State’s Office of Historic Preservation Seeks Nominations for Preservation Awards

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Charleston, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is inviting nominations for Our Legacy, Our Future Preservation Awards. The office will accept applications through September 15, and all individuals, organizations, resources, and historic districts are eligible. The organization will host a reception at West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling on Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 p.m. to present the awards.

The awards program honors the exemplary work of dedicated individuals who advance the state by preserving and protecting historic resources. The organization will award five awards in three categories: the Betty Woods “Snookie” Nutting Award, the Individual Historic Resource Awards, and the Historic District Awards. Anyone interested in submitting a nomination will offer a one-page summary of the reasons for nominations and five supporting documents.

For more information about the Preservation Awards and to complete a nomination form, visit or contact SHPO Education and Planning Coordinator John Adamik at (304) 558-0240 or by e- mail to [email protected]

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