The National Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting nominations for the 2008 National Preservation Honor Awards. The coveted annual awards recognize singular success in preserving, rehabilitating, restoring or interpreting America’s architectural and cultural heritage. Winners will be announced at the 2008 National Preservation Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which will run from October 21-25, 2008.
Individuals who have been involved in an outstanding preservation project completed in the past three years, or those who know of a corporation, nonprofit organization, public agency, or individual who has helped save a part of America’s local or national heritage, are encouraged to submit a nomination.
“The National Preservation Honor Awards recognize outstanding people and projects in the field of historic preservation from all across the country,” said Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. "In honoring the past, preservationists are providing a better future for generations to come. Through their tireless efforts, the Honor Award winners ensure that America’s story is told in all its exuberance, drama and diversity – that’s what historic preservation is all about."
The National Preservation Honor Awards are annually bestowed on distinguished individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation of our architectural and cultural heritage. These efforts include citizen attempts to save and maintain important landmarks; companies, craftsmen and volunteers whose work restores the richness of the past; the vision of public officials who support preservation projects and legislation in their communities; and educators and journalists who help Americans understand the value of preservation.
Since 1971, National Preservation Honor Awards have gone to a wide range of deserving preservation projects and leaders, including the Portland Museum of Art, Maine; Hawaii Theatre Center, Honolulu, Hi; Cornerstones Community Partnerships, New Mexico; Ellis Island, N.Y.; the Old Post Office and Union Station, Washington, DC; America’s oldest McDonald’s, Downey, Calif.; the Gold Dome Bank, Oklahoma City, Okla; the Henry Ford’s Rosa Parks Bus, Dearborn, Mich.; the History Channel; the Governors Island Partnership, N.Y.; The Michigan Historic Preservation Network.; Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino; and the late Sen. John Chafee (R-RI). Visit http://www.nationaltrust.org/preservation_awards/ to view images and descriptions of the 2007 winners.
Nominations for all awards must be postmarked by March 1, 2008.
The National Trust/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation recognizes organizations and agencies for their success in advancing the goals of historic preservation while providing affordable housing and expanding economic opportunities in the community.
The National Trust/Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Award for Federal Partnerships in Historic Preservation celebrates an exemplary Federal/private partnership that results in the preservation of an important historic resource.
The John H. Chafee Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Policy honors an outstanding contribution to historic preservation in the field of public policy.
The Trustees’ Award for Organizational Excellence recognizes a nonprofit organization that has demonstrated sustained and superlative achievement in historic preservation.
The Trustee Emeritus Award for Excellence in the Stewardship of Historic Sites recognizes sustained commitment to restoring a historic property, and excellence in the preservation, management and interpretation of the historic site.
National Preservation Honor Awards recognize the efforts of individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation. The nomination form and accompanying materials are only available online. To download the nomination form, please visit http://www.nationaltrust.org/preservation_awards.
For additional information about the National Preservation Awards, contact Caroline Healey:
- Phone: 202-588-6236
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write: Preservation Awards, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036