The Historic Preservation Committee of the Brown County Historical Society is accepting nominations for its annual Historic Preservation Awards, to be presented at the Society’s Annual Dinner in early 2023. Self-nominations are welcomed.
Awards are generally presented in the following categories:
Building Historic Restoration/Rehabilitation
Recognizes restoration projects where a majority of the original interior and exterior building fabric has been preserved or replicated for future generations, and the same or a related building use is often enabled to continue.
Building Facade Rehabilitation
Recognizes thoughtful maintenance, repairs, or reconstruction of an older building’s facade(s), preserving the architectural style and features.
Building Adaptive Reuse
Recognizes the preservation of an older building which, while significant changes might have been necessary to enable an alternate or more modern use, is nonetheless given a new life and saved from loss as a result of neglect or demolition.
Recognizes individuals or organizations that advance the cause of Historic Preservation. Examples of activities would be preservation partnerships, political action groups, education, research, and investigation. In addition to buildings, these activities could focus on subjects such as historic districts, crafts and artifacts, and archeology.
Recognizes major accomplishments or lifetime work in dedication to the advancement of Historic Preservation.
To be considered for an award:
- The building or activity must be located, or the individual must reside, in Brown County.
- The work involved or the results gained from the project or activity must be considered substantial, and the benefits should be accessible to the public.
- The project or activity must demonstrate the economic, aesthetic, and/or cultural benefits of historic preservation.
Nominations for the Historic Preservation Awards must be received by November 30th each year.
Additional information may be requested of award winners for inclusion in the Society’s records.
For more information, contact us.