W.Va. – The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is seeking
nominations for Our Legacy, Our Future Preservation Awards. Recommendations for
nominees will be accepted until Sept. 15, 2017. Individuals, organizations,
resources and historic districts are all eligible for consideration. The awards
will be presented at a reception at West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling
on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at 2 p.m.
This awards program honors the exemplary work of dedicated people who keep the
state moving forward as they help to preserve and protect its historic
resources. The three award categories include the Betty Woods “Snookie” Nutting
Award, Individual Historic Resource Awards and Historic District Awards.
The Snookie Nutting Award will be presented to a West Virginian who embodies
the spirit and dedication that is making a difference in a community. Nutting
has a passion for historic preservation that is inspiring and contagious. Her
lifelong pursuit of preservation projects in her hometown of Wheeling are an
example of how one person can have an impact on a community.
The Individual Historic Resource Awards recognizes historic preservation
efforts associated with an individual historic resource that is listed in the
National Register of Historic Places. Awards in this category include an
individual person award, which recognizes a person who demonstrates dedication
to the historic preservation of an individual resource and whose work has
helped to preserve the resource; and individual resource award, which
recognizes an individual resource that represents a significant aspect of West
Virginia’s history and plays a role in the continuing understanding of that
Historic District Awards are awarded in two categories: organization award and
historic district award. The organization award recognizes an organization that
has made a significant contribution to the preservation of an historic district
through restoration, research and attention to the importance of the district.
The historic district award recognizes a historic district that is comprised of
multiple components that reflects a significant aspect of West Virginia’s
history and is an example of what preservation can mean to a community.
For more information about the preservation awards and to fill out a nomination
form, go to http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/2017HPAward.pdf
or contact John Adamik, SHPO education and planning coordinator, at (304)
558-0240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is proud to be able to
present its programs at no charge to the public but without a solution to the
state’s budget situation, this could be the last year that programs of this
type could be offered. The division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, is
an agency within the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts with Gayle
Manchin, cabinet secretary. It brings together the past, present and future
through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic
preservation and museums. For more information about the division’s programs,
events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org.
The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action