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State Historic Preservation Office Seeks Nominations for Preservation Awards

The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office is seeking nominations for Our Legacy, Our Future Preservation Awards.

Recommendations for nominees will be accepted until Sept. 1. 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 at 2 p.m. on Oct. 13. Nominations will need a one-page summary of the reasons for the nomination and up to five supporting documents.

The Betty Woods “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 is 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 and an individual resource award.

Historic District Awards are awarded in two categories: organization award and historic district award. The first award recognizes an organization that has made a significant contribution to the preservation of a historic district through restoration, research and attention to the importance of the district. The latter award recognizes a historic district that is composed of multiple components that reflect 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 www.wvculture.org/shpo or contact John Adamik, SHPO education and planning coordinator, at 304-558-0240 or john.d.adamik@wv.gov.

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