History

50th Anniversary National Preservation Act Event

Did you know that Everett native Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson played a pivotal role in shaping the National Preservation Act and getting it approved by President Johnson?

To honor his role you are invited to join State Historic Preservation Officer Allyson Brooks and DAHP Staff at Preservation@50 on Saturday October 15, 2016 at the historic Everett Theatre in downtown Everett. The event is to observe and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) by President Johnson on October 15, 1966.

Everett is the site of the event in recognition of the large role played by then Washington Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson in shaping the legislation and seeing its passage through Congress to the President’s desk. Jackson was born and raised in Everett and his political life had a great influence on the city and state.

Doors for the event will open at noon on October 15 on Preservation@50 with light refreshments available. The program will start at 12:30 and end at 1:30. A guided walking tour of the Downtown Everett Historic District will follow after the program.

The Everett Theatre is located at 2911 Colby Avenue in Everett 98201:  http://www.historiceveretttheatre.org/

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested.

Send questions and your RSVP to: Beverly.Ubias@dahp.wa.gov and include “Preservation@50” in the subject line and the number of persons attending.

And you can make it a full day of historic edutainment by attending the Everett Public Library’s Centennial Commemoration for the Everett Massacre afterwards. The Museum will be there, too! Details to follow.

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