Local History & Preservation Award Nominations Due May 1st

Erie County Historical Society has established several ways in which it recognizes outstanding achievement and dedication to the field of history, on the part of individuals and organizations.  This recognition may be awarded for service over a period of time, or for the quality of a specific project.

All buildings and structures at least 40 years old or of an endangered archetype in Erie County are eligible for Preservation Awards. This includes commercial, residential, industrial, public, religious, or other properties.  They need not qualify for “National Register” listing, but must be of recognized historical or architectural value in terms of format, detail, and/or presence in the community.  Interior and/or exterior work is eligible.  Construction or enhancement projects must have been completed within the past five years. Award nominations will be accepted for the listed categories, but each category will not necessarily receive an award.

Awards will be given out at the ECHS Annual Meeting and Dinner on July 10, 2012. All nominations are due on or before May 1, 2012 to the Erie County Historical Society.

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