Deadline to nominate historic preservation awards extended

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Historical Society has extended its deadline for nominations of projects for its annual historic preservation awards to Sept. 15.

The award has honored individuals and organizations who have restored original structures or preserved traditions in the county since 1978.

Any project, large or small, may be nominated. Anyone may nominate a project for consideration. The historical society’s committee for the awards will review all nominations.

Forms are available at or at the historical society headquarters, 540 Water St., Port Townsend.

The two types of honors include the Mary P. Johnson award — which is given to historic structure projects that meet the Secretary of the Interior’s standards for preservation, restoration and treatment — and certificates of appreciation, which are given to individuals who have contributed to county preservation in a number of ways.

The certificates of appreciation are not limited to historic structure projects. They also can include oral history projects, cemetery stewardship, authoring local histories and creating museum exhibits.

Last year, the awards celebrated Todd and Kathleen Knoblock for preserving the Fuge house in Port Townsend; the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding and the Community Boat Project for restoring the sailboat Felicity Ann; the Grave Angels volunteers and Masonic Lodge No. 6 for cleanup and headstone restoration at Laurel Grove Cemetery; and David Hero for the repair of the metal seam roof and dome on the Silverwater Cafe building.

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