)- WTHF187111180770D


The Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife (DFW) isrecruiting to fill one part-time permanent Natural Resource Scientist 3 – Architectural Historian position in the Capital and Asset Management Program located at 600 Capitol Way, Olympia, Thurston County, Washington.


Please follow the job link to learn more about the position and how to apply.



Snohomish County Parks & Recreation Department has opened a position for an Archaeologist-Cultural Resource Coordinator working for Snohomish County government.


World War I raged through Europe from 1914 to 1918.  The United States was carefully neutral, until April 6, 1917, when it joined Great Britain and the Allied Powers, declaring war against Germany and later its allies, the Central Powers.

United States troops arrived in Europe on June 26, 1917, and entered combat in October.  The first U. S. soldiers died on November 2, 1917. Fighting continued, until the Armistice was signed the next year, on November 11,...



A few Wisaard announcements: 

1. If you are filling out archaeology site form updates, it is extremely important that you do not delete any documents or images that you did not add. Wisaard saves documents and images at the Resource level, not the Inventory level. This means that when you start a new inventory for an existing site, the documents and images from the previous inventory will appear with your new inventory as well. The...


Seattle City Light is searching for a nonprofit organization to operate a self-sustaining center for STEAM education – science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics – and expand public tours at the historic Georgetown Steam Plant.

“The Georgetown Steam Plant fascinates visitors during monthly open houses, and we see the potential for a much more active use as a museum and cultural center that can inspire and educate people of all ages,” Interim...


Funding for two state grant programs is available for owners of historic barns and for those with stewardship responsibilities over historic cemeteries in Washington State. The Heritage Barn Initiative established the Heritage Barn Register, a statewide list of historically significant barns. Owners of designated Heritage Barns are eligible to apply for matching...


The final program is available and registration is open for the May 18-20, 2018 conference of the Marion Dean Ross Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. Links to the program and registration information are below. 

Our conference will be held in Astoria, Oregon this year. Inspired by Astoria’s rich history and the diversity of its traditional ethnic communities, the conference theme is, “Constructing Community: Architecture, Diversity, and Identity in...


Time for Training!

The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) will host the first DAHP Academy session of 2018 at the LOTT Conference Room on April 17th from 9 a.m. until noon.  Speakers scheduled for this session are Lance Wollwage and Michael Houser.  Dr. Wollwage will be discussing a proposed new policy to streamline the permitting process for archaeological monitoring activities on construction projects.  This will be the first...


If there is a church in your community that could use some assistance, here is an opportunity!

From prairie churches to urban cathedrals and synagogues, historic sacred places are often the oldest, and most beautiful, buildings within our communities. Grants from the National Fund for Sacred Places help to keep these places as an important part of our national cultural heritage. The Fund for Sacred Places is a comprehensive program that provides training, planning grants, and capital...


Nominations Sought for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation The Washington state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is seeking nominations for the 26th Annual Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation.  This awards program recognizes persons, organizations, and projects that have achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation.  Award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony held during National Historic...


Heritage Capital Projects grant applications are now available for funding in the 2019-2021 biennium.  If you are looking for money for heritage in the areas of new construction, improvements to existing structures or landscapes, acquisition of property, or historic preservation of buildings, this is for you. 

Applications are due Friday, May 18, 2018.  Guidelines and application forms are published on the Washington State History Society’s...


Wisaard Project Process for Compliance Webinar

Date: March 27, 2018
Time: 9 am - 10:00 am

The goal is to clarify how the process fits in Wisaard, what needs to happen outside of Wisaard, what is required, and what is not required. This training will provide the most benefit to agencies, tribes and consultants that have a role in the Section 106 process.

Space is limited to the first 95 registrants....


On Thursday, March 1, the Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM) will be hosting their next First Thursday Speaker Series event. Their focus is on Women's History Month and will be celebrating the life and work of Mother Joseph, a Vancouver icon, with a panel discussion on Mother Joseph. Focusing on how Mother Joseph built and shaped SW Washington, four panelists will discuss the impact of the physical manifestations of...


Living Landscapes, Living Cultures
The 2018 Cultural Resource Protection Summit marks our 11th 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 effective means of fi nding resolution to issues...



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