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The James City County Historical Commission is seeking nominations for the 2016 Historic Preservation Awards.
The awards, which will be presented during a JCC Board of Supervisors meeting, honor individuals, groups, or organizations that have made a significant contribution to the preservation of historic resources in the county.
According to a county news release, the Historic Preservation Awards are granted by the Historical Commission to those that meet the following criteria:
- The act or project must have made an important contribution to the preservation of the County’s history or its historic resources and may be the result of a single activity, project or a body of work.
- The historic contribution must have occurred within James City County or be directly related to James City County.
- The award may be presented to an individual, group or organization acting in a volunteer capacity or as part of their professional work.
- If the project is the result of professional work, the project’s success must have been of far greater impact and value than normally would be associated with the execution of those professional duties. The project must draw national or international attention to James City County’s rich history.
- The award may be given posthumously.
Last year’s awards were given to the staff at the Jamestown Rediscovery Project for their 20-plus years of work uncovering new and important information about the early settlement at Historic Jamestowne. The Norge Depot Association was also selected for a Preservation Award for its efforts to enhance the Norge Train Depot.
Nomination forms and return instructions are available online. Completed nomination forms are due Sept. 9.