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Nominations wanted for historic preservation award

Staff Reports

May is Historic Preservation month and the Douglas County Historical Society will celebrate the best of preservation by presenting the 2013 Douglas County Preservation Recognition Award to an individual or organization who has renovated or preserved a Douglas County historic building, whose contributions demonstrate outstanding excellence in historic preservation.

The historical society invites the community to nominate an individual or organization they believe is most deserving of this award. As part of the nomination, include a concise description of the project, program, organization or individual that is being nominated. If the nominated project involves a site, building or district, explain its historical significance, challenges overcome, unique strategies and activities carried out, and the impact this project has on the community; include the people involved and how this project could potentially be a model for other communities. Describe the individual or organizations’ accomplishments or contributions in the area of historic preservation. If the project is a building include the original date of construction. If possible include before and after pictures.

A jury will be selected by the historical society to review the nominations and select the recipient for this 2013 Historic Preservation Recognition Award of Excellence.

To obtain a nomination form, contact the office of the Douglas County Historical Society at 782-2555, or visit

Deadline for submission of the form is May 15.

For more information, call Marlena Hellwinkel at 721-9599.