The Preservation Alliance of WV honored preservationists from across the state during the eighth annual Historic Preservation Awards Banquet held at Halliehurst Mansion in Elkins on Friday, Sept. 23. This year’s event is part of the statewide historic preservation conference “This Place Matters” being held in Beverly and Elkins. “Historic preservation award recipients are nominated by local community residents and selected through a competitive application process. The winners are some of the most notable historic preservation projects in the state for 2016,” explained Danielle LaPresta, executive director for the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia.
Greenbrier County winners were: Rodney Collins Preservation Achievement Award – Toni Ogden of Lewisburg for her efforts in preserving historic cemeteries.
Also, the Preservation Persistence Award was awarded to two separate property stewards that are working diligently to preserve properties on the WV Endangered Properties List. These awards were presented to: Blue Sulphur Springs Pavilion, Greenbrier Historical Society; and McCoy Fort Project, Williamsburg District Historical Foundation.
We are fortunate to have so many wonderful individuals and organizations dedicated to preserving and rehabilitating West Virginia’s historic resources,” stated Preservation Alliance of West Virginia board president Sandra Scaffidi. “This evening was our way of recognizing the efforts of our unsung heroes who are making a difference in revitalizing our great state.”
The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is the statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to historic preservation. It is best known for administering the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program and for the annual West Virginia Endangered Properties program. For more information, visit www.pawv.org.