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.
THE APRIL LUNCHEON HAS BEEN CANCELLED
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.
Betty Dailey Nugent
Julia Cousins Laning (2019)
Nathalie McCulloch (2019)
Betty Intagliata (2018)
Recognizes outstanding efforts to preserve and document prehistoric sites and/or effective advocacy of archaeological conservation.
Friends of Little Salt Spring
Dr. Uzi Baram (2019)
Dr. George Luer (2017)
Dr. Steven Koski (2018)
Awarded for outstanding contributions through research and publication to increase knowledge of Sarasota County’s past.
2020 NO AWARDEE
Harold Bubil (2019)
Jeff Lahurd (2018)
Newtown Conservation Historic District (2017)
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.
Historical Society of Sarasota County
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.
Julia Cousins Laning and Dale Laning Archives & Research Center
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.