Notice – Gloucester Historical Commission invites the public to attend the 2016 Preservation Awards

2016 Preservation Awards

The Gloucester Historical Commission invites the public to attend the 2016 Preservation Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2 to 4 PM at the Cape Ann Museum. Recognition of preservation and restoration projects is based on the following criteria.

• Preserves neighborhood history through research, writing, or art.

• Preserves a property that is historically significant in age, style, or use.

• Restores using traditional materials or methods.

• Preserves historical integrity or appearance.

• Protects from present threat or future harm.

• Completes project within the past two years.

• Accomplished by an individual, family, or group, or through community advocacy, fundraising, or effort.

Award categories include the following.

• Archaeology

• Adaptive reuse

• Education and outreach

• Landscape preservation

• Restoration and rehabilitation

• Preservation stewardship

• Individual lifetime achievement

• Documentation of Gloucester’s history

At the ceremony, members of the Historical Commission will introduce recipients and present award certificates. Slides will be shown, and recipients will talk briefly about their projects. Recipients include:

· Chester Brigham, in the category of Documentation of Gloucester History, for his book, Phoenix of the Seas: the Ernestina-Morrissey.

· Robert Trott and Craig J. Anderson, in the categories of Restoration and Rehabilitation and Education and Outreach, for their Eagle Scout projects enhancing Veterans’ memorials.

· Juni VanDyke, in the category of Education and Outreach, for her Neighborhood Quilt project, conducted through the Rose Baker Senior Center.

· Mark Carlotto, in the categories of Archaeology and Landscape Preservation, for his research and advocacy for Dogtown Common and the Native solar observatory on Pole Hill.

· Paul St. Germain, in the category of Documentation of Gloucester History, for his book Cape Ann Granite.

· Ken Breen, in the category of Restoration and Rehabilitation, for the restoration of his Queen Anne style home at 159 Essex Ave.

· Martin Ray, in the category of Documentation of Gloucester History, for his blog, Notes from Halibut Point.

· Jason Grow, in the category of Education and Outreach, for his photographs of Gloucester’s World War II veterans.

· The Fish Shack Building Committee and the Lane’s Cove Historical Association, in the category of Restoration and Rehabilitation, for their collaborative resurrection of a historic fish shack in Lane’s Cove.

Everyone is welcome to attend the 2016 Preservation Awards ceremony at the Cape Ann Museum on Saturday, May 7, 2 to 4 PM.

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