Tuesday, September 09, 2008

November 1 deadline for Preserve America Presidential Awards nominations

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is accepting nominations for the 2009 Preserve America Presidential Awards to honor exemplary achievements in historic preservation and heritage tourism efforts involving natural and cultural historic resources.  The deadline for submitting nominations for the highest federal awards honoring historic preservation achievement is November 1, 2008.  The Preserve America Presidential Awards are part of an initiative established by President Bush that encourages and supports community efforts to preserve and enjoy our nation’s cultural and natural heritage assets.  Four Preserve America Presidential Awards are given each year.

The Preserve America Presidential Awards are given to organizations, businesses, and government entities for:
  • exemplary accomplishments in the sustainable use and preservation of cultural or natural heritage
  • demonstrated commitment to the protection and interpretation of America’s cultural or natural heritage assets.
  • the integration of these assets into contemporary community life, and combination of innovative, creative, and responsible approaches to showcasing historic resources in communities.
Click here for the nomination form and guidelines, as well as information on past winners and the overall Preserve America initiative.