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Nominations sought for National Preservation Awards

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting nominations for the 2006 National Preservation Awards. Individuals who have been involved in an outstanding preservation project completed in the past three years, or those who know of a corporation, nonprofit organization, public agency, or individual who has helped save a part of America’s local or national heritage are encouraged to submit a nomination.

The coveted annual awards recognize singular success in preserving, rehabilitating, restoring or interpreting America’s architectural and cultural heritage. Winners will be honored at the National Preservation Conference in Pittsburgh Oct. 31 through Nov. 5, 2006.

Since 1971, National Preservation Awards have gone to preservation projects and leaders, including Portland Museum of Art, Maine; Colonial Williamsburg, Va.; Rockefeller Center, and Ellis Island, N.Y.; the Old Post Office and Union Station, Washington, DC; America’s oldest McDonald’s, Downey, Calif.; Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Ariz.; the Monroe School, Topeka, Kan.; the History Channel; the Governors Island Partnership, N.Y.; the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation; J. Reid Williamson, former president of the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana; Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino; and the late Sen. John Chafee (R-RI). Visit to view descriptions of the 2005 winners.

Nominations for the following five awards must be postmarked by March 1, 2006:

— The National Trust/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation recognizes organizations and agencies for their success in advancing the goals of historic preservation while providing affordable housing and expanding economic opportunities in the community.

— The National Trust/Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Award for Federal Partnerships in Historic Preservation celebrates an exemplary Federal/private partnership that results in the preservation of an important historic resource.

— The John H. Chafee Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Policy honors an outstanding contribution to historic preservation in the field of public policy.

— The Trustees’ Award for Organizational Excellence recognizes a nonprofit organization that has demonstrated sustained and superlative achievement in historic preservation.

— The Trustee Emeritus Award for Excellence in the Stewardship of Historic Sites recognizes sustained commitment to restoring a historic property, and excellence in the preservation, management and interpretation of the historic site.

In addition, the National Preservation Honor Awards recognize the efforts of individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation. Nominations for the National Preservation Honor Awards must be postmarked by May 1, 2006.

This year, the nomination form and accompanying materials are only available online. To download the nomination form, visit

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America’s communities. Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Trust was founded in 1949 and provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to protect the irreplaceable places that tell America’s story. Staff at the Washington, DC, headquarters, six regional offices and 28 historic sites work with the Trust’s 270,000 members and thousands of preservation groups in all 50 states. For more information, visit the Trust’s Web site at

For additional information about the National Preservation Awards:

— Phone: (202) 588-6236

— E-mail:

— Write: Preservation Awards, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036

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