Discover Washington: Youth Heritage Project (YHP) is an annual 4-day (overnight) interactive field school that engages high school students and teachers by connecting them to historic, cultural, and natural resources. YHP is designed to introduce historic preservation to a younger generation - future leaders that will work to save the places that matter. Through grant funding, we are pleased to be able to offer YHP free of cost to all accepted applicants.

  Thank you to everyone who attended YHP 2016 at Mount Rainier National Park! We had a great time learning about the history of Mount Rainier, analyzing planning and outreach strategies for the Longmire Historic District, exploring the importance of national parks, and celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

A special thanks to our planning partners, grantors, and sponsors who helped make it all possible:
To learn more about YHP 2016, click here to download our Final Report, or click the cover image to the left.


YHP 2017: Downtown Tacoma

We are excited to announce that YHP 2017 will be held in downtown Tacoma with a program exploring the maritime heritage of Tacoma and the greater Puget Sound. To keep up to date on announcements, application deadlines, and info about the sites we will visit, be sure to follow us on Facebook:

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For any questions about YHP or for further information, please contact our Preservation Services Coordinator, Jennifer Mortensen via email or at 206-624-9449. 



Thank you to our program partners for allowing us to offer YHP at no cost to our participants: