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.­

MAKE LUNCHEON RESERVATIONS NOW

The Awards Luncheon will be held once again at the Venice Golf & Country Club, Saturday, April 25, 2020 beginning at 11:30 a.m. (Entrance is off of Center Road.)

OPEN RESERVATION FORM

The History & Preservation Coalition of Sarasota County announces Awardees of the 2019 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.

2019 AWARDEES

Julia Cousins Laning
Nathalie McCulloch (posthumously)

PAST AWARDEES

Betty Intagliata (2018)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONSERVANCY

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

2019 AWARDEE

Dr. Uzi Baram

PAST AWARDEES

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.

2019 AWARDEE

Harold Bubil

PAST AWARDEES

Newtown Conservation Historic District (2017)
Jeff Lahurd (2018)

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.

2019 AWARDEE

Lemon Bay Historical Society

PAST AWARDEES

Venice Main Street & Venice Heritage, Inc. (2017)
Sarasota Architectural Foundation (2018)

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.

PAST AWARDEES

Michael Swain (2017)
Deborah Walk (2018)

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.

PAST AWARDEES

Howard W. Davis (2018)