Nominations are being sought for the 23rd annual Rockland County Executive’s Historic Preservation Merit Awards. The Historical Society of Rockland County presents the awards in recognition of outstanding historic preservation efforts in Rockland County.
Here’s the press release, if you are interested in nominating someone:
The HSRC welcomes nominations for or from individuals, organizations, businesses or municipal representatives for achievements which have contributed to the continued preservation of the county’s significant historical and cultural heritage. Self-nominations are encouraged.
Activities, projects or phases of projects which have been completed in the last ten (10) years will be considered eligible.
Categories of nominations include Preservation/Restoration, Adaptive Use, Continuing Use, Rescue Award, Preservation Leadership and Artisan. Nominations for the 2013 awards must be postmarked by March 1, 2013 for consideration.
Some of the awards made by the Committee underline the positive effects of preservation on the community. In one instance, the excellent restoration of a restaurant building focused the integrity of the 18th c. Tappan Historic District. In Sloatsburg, a 19th c. village struggling to retain its working-class history, another commercial restoration anchored the block and is inspiring other renovations.
The awards, made by the Committee for preservation efforts on homes both modest and grand, help to get out the word that it is in everyone’s interest to restore and retain the richness of the past. The process is self-fulfilling, and it helps to unify and inspire a community.
For more information on the award process or to submit a nomination visit www.RocklandHistory.org or contact the Historical Society of Rockland County at 845-634-9629 or firstname.lastname@example.org.