THE 2022 BERGEN COUNTY HISTORICAL PRESERVATION AWARDS NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS

THE 2022 BERGEN COUNTY HISTORICAL PRESERVATION AWARDS NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS

The Cultural and Historical Affairs Division announces

Online applications for nominations for the 2022 Historic Preservation Awards

(HACKENSACK, NJ) – The Bergen County Parks Department, Cultural and Historical Affairs Division is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Bergen County Historic Preservation Awards. Each May, in honor of National Historic Preservation Month, Historic Preservation Awards are presented to properties, individuals and organizations that have made a difference in preserving Bergen County’s long history. The Division of Cultural and Historical Affairs (DCHA) and the Bergen County Advisory Council for Historic Preservation coordinate the selection effort.

Since 1980, nearly 300 Preservation Awards have been given. The Bergen County Historic Preservation Awards have seven categories available:

Historic preservation

Projects:

For the exceptional preservation, restoration or rehabilitation of a historic structure, object, landscape or site.

Education:

For educational programs, publications, media projects, walking tours, or other efforts that help increase public awareness and knowledge about historic preservation in Bergen County.

Direction:

For individuals, groups, or agencies who have made a continuing contribution to the preservation of historic resources or the advancement of historic preservation in Bergen County.

Story

Publication:

For publications including books, journals, articles, pamphlets, websites, and pamphlets that promote public awareness and knowledge of the history of Bergen County.

Direction:

For individuals, groups, or agencies who have demonstrated outstanding leadership or have demonstrated outstanding continuing contributions to the advancement of history in Bergen County.

Education:

For a specific program, exhibit, educational institution, group or individual demonstrating excellence in raising public awareness and understanding of the history of Bergen County.

Young Historian Award

For individual or group projects that contribute to local historic preservation, or the promotion and public awareness of the county’s history or historic built environment. Applicants must be of school age or younger.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 18, 2022.

Prizes will be awarded on Thursday, May 5, 2022.

To submit nominations, use the form available on the DCHA website: https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/cultural-historic-affairs/about-cultural. Or you can request the form by emailing DCHA Historic Preservation Specialist Elaine Kiernan Gold at [email protected] by the March 18 deadline. Mail or deliver nominations to the Bergen County Advisory Council for Historic Preservation, c/o Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs, 1 Bergen County Plaza — 4th Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076.

The Cultural and Historical Affairs Division of Bergen County is dedicated to supporting arts, history and historic preservation. DCHA plays a leadership role in building a thriving cultural environment that benefits and distinguishes Bergen County as a New Jersey cultural destination, providing programs, services, and resources in all three areas.

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