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Historical Society seeks awards nominations

The Blair County Historical Society is seeking nominations for its eighth annual preservation awards.
The Society will be presenting awards to individuals and organizations that have achieved excellence in preserving and promoting the history and heritage of Blair County.
Awards will be presented in two categories:
I. Excellence in Historic Preservation: Individuals or organizations who have done an outstanding job in preserving and/or restoring a structure of historical significance in Blair County. This includes but is not limited to achievement in architectural design, home or office improvement, adaptive re-use of a historic property, aiding in the development of a historic site, landscaping, interior furnishings and decoration.
II. Excellence in Preservation of County History or Heritage: Individuals or organizations who have excelled in keeping the heritage of Blair County viable. This includes but is not limited to projects involving education, special programs, maintaining records, scrapbooks, drama, art, music, photography, oral history, folklore and books or publications.
Nominations for the award may be made by the person(s) involved or by a third party.
Entry forms may be downloaded from the Society’s web-site ( or obtained at Baker Mansion on Tuesdays and Fridays between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays between 1 and 4:30 p.m.
Deadline for entries is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30. At least one award will be presented in each category. Winners will be honored at the Historical Society’s Annual Dinner on November 16.
For further information, call 942-3916.