State Historic Preservation Office Presents “Our Legacy, Our Future” Awards

WHEELING (WVDN) – The State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History (WVDACH) has announced the 2022 Our Legacy, Our Future awards.

The presentation of these awards took place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 9 at West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling.

These awards were inaugurated on the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and celebrate the people of West Virginia who have contributed to historic preservation efforts and the places in the state that bring our history to life.

“We are proud to recognize the extraordinary commitment of our recipients and the invaluable significance of our historic resources,” shares WVDACH curator Randall Reid-Smith.

Dr. Kim Arbogast McBride and Dr. W. Stephen McBride received the Betty Woods “Snookie” Nutting Award, for their exemplary service to historic preservation. This award is given to a West Virginian who exemplifies the spirit and dedication that makes a difference in a community. Nutting has a passion for historic preservation that is inspiring and contagious. His lifelong pursuit of preservation projects in his hometown of Wheeling is an example of how one person can impact a community.

Margaret C. Hambrick of Greenbrier County received the Outstanding Individual Service to Historic Preservation Award, which recognizes an individual who demonstrates dedication to the historic preservation of an individual resource and whose work has helped preserve the resource.

The Golden Ruler, Belington, Barbour County, received the Outstanding Individual Resource Award, which recognizes an individual resource that represents an important aspect of West Virginia’s history and plays a role in the continued understanding of this story.
Arthurdale Heritage, Inc., Preston County, has been recognized for outstanding service by a historic preservation organization. The Organization Award recognizes an organization that has made a significant contribution to the preservation of a historic neighborhood through restoration, research, and attention to the significance of the neighborhood.

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