SARASOTA COUNTY HERITAGE AWARDS

The Coalition wishes to recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the preservation and understanding of Sarasota County’s prehistorical and historical resources. Besides honoring those who have devoted themselves to maintaining the integrity of our remaining architectural, archeological, and historical assets and educating the public to their importance, the Heritage Awards aim to raise the level of public support for governmental and citizen-based efforts to preserve our common past so future generations may learn from it.­

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The History & Preservation Coalition of Sarasota County Announces Awardees of the Sarasota County Heritage Awards


LILLIAN BURNS INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT

Conferred upon an individual who has made profound contributions to the history and preservation movement in Sarasota County. Contributions may include scholarly research and publication, education, museology, history and preservation organizational leadership, and public advocacy for history and preservation. The Awards Committee will be most impressed with nominations that document sustained excellence and high achievement.

2020 AWARDEE

Betty Dailey Nugent

PAST AWARDEES

Julia Cousins Laning (2019)

Nathalie McCulloch (2019)

Betty Intagliata (2018)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONSERVANCY

Recognizes outstanding efforts to preserve and document prehistoric sites and/or effective advocacy of archaeological conservation.

2020 AWARDEE

Friends of Little Salt Spring

PAST AWARDEES

Dr. Uzi Baram (2019)

Dr. George Luer (2017)

Dr. Steven Koski (2018)

HISTORICAL RESEARCH

Awarded for outstanding contributions through research and publication to increase knowledge of Sarasota County’s past.

2020 NO AWARDEE

PAST AWARDEES

Harold Bubil (2019)

Jeff Lahurd (2018)

Newtown Conservation Historic District (2017)

ORGANIZATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

Presented to a Sarasota County historical or preservation organization for outstanding success in historical preservation, historical education, and/or support of historical research.  The Awards Committee welcomes nominations of organizations that have successfully completed a project or a series of projects that have had a significant impact on preserving and understanding Sarasota County’s history.

2020 AWARDEE

Historical Society of Sarasota County

PAST AWARDEES

Lemon Bay Historical Society (2019)

Sarasota Architectural Foundation (2018)

Venice Main Street & Venice Heritage, Inc. (2017)

HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS PRESERVATION

Recognizes outstanding work in preserving, describing, and providing public access to historical collections located within Sarasota County. The award will be given to individuals or organizations that demonstrate the use of best practices in the field of archival management.

2020 AWARDEE

Julia Cousins Laning and Dale Laning Archives & Research Center

PAST AWARDEES

Deborah Walk (2018)

Michael Swain (2017)

HISTORIC STRUCTURE PRESERVATION

Recognizes and celebrates the best preservation projects in Sarasota County. Nominated projects must have been completed within the last five years of the submission deadline. Nominations are judged for their success in preservation, rehabilitation, and/or restoration of our architectural heritage in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior standards as well as the impact of the project on the community.

2020 AWARDEE

Sarasota Art Museum

PAST AWARDEES

Howard W. Davis (2018)