Nominations Accepted for State Historic Preservation Officer’s Awards

Point Defiance Park Pagoda in Tacoma; 2013 award for Special Achievement - meticulous restoration by Metro Parks Tacoma after the historic structure was almost destroyed by fire (arson). Photo: DAHP

Point Defiance Park Pagoda in Tacoma; 2013 award for Special Achievement for meticulous restoration by Metro Parks Tacoma after the historic building was almost destroyed by fire (arson). Photo: DAHP

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 ceremony held during National Historic Preservation Month, May 2014.  The ceremony is sponsored by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and will take place on Tuesday evening, May 13th, at the Legislative Building in Olympia.

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 this last 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, 2014 at 5 p.m.  Click here for a link to the Nomination Form for the 2012 SHPO Awards.  For more information, contact Russell Holter at 360.586.3533 or russell.holter@dahp.wa.gov.

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