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CCC Receives Historic Preservation Education Award

The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has announced its 2012 State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) Awards For Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation.

In the category for Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Education, the award will be given to Clatsop Community College for the 2011 Summer Field School at the Brune Homestead near Dallesport, in Klickitat County.

During workshops in October 2010 and May 2011, CCC Historic Preservation students working with Washington State Parks under the direction of Kevin Palo, documented, deconstructed, and reconstructed a plank and box construction cabin using original, salvaged and new materials. The 1882 Brune cabin, located in Columbia Hills Washington, is the only structure remaining in the Dalles Mountain Ranch Historic District from the original homestead settlement. This project also served as the capstone project for CCC students Serena Orwick and Joseph Sakrisson.

The award will be presented during a ceremony on May 8, 2012 at the Washington State Capital in Olympia.

The CCC Historic Preservation program includes both a one-year certificate and a two-year AAS degree to prepare individuals for work in the building trades with an emphasis on the preservation and restoration of historic and vintage buildings. Practical hands-on construction techniques are combined with historic preservation theory in this unique program.

Please direct inquiries to: Lucien Swerdloff, 503-338-2301.

Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

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