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Nominations sought for excellence in Alaskan historic preservation

Application deadline is Oct. 1


September 1, 2021 | View PDF

Preservation Alaska, also known as the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation (AAHP), seeks nominations for its 14th Annual Historic Preservation Award. This award honors excellence in historic preservation throughout Alaska by recognizing a project, organization, agency or individual exemplifying the highest standards in Alaska preservation in different categories: Lifetime Achievement, Adaptive Use, Stabilization, Renovation and Restoration Projects; and the Stewardship Award for property owners, organizations, firms, governmental organizations and individuals.

Two new categories have been added this year:

The Robert Mitchell Historic Architect Award was created in honor of the late Robert Mitchell who passed away this past spring. Mitchell was a long-time member of Preservation Alaska and was involved in various historic preservation projects. He worked as an architect for almost six decades. This award is specific to architects working on historic preservations projects.

Historic Advocacy has been added to the Stewardship Award, which recognizes a person who advocated for funding and put the people together for a successful project but does not have historic preservation background.

The honoree(s) will be announced at the organization’s annual meeting in November 2021. Last year’s recipients were the Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance and the Fraternal Order of the Alaska State Troopers.

Instructions, eligibility criteria and the forms to submit a nomination for the 2021 AAHP Historic Preservation Award can be found online at For more information or to obtain the program’s overview and nomination form, contact Trish Neal, President of Preservation Alaska at 907-929-9870 or via email at Nominations may be sent via email or mailed to AAHP at AAHP, PO Box 102025, Anchorage, AK 99510.

The deadline for all nominations is October 1, 2021.

Founded in 1982 as a private, nonprofit corporation, Preservation Alaska is dedicated to the preservation of Alaska’s prehistoric and historic cultural resources.


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