2010 Annual Awards in Historic Preservation and Culture
Contact: Cheryl Clark, 978-275-1700
In order to recognize the city of Lowell’s continual progress, Lowell Heritage Partnership and Lowell National Historical Park are seeking nominations from the community for acknowledging the contributions of organizations or individuals in the areas of historic preservation and cultural heritage. Park Superintendent Michael Creasey stated, “These awards are given in the spirit of past preservationists such as Senator Paul Tsongas, educator Patrick Mogan, and others. The Heritage Partnership and Park intend to promote stewardship of these ideals for the benefit of future generations.” The award recipients will be announced at the third annual Lowell Preservation and Cultural Heritage Awards Reception as part of Doors Open Lowell on Thursday, May 13, 2009.
These two fields represent the important nature of the Park’s dual mission to “preserve and interpret the nationally significant historical and cultural sites” in Lowell. Two awards will be presented in each field, one to an enrolled high school or college student and one from the broader community nominees. Referring to the awards, Lowell Heritage Partnership president, Richard Lockhart stated, "It is an honor for the Lowell Heritage Partnership to again participate in the awarding of these historic preservation and cultural awards that are presented to deserving individuals and organizations that uphold the ideals we so strongly believe in.”
Nominees should represent an individual or organization that has demonstrated significant contributions of time and effort to project participation and leadership and activities should be voluntary and non-sectarian.
Nominations, via the attached forms, will be accepted through Friday, March 5 2010. A summary description with the application should not exceed two pages and include:
FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION:
- Exemplar projects that have led to the preservation and/or rehabilitation of buildings and landscapes within the City of Lowell that have contributed to enhancing the preservation of Lowell’s historic character.
- A brief summary of the preservation project activities and outcomes.
- Documentation of the final product, in terms of resources preserved and their significance, and what they offer in their new role in the city’s economic development and quality of life. Materials in addition to written descriptions should be limited to two support items.
- Programs or projects illustrating accomplishments in capturing, conveying, and expressing Lowell’s unique cultural history and heritage. This may include interpretation and education ventures, festivals, cultural activities, documentation, and more.
- A brief summary of the project activities and outcomes including the audiences served and influence these activities have made toward increased understanding and appreciation of Lowell as a city representing a significant national story and its continuing evolution today. Materials in addition to written descriptions should be limited to 2 support items.
National Park Service employees or family members are not eligible for this recognition and nominees will be considered only based on the information submitted with the application. For additional information, please contact Cheryl Clark by email at e-mail us, or 978-275-1700.
Send nominations to Cheryl Clark by Friday, March 5, 2010.
- By US Mail at: Lowell National Historical Park, 67 Kirk Street, Lowell, MA, 01852
- Or by email to e-mail us.
Nomination For Cultural Heritage Award
Nomination for Historic Preservation Award
Did You Know?
The factory bells dominated daily life in Lowell. They woke the workers at 4:30 a.m., called them into the mill at 4:50, rang them out for breakfast and back in, out and in for dinner, out again at 7 p.m. at the day's close. The whole city, it seemed, moved together and did the mills' bidding.