REMINDER: Deadline for Proposals to DAHP for Rise of La Raza

A quick reminder that proposals are due to be submitted to DAHP no later than 5:00 pm this coming Friday, July 14th.  The project is Phase II of DAHP’s effort to document and better understand the historic experience of the Hispanic community in Washington State. Phase II will focus on that experience from the mid to later decades of the 20th century in the Seattle metropolitan area and examining efforts by the community to organize and strive for a stronger voice in the affairs of Washington state. More information about the RFP can be found by visiting DAHP’s website at or contact Greg Griffith at



This is to notify you that Wisaard will be unavailable on Thursday June 29. We understand that this is short notice, but it is unavoidable and we ask for your understanding. Wisaard will be unavailable so that we can install the new E-APE feature. It should be back up and running on Friday June 30. However, please note that in the event of a state government shut-down, Wisaard will again be unavailable. If a state budget is not reached by 5:00 pm on June 30, Wisaard will be shut down.



The Washington State DAHP is requesting proposals for the inventory, documentation, evaluation and nomination of historic places in the Puget Sound region associated with Latino heritage. Proposals due July 14, 2017. Follow this link: to DAHP’s webpage with more information about the project and a link to the RFP document. Should you have any questions, contact Greg Griffith at: or 360-586-3073.



The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) and the Vanishing Treasures Program announces the availability of applications to their upcoming workshop on Traditional Finishes: Lime-Based Treatments at Grand Teton National Park on July 25-27. To register, go to this google forms link:

For questions, contact Erin Gibbs, Training Coordinator at the Western Center for Historic Preservation or go to the Vanishing Treasures Training Program website at:


Juliette Vogel Recovering from Accident

DAHP’s Assistant State Anthropologist Juliette Vogel was injured in a serious vehicle accident in SeaTac early Sunday morning as she was returning home after a week’s vacation with family. As of this writing, Juliette is currently in recovery at Harborview Hospital but expected to be released in the next day or two and return to her home in Olympia and under the care of family members. SHPO Allyson Brooks and State Anthropologist Guy Tasa are keeping in close contact with her and family members, although there is no known time frame of when she will be able to return to the office. In the meantime, all work related questions for Juliette should be directed to Guy at or 360-586-3534 or 360-790-1633. All of us here at DAHP join with her friends and family in wishing her a speedy recovery.


King County Hiring Archaeologist

Here is the link to the job description.






EZ Form Training July 13, 2017

EZ Form Training 

EZ Webinar for non-cultural resources professionals
Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 10 am until 11:15 am
Join Kim Gant for a comprehensive training webinar on the EZ forms including a tutorial of the EZ-2 in Wisaard. This webinar is limited to 100 participants and registration is required.

This training will cover:

  • When EZ-1,  EZ-2, and EZ-3 forms are necessary
  • Searching for existing properties on the map
  • Searching for existing properties in Search
  • Using existing records to complete a new EZ-2 form
  • Creating a new record to complete a new EZ-2 form
  • Adding photos and photo quality
  • Submitting the Activity
  • Activity Status
  • Finding the determination of eligibility for a property
  • Printing
  • Completing an EZ-3

Registrants will receive an email a few days before the webinar to link to the webinar. Everyone is welcome to participate. However, this training is geared to EZ users.  EZ-2 users are generally community service organization staff that are required to consult with DAHP for housing assistance programs in accordance with Section 106 or state or local government agency staff that are consulting with DAHP in accordance with Executive Order 0505 or SEPA. We will not cover the full Project module, full HPI form, or Archy site form in this session.



2017 Training Calendar

Happy June! Maybe some of you are seeing the sun?? The 2017 Training Calendar has been updated and there are some really interesting opportunities coming available both near and far.  The University of Florida is holding a field school in Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Yes please!  The theme of the Field School is Photogrammetry 3D Laser Scanning and Imaging of Historic Properties.  The Field School can be taken as a 3-week, 3-credit course or separate one week, non-credit workshops.

Closer to home, Historic Seattle will be holding a private tour next month of the notorious Firland Sanatorium, a tuberculosis ward in Shoreline that was featured in the Betty MacDonald book, The Plague and I.  Slots are limited so sign-up soon!



Wisaard Q & A

Hi Everyone,

Sometimes we send out notices to Wisaard users that Wisaard will be down for maintenance, upgrades etc… But you may or may not receive the message. Why is that? DAHP uses the email address that you provided to SAW when you signed up for an account for notification of maintenance and updates. This may be different than the email that you provided when you signed up for the WISAARD application itself.  If your email is not up to date in the SAW system then you will not receive these updates.  You also will not be able to reset your password if you accidentally lock yourself out of SAW. To check your email is correct in the SAW system:

  1. Log into SAW
  2. Choose the Account Management tab
  3. It should take you to the update my profile page. If not click Update My Profile near the top of the page.
  4. Update any information
  5. Click Modify
  6. The system will then send you an email to confirm the changes. Follow any instructions in the email to confirm these changes.

ALSO, when we send out these notices, some email servers, especially federal government email servers, reject the messages. There are over 1000 Wisaard users and we cannot contact everyone individually. But we also post the information on the blog, website, and Facebook page. 


Job Announcement – Southwest Seattle Historical Society

Position announcement: Executive Director

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society, the community heritage organization for the Duwamish peninsula since 1984, seeks an Executive Director to focus on fundraising, outreach and volunteer recruitment and provide overall management of the organization.

Application deadline

The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017. This deadline may be extended, so don’t let it stop you from applying!

Description of Duties

The Executive Director works a full-time/flex-time schedule, including evening and weekend hours, and reports to the Board of Trustees. Responsibilities include:


  • Development and maintenance of sustainable revenue streams.
  • Cultivation and stewardship of donors.
  • Direction of fundraising events and coordination of associated volunteer committees.
  • Securement of grants as possible and appropriate.


  • Maintenance of focus and public attention on organization’s mission.
  • Enhancement of visibility of organization via programs, projects and events throughout service area.
  • Promotion of organization via internal and external tools and media.
  • Liaison with heritage organizations and governmental officials.


  • Recruitment and retention of volunteers at all levels, including potential members of the Board of Trustees.
  • Supervision of non-curatorial and non-museum volunteers.
  • Fostering of existing volunteer-based committees and creation of new ones as appropriate.


  • Overall management of the organization, including its staff and facilities.
  • Hiring and supervision of curator, contract bookkeeper. (Curator hires and supervises museum operations coordinator.)
  • Preparation and monitoring of annual budget.
  • Sign-off on all organizational spending.
  • Assistance to Board of Trustees in recruitment, training and other areas as appropriate.


  • Knowledge of and affection for the Duwamish peninsula (primarily West Seattle and White Center, from Puget Sound to the Duwamish River).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to relate well to and inspire a variety of people in a variety of settings, along with experience in presentation and public speaking and one-on-one communication with donors/members/volunteers.
  • At least three years of work experience in a nonprofit setting or equivalent, preferably including fundraising, communications, recruiting and supervising staff and/or volunteers, managing grants and projects, writing and managing budgets and serving as the face and standard-bearer for a beloved, community-based mission.
  • Academic degree or certificate in nonprofit management, fundraising, communications or other area(s) consistent with Description of Duties.
  • Computer skills, including experience with the Microsoft Office suite and familiarity with data-management, layout/design and accounting software.
  • Ability to work independently, to perform several tasks concurrently and to delegate appropriately. Excellent time-management and organizational ability.
  • Availability to work weekends and weekday evenings as schedules for events, committees and the Board of Trustees dictate.
  • Auto transportation for frequent individual and organizational meetings in the community.


Up to $40,000/year depending on experience. No paid health insurance or paid vacation.

To apply

Send or e-mail cover letter, resume and any desired supporting materials and links to Peder Nelson, chair, Personnel Committee, Board of Trustees, Southwest Seattle Historical Society, 3003 61st Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98116-2810, or If you have questions, please e-mail Peder or call him at 206-335-9316.

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on gender, marital status, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation or the presence of a non job-related medical condition or handicap.