Nominations sought for preservation

Burlington County is seeking nominations for its annual Historic Preservation Awards Program, which honors residents, organizations and municipalities that have contributed to the county’s rich history.
Sponsored by the Burlington County Freeholders, the awards are presented each year in May during National Historic Preservation Month to recognize those who have taken steps to preserve and document historical resources, as well as those who have proven to be remarkable leaders and educators in the field of history.
To be eligible for the program’s 2011 Historic Preservation Recognition awards, as well as the 2011 History Recognition awards, project must have been completed between Jan. 1, 2005 and Dec. 31, 2010.
Categories include: house restoration; the rehabilitation of a structure, object or site (bridge, artifact, etc.); archival records/documentation; published history; and history education.
Some recent projects that have been recognized by the freeholders are: the rehabilitation of Historic Carriage and Horse Barn, Crosswicks; the rehabilitation of Historic Hilliards Bridge, Southampton; the creation of a television program and DVD on Kirby’s Mill, Medford, Lenape District Cable TV.
Individuals, as well as organizations, including owners of historic properties, are invited to submit nominations. The deadline for submissions is March 31.
Applications and the "Guidelines for Nomination" for both the Historic Preservation Recognition awards and the History Recognition awards area vailable online at Applications will also be mailed by request.) For more information, call Burlington County Historian Joe Laufer at the Burlington County Library at (609) 267-9660, ext. 5020.