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Nominations sought for outstanding achievements in historic preservation

OLYMPIA — The Washington state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is seeking nominations for the 24th Annual Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation.

This awards program recognizes persons, organizations, and projects that have achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation.  Award recipients will be recognized at a May ceremony during National Historic Preservation Month.

The May 13 ceremony, sponsored by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, will take at the Legislative Building.

Nominations can be made in one of the following categories:  historic preservation planning, historic property rehabilitation projects, career achievement, public education, stewardship, special achievement media and cemetery preservation.

A nominee in the cemetery preservation category should demonstrate outstanding career achievement, stewardship, or a completed preservation effort in the context of preserving a historic cemetery.

Nominations for the State Historic Preservation Officers Awards must be postmarked or submitted to DAHP by Friday, March 14, at 5 p.m.  Nomination forms, instructions and other information about the awards may be obtained by visiting www.dahp.wa.gov, or by contacting Russell Holter at 360-586-3533 or email russell.holter@dahp.wa.gov.

 

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