Combined Fund Drive Masquerade Ball 2014

Enjoy the mystery and pageantry as the Combined Fund Drive partners with the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation to bring you the 3rd Annual CFD Masquerade Ball on Saturday, October 18th in the Legislative Building in Olympia.

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CDBG 2014 Planning-Only Grants Available

The Washington State Department of Commerce has announced that application materials for the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) are now available. The Planning-Only Grants support eligible small communities and rural counties in Washington in attaining the planning tools necessary to implement priority projects that principally benefit low and moderate income persons. $400,000 is available in 2014 with maximum grants of $24,000 for a single jurisdiction and $40,000 for multiple jurisdiction applications. Application materials are available at  www.commerce.wa.gov/cdbg under the Planning-Only Grant menu item. Or contact Phyllis Cole at Phyllis.cole@commerce.wa.gov or 360-725-4001.

 

 

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Salute Pierce County Celebrates Fort Lewis and WW I Centennial

The Lakewood and Tacoma Historical Societies are “joining forces” to commemorate the World War I centennial and the fascinating role citizens of Pierce County played in establishing Camp Lewis in 1917. Renamed Fort Lewis in 1927 and transformed into Joint Base Lewis-McChord in 2010, the post has a rich heritage that will be showcased on Sunday, October 19 at the American Lake Conference Center at 8085 NCO Beach Road at JBLM. The event will feature entertainment, exhibits, food, and speakers including Former U.S. Representative 6th District, Norm Dicks. Tickets are $50.00/person and benefit the Historical Societies and their work to preserve the heritage of Lakewood and Tacoma. For information, email info@tacomahistory.org or craftyhubers@comcast.net or 253-370-6676 or 253-472-3738.  

 

 

 

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USFS Archaeologist Rick McClure is Retiring

RangerRickMcClureAfter 34 years with the U.S. Forest Service Gifford Pinchot National Forest, long time Archaeologist Rick McClure is retiring. Fellow archaeologist and spouse Cheryl Mack is joining with friends and Forest Service colleagues to host a celebration on Saturday, September 20th at 5:00 pm at the Trout Lake Grange Hall in Trout Lake in the shadow of Mt. Adams.

During his career with the Forest Service, Rick demonstrated his keen insights and high standards in researching and preserving archaeological site and cultural resources across the Northwest.  After retirement, he plans to travel, enjoy spending time with his family, and continue his passion to learn and write about cultural resources.  State Historic Preservation Officer Allyson Brooks and DAHP staff send sincere congratulations on a successful career and all the best in retirement.

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WA Trust Looking to Fill Two Part Time Jobs!

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The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is looking to fill two part time jobs: an Assistant Main Street Coordinator and a part-time Membership & Events Coordinator. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact us.  The job announcements are listed below and also posted at http://preservewa.org/News76.aspx.

Since 1984, the Washington State Main Street Program has been helping communities revitalize the local economy, appearance, and perception of their downtown commercial districts using the successful Main Street Approach®. Communities involved in this program consistently experience an increase in new businesses, an expanded tax base, an increase in available jobs, as well as a high level of public and private investment within the commercial core. The Main Street Program is housed in the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation and is managed (under contract) by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.

Main Street Assistant Coordinator:

The part-time Assistant Coordinator  job, based in Seattle, will help to support and expand the current program.

Job Description:

  • Assist with developing new program collateral for the Washington State Main Street Program such as a program brochure and revised handbook.
  • Assist with outreach and support to Affiliate and Main Street communities, including communication via email and phone as necessary.
  • Assist in the gathering and processing of quarterly revitalization statistics related to business development, job creation, volunteer engagement, and public and private investment in downtowns from Main Stree communities.
  • Assist in communication and outreach to strengthen the state program.
  • Assist in planning and executing RevitalizeWA, the annual statewide Preservation and Main Street conference. This includes the annual Silent Auction and the Excellence on Main Awards program.
  • Assist in coordinating statewide workshops and trainings.
  • Assisting in developing training and promotional materials for local Main Street programs:
    • Board and Committee training
    • Community and organizational assessments
    • Introduction to Main Street presentations & community meetings
    • Development of program materials
    • Washington State Main Street Network brochure
    • Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program training
    • Main Street 101 training
    • Business recruitment and retention

Requirements:
The Assistant Coordinator should be skilled at event planning; possess strong verbal and written communication skills; strong computer skills; work well with diverse groups; be self-motivated; have a positive attitude, be energetic, and bring fresh ideas to the organization. A great sense of humor is appreciated, too. Preference will be given to applicants who have a background in Main Street, non-profit management, public relations, historic preservation, economic development and/or marketing.

Schedule and Travel:
The schedule for this part-time, hourly position is 15-20 hours per week.  Hours are flexible but may increase at certain times throughout the year, especially during the RevitalizeWA conference in late-spring.  In addition to attending the RevitalizeWA conference, the position may require travel statewide for evening and weekend meetings, workshops and site visits.

Compensation:
The hourly rate for this position is $15.00 – $20.00 per hour, based on experience.  Medical and dental insurance, vacation pay, and holiday pay are not provided.  However, compensation does include payment of all Federal and State payroll, unemployment insurance and industrial insurance taxes.  In addition, the successful candidate will be eligible for retirement benefits in the future after a term of employment, and, approved travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with rules and rates established by the State of Washington.

How to apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to: info@preservewa.org with the subject line “Assistant Coordinator Application.”

Membership & Events Coordinator

Job Description:

  • Maintain and grow the Trust’s membership program, manage donor database, coordinate member renewals, serve as point of contact for member correspondence.
  • Support Executive Director and Development Chair in building and implementing Board giving program, set annual Board giving goals, and maintain Board giving database.
  • Maintain and expand corporate membership and sponsorship programs, develop annual corporate sponsorship prospectus, serve as lead in researching and identifying potential corporate sponsors/members, coordinator with Executive Director and Development Chair to recruit new corporate sponsors.
  • Assist Washington Main Street Coordinator with conference planning and securing corporate sponsors for RevitalizeWA, the annual Preservation & Main Street Conference.
  • Coordinate quarterly Board meetings, including identification of site venue, accommodations for staff, planning of local tours, and correspondence with Board members regarding meeting and associated activities.
  • Coordinate and plan annual Vintage Washington fundraiser and members Holiday Party.

Requirements:
The Membership and Events Coordinator should have excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to work with people of all types; strong computer skills; the ability to handle multiple and varied assignments; be positive, energetic and outgoing; be self-directed; be comfortable with social media; and enjoy working with a close-knit team of professionals dedicated to historic preservation.  Preference will be given to applicants with a background in historic preservation, knowledge of online donor-management software (Donor Perfect) and online email marketing software, and experience in marketing and/or development.

Schedule and Travel:
The schedule for this part-time, hourly position is 20-30 hours per week.  Hours are flexible and will increase at certain times throughout the year, especially during the RevitalizeWA Preservation & Main Street Conference, Special Events and Board Meetings.  The position may require travel statewide for evening and weekend meetings, conferences and events.

Compensation:
The hourly rate for this position is $18.00 – $22.00 per hour, based on experience.  Medical and dental insurance, vacation pay, and holiday pay are not provided.  However, compensation does include payment of all Federal and State payroll, unemployment insurance and industrial insurance taxes.  In addition, the successful candidate will be eligible for retirement benefits in the future after a term of employment, and, approved travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with rules and rates established by the State of Washington.

How to apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to: info@preservewa.org with the subject line “Membership and Events Coordinator.”  No phone calls, please.

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Local Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians Conference to be held in Seattle!

SAH MARION DEAN ROSS / PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAPTER
ANNUAL CONFERENCE, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
October 3-5, 2014
 

The final touches have been made to the Marion Dean Ross Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historian’s 2014 conference program.  For program and registration information, go to the SAH MDR website:

http://www.sahmdr.org/conference.html

SAH_LogoThis year is the 60th anniversary of the founding of our chapter and we’ve put together a conference worthy of the milestone.  The theme is “Museums: Building Collections, Building Community.”  The conference will be held in Seattle, October 3-5, 2014.  We realize Seattle can be an expensive town, especially for hotels; correspondingly, we have kept the conference price reasonably low.  We hope you agree as you peruse the program.

As always, check out our SAH MDR blog for news about historic architecture in the Pacific Northwest:

http://sahmdr.wordpress.com/

Hope to see y’all in Seattle!

 

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DAHP Consultant’s Training Planned for this Month!

SAVE THE DATE:  Consultant’s Training in Southwest Washington

DAHP staff will be in Vancouver, Washington on Thursday, September 25th – at the Pearson Air Museum!

The purpose of the workshop is to provide guidance to our consultants on:

  • DAHP survey and inventory expectations,
  • site types, and the professional qualifications for recording sites
  • changes to state law regarding Cultural Resources and the protection of graves;
  • and to provide opportunities for consultants to ask questions about regulatory compliance on Section 106, SEPA, and Governor’s Executive Order 05-05.

This training is limited by the capacity of the classroom.  The training is open to Cultural Resource Consultants and Public Agency resource reviewers.

The cost of the program is FREE!

Space is limited so for registration information contact Russell Holter, DAHP Training Coordinator at 360-586-3533 or Russell.Holter@DAHP.wa.gov.

 

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Seattle City Light Seeks Historic Preservation Strategic Advisor

This is a permanent half‐time position to provide strategic guidance to the Division Director on educational, interpretive, and planning work for City Light projects that involve significant historic or cultural resources and compliance responsibilities. One of the first responsibilities of this position will be to lead efforts related to the restoration and use of the Georgetown Steam Plant which is on the National Register of Historic Places and is also a National Historic Landmark. This work will include developing improved public access to the property; coordinating existing uses of the building; establishing a community involvement process to identify and implement future uses for the building; and working with the National Park Service, volunteers, and other organizations to form an Advisory Committee to develop the future program for the facility and offer tours and exhibits. In addition, the position will assist with other related planning work in the Division as needed.

For more info see: http://www.seattle.gov/personnel/employment/default_neogov.asp

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WA Trust Announces Sivinski Preservation Grant Deadline

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Announces
2015 Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund Grant Program

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has announced that grant applications for the 2015 Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund are being accepted. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, October 6, 2014.

Established in 1997, the program has awarded grants to 104 projects totaling over $96,000 in funding to local historic preservation organizations and advocates engaged in the important work of preserving Washington’s cultural heritage. While priority is given to bricks and mortar rehabilitation of historic resources, eligible projects also include services such as hiring professional expertise for the production of as-built drawings, a Historic Structures Report (HSR), or a feasibility study for the adaptive use of a historic resource. “The Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund enables preservation to happen at the local level, assisting with projects that highlight the heritage and history of communities across the state,” notes Chris Moore, Executive Director of the Washington Trust. “From boat docks to log cabins to schoolhouses, program funding reaches a unique assortment of resources that matter to Washington.”

Recently, funding from the Washington Preserves program has been awarded to assist with activities such as refurbishing original doors on the pioneer-era Bush Hotel in Index, restoring neon lighting on the marquee of the art deco Ritz Theatre in Ritzville, and roof replacement of the milk house/blacksmith shop at the Prairie House Museum in Spanaway. “With its 2015 funding cycle, the Washington Trust is renewing its focus on providing grants for projects that represent the day-to-day activities and events of our past,” said Kris Bassett, Chair of the Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund. “An authentic sense of place is important for any community – this grant program reaffirms the impact historic sites have on informing our shared past.”

The next deadline for submitting grant applications is Monday, October 6, 2014. Applications submitted via email must be received by 5pm that day. If a hard copy is being sent via U.S. Mail, application materials must be postmarked no later than October 6, 2014. All application materials are available on the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation’s website at www.preservewa.org/Washington-Preserves-Fund.aspx. For additional questions about the application and for information on donating to the Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund, please contact Cathy Wickwire at 206-624-9449 or via email at cwickwire@preservewa.org.

Mission of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, an independent, non-profit organization, is dedicated to saving the places that matter in Washington State and promoting sustainable and economically viable communities through historic preservation. The Trust helps make local preservation work and builds an ethic that preserves Washington’s historic places through advocacy, education, collaboration and stewardship. Founded in 1976, the Washington Trust addresses its mission through the annual Most Endangered Historic Properties List, educational tours of its landmark headquarters, the Stimson-Green Mansion in Seattle, conferences and training workshops, a quarterly members’ newsletter, a small grants fund, and action on legislation and public policy. Visit the Trust website at www.preservewa.org for more information.

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LEWIS COUNTY’S HISTORIC COURTHOUSE CELEBRATION

Lewis County’s historic Courthouse located in downtown Chehalis is joining the National Register of Historic Places. To celebrate, the County is hosting a grand party on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Come attired in period dress from the 1920s and enjoy tours and other events.  Also, admire the rehabilitation work that Lewis County has been working on to bring back the building’s architectural grandeur, taking advantage of the State’s Historic County Courthouse Preservation Grant funding. For more information visit www.lewiscounty.wa.gov or call 360-740-1120. 1633_0011633_001.

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