The Historical Society of Rockland County (HSRC) is pleased to announce the 23rd annual Rockland County Executive’s Historic Preservation Merit Awards. These awards are presented in recognition of outstanding historic preservation efforts in Rockland County. 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 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.

Since 1991, the Awards Committee, comprised of some 8 members, created by and coordinated by the HSRC, has presented over 60 awards to public agencies, private individuals, community-based and religious organizations in recognition of their preservation efforts in the county. The Committee also supports continued, critical action to help save Rockland County’s environmentally sensitive areas and endangered architecture. Instituted to preserve the rich historical heritage of the County, the annual program celebrates each May with a declaration of “Rockland County Preservation Week” by the county executive, a festive dinner and awards ceremony.

For more information on the award process or to submit a nomination visit or contact the Historical Society of Rockland County at 845-634-9629 or [email protected].

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