Keeping Our Heritage Alive

We connect the future, through the present, with the past. Since 1948, the North Olympic History Centrer (formerly Clallam County Historical Society), has been dedicated to keeping the history of the North Olympic Peninsula alive. The Center operates three facilities: a research library, an active artifact collection pertaining to Clallam County, and the historic Lincoln School which is currently being restored.

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Grant Workshop for Heritage Barns and Historic Cemeteries

Contact: Kathy Estes, Executive Director, Clallam County Historical Society, 360-452-2662 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Chris Moore, 206-624-9449, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Funding for two state grant programs is available for owners of historic barns and for those with stewardship responsibilities over historic cemeteries in Clallam or Jefferson County. 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 grants available to assist with barn stabilization and rehabilitation projects. The newly established Cemetery Preservation Program is intended to support outstanding examples of historic cemeteries through capital grants aimed at preservation. Both initiatives are programs of the Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation.

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, in partnership with the Clallam County Heritage Advisory Board, the Sequim Museum and Art Center, the Clallam County Historical Society, Joyce Depot Museum and Friends of Hoko River State Park, will be hosting a free workshop on Tuesday, March 27, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the North Olympic Library for advocates wishing to learn more about both the Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative and Cemetery Preservation Program. Chris Moore, Executive Director with the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the process for completing program documents. Approximately $450,000 is available in matching grants to support rehabilitation of barns and cemetery preservation, respectively. The deadline to submit applications requesting barn rehabilitation grant funds will be early May, 2018; the deadline for cemetery grants is to be determined. Come join us to learn more about this wonderful opportunity and the application process.

The North Olympic Library is located at 2210 South Peabody Street in Port Angeles, WA. For more information about the workshop or the Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative, call Chris Moore at 206-624-9449 or visit www.preservewa.org. Additional information about the Heritage Barn Program can be found at http://www.dahp.wa.gov/heritage-barn-register.

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You can help to provide the opportunity for someone to conduct research into our local history, have a 'hands-on' experience with documents and artifacts, or give a student incentive to research and teach our history.

I would like to make a special donation to the North Olympic History Center to help in preserving our Clallam County history. Please use my tax deductible gift of $ for:

Artifact Storage
Research Library
Building Fund
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Wherever Needed