Preserving the Panama Hotel

Join the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Seattle and Jan Johnson, owner of the Panama Hotel, to celebrate one of Seattle’s remarkable historic places with a very special announcement regarding the Panama Hotel’s future!

WHEN: Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 5:30-7:00 pm
WHERE: Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) Memorial Hall, 1212 S. King Street, Seattle 98144

The evening will also include a screening of a new short film entitled The Panama Hotel Legacy produced by Big Story Group (based upon a future documentary) and a musical performance by Seattle Kokon Taiko.

Doors will open at 5:00 pm and the program will begin at 5:30 pm. Refreshments will be available. RSVP to Historic Seattle at by April 6.* Through your RSVP, your email address will be shared with Historic Seattle. If you would like to opt out of future emails, be sure to note that in your reply.

Learn more about Historic Seattle at


IACC Save the Date October 20-22, 2015

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“Artifice and Authenticity in Architecture! To Play or Not To Play?”




 Abstracts or proposals for papers or work-in-progress reports are solicited for the 2015 annual meeting of the Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. The meeting this year will be held in Ashland, Oregon, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, on October 23rd to 25th.

This year’s theme is “Artifice and Authenticity in Architecture! To Play or Not To Play?”

“…the plays the thing / Wherein Ill catch the conscience of the King.”  Hamlet: Act 2, Scene 2

From festivals to farms, ranches to resorts, mining towns to ghost towns, the American west is replete with attractions and destinations that celebrate its legacy.  Submissions for the conference may address the conference theme, broadly conceived, or explore the ways in which our historic resource-based economy is being translated into a tourism-based economy in southern Oregon and beyond.  Topics germane to the theme will be given first priority; other proposals are also welcome. Abstracts will be blind peer-reviewed by the SAHMDR Review Committee with a select number chosen for oral presentation or a poster session opportunity.

Membership in the SAHMDR is not required for abstract submission, although those chosen for presentation will be asked to contribute chapter dues for the current year. Graduate students and advanced undergraduates in fields related to the built environment are particularly welcome.

Submission Guidelines: The abstract should be no more than 500 words, and should fit onto a single-sided page. A single separate page should include the author’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address with a brief, 100-200 word paragraph biography or one-page curriculum vitae. Indicate in your abstract whether you intend to deliver a twenty-minute paper or a ten-minute work-in-progress report. Ideally, submissions should be analytical or critical in nature, rather than descriptive, and aim to make an original contribution.  Electronic submission of proposals is preferred.

Abstracts are due on or before May 12, 2015, and authors of papers chosen for presentation will be notified by June 11, 2015. Completed manuscripts of accepted papers must be submitted in full to conference organizers by August 11, 2015. Authors shall retain copyright, but will agree that the paper can be deposited for scholarly use in the chapter archive in the Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries.

Email submissions as a Word attachment with the subject heading SAHMDR 2015 on or before May 12, 2015, to Amanda Clark at If you are unable to send your submission electronically, please send it via regular mail to:

Amanda C. R. Clark, MLIS, Ph.D.
Director of the Library & Assistant Professor in Art
Whitworth University
300 W. Hawthorne Road, Spokane, WA 99251


State Historic Preservation Plan – Executive Summary

DAHP has prepared an Executive Summary to accompany the State Historic Preservation Plan 2014-2019. You can find it on the Preservation Planning section of our website!

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Confederated Tribes of the Colville is hiring an Archaeologist II/Collections ManagerPosition

Position Description and contact information: J-7346 Arch II Collections JA 3-13-15

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Summer Youth Heritage Program Application Period is Open

Seattle, Washington: The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to announce they are accepting high school student and teacher applications for their fourth annual heritage field school that will take place at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, July 15-18, 2015. Discover Washington: Youth Heritage Project (YHP) will host up to 48 high school students along with eight teachers and mentors. Eligible applicants include all high school age students and school teachers in Washington and Oregon.

The Washington Trust is developing and producing this year’s Discover Washington: Youth Heritage Project in partnership with the National Park Service, staff at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. Program topics will include early settlement of the American West; the archaeological process; the merits of reconstruction as a method of preserving the past; and the complexity of authenticity in historic preservation.

Participants will be engaged in a variety of activities designed to help them develop their own ideas for what constitutes successful and engaging historic preservation strategies. YHP will feature an archeological dig in partnership with an archaeology field school sponsored by Portland State University. The program will also feature a visit to the Cathlapotle Plankhouse, a reconstructed Chinookan plankhouse located on the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

Over the course of the program, students will develop ideas and recommendations for successful historic interpretation at Fort Vancouver. Students will present these ideas to professionals and community stakeholders at the Town Hall meeting, the culminating event of the four-day field school. Members of the media and public are invited to attend the Town Hall, held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18 at the Vancouver Public Library.

“Fort Vancouver is an incredible National Park, the perfect laboratory for investigating complex issues of historic preservation and interpretation. We are so pleased to host the YHP this summer,” said Park Superintendent Tracy Fortmann.

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to be offering this program free of cost to all participants through generous grant funding from the National Park Service, the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, and the Clark County/City of Vancouver Historic Preservation Program.

Discover Washington: Youth Heritage Project builds on the success of three prior programs: the 2012 Washington State Youth Summit: Connecting Cultures which focused on Latino Heritage topics and took place in the Yakima Valley and Mount Rainier National Park; the 2013 Youth Heritage Project at Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve; and the 2014 Youth Heritage Project in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District in association with the National Park Service’s Asian Pacific Islander Theme Study.  The Youth Heritage Project works to achieve four primary objectives: connect teachers and youth to historic places and landscapes; engage students in historic preservation and conservation activities; expand tools to support teachers’ educational efforts around the built and natural environments; and excite the next generation of advocates and stewards of our natural and historic resources.

“The YHP program is fast becoming the premier opportunity for high school students to learn about our region’s history, engaging participants in hands-on activities and introducing them to practitioners in the field of cultural resource management,” notes Chris Moore, Executive Director of the Washington Trust.

We encourage all interested high school-age students to apply, including 8th graders who will begin high school in the fall of 2015 and seniors who will graduate in 2015. The Washington Trust offers the Youth Heritage Program free of cost to allow any student who is interested the opportunity to apply (regardless of economic situation) and foster diversity among program participants. Applications will be due May 18, 2015 and are available now on our website at


Window Preservation Summit II “The Business of Window Preservation”

The Window Preservation Standards Collaborative 


Window Preservation Summit II

“The Business of Window Preservation”

Save the Date!


September 14 through 17, 2015

at the

Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies

Mt. Carroll, Illinois

Workshops to include: business of window preservation; marketing; hands-on field workshops; steam & infrared paint removal; best practices; mid-century window preservation; steel casement window preservation; wood window preservation; making wooden storm windows; glazing technology; paint technology; Dutchmen repairs; working with the RRP rules; using social media; air infiltration testing and much more!

 $595 includes room and board on site

More information and registration details to follow soon!


Rescuing Your Historic Building Workshop – April 27, 2015 – Dayton

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Cultural Resources Workshop at Stillaguamish April 1, 2015

Please save the date for April 1, a Cultural Resources Workshop at Stillaguamish. The topics will be on Energy and Aquatic Resources.


  • Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde – “Offshore Energy Resources and Tribal Cultural Landscapes”. (David Harrelson and Briece Edwards)
  • Sunset Falls Energy Project – Jason Cooper (AMEC)
  • Shoreline Master Plans – Gretchen Kaehler (DAHP)

Please RSVP and arrive with an appetite (for food, knowledge, and discussion) at 12:30 – lunch will be provided. We will start at 1:00 and leave plenty of time for questions. An agenda will be sent out the week before. We look forward to having you join us.

RSVP to:
Kerry Lyste
Cultural Resources, Stillaguamish Tribe
CR Specialist/GIS Analyst/ Database Administrator
Ph:360-657-3687 ext 14



DAHP Move Update: Last Message from 1063

DAHP’s tenure at the 1063 Capitol Way South Building (aka Capitol Park Building) is rapidly drawing to a close. Friday morning, movers arrive to transport DAHP’s furnishings and equipment across the street to our new home at 1110 Capitol Way South in the historic Capitol Court Building, the former Thurston County Courthouse. We also will be unveiling our new agency logo which should start appearing in our letterhead, business cards, etc.

As written in earlier posts, Friday will be a day that will be difficult to reach DAHP staff members. Since computers and phone lines are to be disconnected in a matter of minutes, the best way to contact us will be via email or mobile phone. List of email and mobile phone numbers are published in the Staff Directory at our website. 

Monday, March 2nd will also be a difficult day to reach. Again, email or contact via mobile phones will be your best bet. We expect phones and computers to be reconnected by Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest. The main office line of 360-586-3065 will be the first to be reconnected.

Again, as SHPO Allyson Brooks and DAHP staff transition to our new quarters, your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated if we are not as easily available and responsive as we strive to be. Although we hope to be back up and running as usual as we get into March.

We look forward to seeing you in our new offices. Thanks go to DAHP staff who have worked hard to plan and bring about the move so smoothly while keeping up with their work duties.