The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation is seeking nominations for its 14th Annual Historic Preservation Award, which honors excellence in historic preservation throughout Alaska.

The award recognizes 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. It also hands out a stewardship award to property owners, individuals, organizations or governmental agencies that help preserve Alaska’s heritage.

Two new categories have been added this year. The first is the Robert Michell Historic Architect Award, which will honor architects working on historic preservation projects. The second is the Historic Advocacy award, which honors a person who advocated for funding and put the people together for a successful project.

Honorees will be announced at the organization’s annual meeting in November.  

Last year’s recipients were the Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance and the Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers.

More information on submitting a nomination is available here. The deadline for all nominations is Oct. 1.   

Founded in 1982 as a private, nonprofit, Alaska Association for Historic Preservation is dedicated to the preservation of Alaska’s prehistoric and historic cultural resources. The group aids in historic preservation projects across Alaska, and monitors and supports legislation to promote historic preservation, serving as a liaison between local, statewide, and national historic preservation groups. Additionally, the organization publishes a quarterly newsletter and holds educational workshops.

For more information or to obtain the program’s overview and nomination form, contact Trish Neal, President of Preservation Alaska at 907-929-9870 via email at or visit the group’s website.

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Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.