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Nominations now open for the 40th Annual Ida Lee Willis Memorial Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 40th Annual Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Preservation Awards, Kentucky’s most distinguished celebration of historic preservation excellence. The awards are named for Kentucky’s first state historic preservation officer, and are given for the protection, preservation, and rehabilitation of historic buildings, cultural resources, and archaeological sites.

The 40th anniversary ceremony will take place this May in Frankfort during National Historic Preservation Month. The awards recognize contributions to preserving our collective heritage at the local level and throughout the Commonwealth via personal commitment, investment, advocacy, volunteerism, building partnerships, public involvement, lifelong dedication or significant achievement. The foundation hosts the event in partnership with the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office (KHC).

Awards are presented in four categories, and all nominations must be received in the KHC office or postmarked by Monday, April 22, 2019. Click here for preservation awards criteria, a nomination form, or an editable nomination form in Word format.

Click here for more about awards categories and previous winners.

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