National Preservation Awards

National Preservation Awards

The National Preservation Awards, presented annually at the PastForward Conference, are bestowed on distinguished individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation of our architectural and cultural heritage. These efforts include citizen attempts to save and maintain important landmarks; companies and craftsmen whose work restores the richness of the past; the vision of public officials who support preservation projects and legislation in their communities; and educators and journalists who help Americans understand the value of preservation.

The nomination period is now closed. As of July 1, all 2019 National Preservation Award recipients and nominators have been notified. This year's award recipients will be honored at PastForward 2019 at the National Preservation Awards Ceremony and Reception in Denver, Colorado on Friday, October 11th. Please visit for more information.

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2017 National Preservation Awards

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2016 National Preservation Awards

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