Nominees Sought for Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Awards


Pawtucket Congregational Church in Lowell,  Massachuestt – National Register of  Historic Places -2007

Today Secretary of State William F. Galvin – who also chairs the Massachusetts Historical Commission -announced that the Historical Commission is accepting nominations for the 33rd Annual Preservation Awards Program. This award program recognizes preservation projects and individuals that have displayed an outstanding commitment to historic preservation in Massachusetts. Projects completed in the years 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 are eligible for consideration.

…the commission encourages local historical commissions and societies, preservation professionals, and individuals to nominate outstanding preservation projects for this honor. Nominations must be received at the commission’s office in the State Archives Building by 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 1.

According to the Secretary’s press release:

The MHC accepts nominations in Adaptive Reuse;  Archaeology; Education and Outreach; Individual Lifetime Achievement (20 or more years of exemplary service to historic preservation in Massachusetts); Landscape Preservation; Local Preservationist; Rehabilitation and Restoration; and Stewardship.


Nomination forms and guidelines for the 33rd Annual Preservation Awards are available on the Massachusetts Historical Commission’s website or by calling the MHC at 617-727-8470.

Past award recipients – Lowell:

Lowell: The Apartments at Boott Mills  – Adaptive Reuse   (2008)
Lowell: Pawtucket Congregational Church – Rehabilitation & Restoration (2005)