Nominations Sought for Annual Awards in LowellHistoric Preservation and Culture
Contact: Sue Andrews, 978-275-1702
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
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. Acting Park Superintendent Peter Aucella stated that, "these awards give credit to those making major contributions to the development of this community and its historic resources. 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 fourth annual Lowell Preservation and Cultural Heritage Awards Reception as part of the 10th anniversary of Doors Open Lowell in May.
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 middle through high school 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 4 2011. 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
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 Ellen Frost by email at Ellen_frost@nps.gov, or 978-970-5019.
Send nominations to Ellen Frost by Friday, March 4, 2011.
By US Mail at: Lowell National Historical Park, 67 Kirk Street, Lowell, MA, 01852
Did You Know?
The Boyden Observatory of Bloemfontein, South Africa owes its existence to Uriah Boyden who left over $200,000 at his death in 1879. Mr. Boyden, an inventor, patented an outward flow turbine. He sold it to the Appleton Mills in Lowell, MA where he worked, home of Lowell National Historical Park.