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Hackensack NJ, the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Bergen County Historic Preservation Awards. Each May, in honor of National Historic Preservation Month, the Historic Preservation Awards are presented to properties, people, and organizations that have made a difference in preserving Bergen County’s long history. The Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs (DCHA) and the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board coordinate the selection effort.
Since 1980, almost 300 Preservation Awards have been presented. Bergen County’s Historic Preservation Awards have seven available categories:
For outstanding preservation, restoration or rehabilitation of an historic structure, object, landscape or historic site.
For educational programs, publications, media projects, walking tours or other efforts that contribute to increasing public awareness and knowledge about historic preservation in Bergen County.
For individuals, groups or agencies who have exhibited continuing contribution to the preservation of historic resources or the advancement of historic preservation in Bergen County.
For publications including books, journals, articles, brochures, websites and pamphlets that increase public awareness and knowledge of Bergen County history.
For individuals, groups or agencies who have displayed outstanding leadership or exhibited exceptional continuing contribution to the advancement of history in Bergen County.
For a specific program, exhibit, education institution, group or individual displaying excellence in increasing public awareness and knowledge about Bergen County history.
Young Historian Award
For individual or group projects that contribute to local historic preservation, or the promotion and public awareness of the County’s history or historic built environment. Nominees must be high school age or younger.
Nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 18, 2022.
Awards will be presented on Thursday, May 5, 2022.
To submit nominations, use the form available on the DCHA’s website: https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/cultural-historic-affairs/about-cultural. Or you may request the form by emailing DCHA Historic Preservation Specialist, Elaine Kiernan Gold at firstname.lastname@example.org before the March 18 deadline. Mail or deliver nominations to the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board, c/o Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs, 1 Bergen County Plaza — 4th Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076.