LHP and LNHP Seeking Nominations for Preservation and Culture Awards

 This is the award won in 2011 by local historian David McKean.

It’s time to offer your nomination(s) for the 2013 Annual Awards for Lowell Preservation and Culture. The Lowell Heritage Partnership joins the Lowell National Historical Park in seeking nominations from the community for recognition and acknowledgment of  contributions to preservation and culture. From the recent press release:

Lowell Heritage Partnership and Lowell National Historical Park are seeking nominations from the community for acknowledging the contributions of organizations or individuals in the areas of historic preservation and cultural heritage. Superintendent Celeste Bernardo stated that, “these awards give the Park and Partnership an opportunity to recognize those making major contributions to the development of this community and its historic resources. We intend to promote stewardship of these ideals for the benefit of future generations.” The award recipients will be announced at the fifth annual Lowell Preservation and Cultural Heritage Awards Reception as part of Doors Open Lowell in May.

These two award categories represent the important nature of the Park’s dual mission to “preserve and interpret the nationally significant historical and cultural sites” in Lowell. Two awards may be presented in each area, one to an enrolled middle through college student and one from the broader community nominees. Referring to the awards, Lowell Heritage Partnership president, Janet Leggat stated, “The Lowell Heritage Partnership was formed around cultural heritage and historic preservation, and the contributions these ideals make to the quality of life in Lowell. We look forward to again participating, with these awards going to deserving individuals and organizations that uphold the ideals we so strongly believe in.”

For the full press release and nomination forms use this LNHP link:  http://www.nps.gov/lowe/parknews/2013-annual-awards-in-lowell-historic-preservation-and-culture.htm