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Preserve America Presidential Award nominations due Nov. 1 , 2004

The State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History is announcing that there is still time to make nominations for the Preserve America Presidential Awards for 2005. Nominations must be postmarked by Nov. 1.
The Presidential Awards honor organizations, businesses, government entities and individuals for exemplary accomplishments in sustainable use and preservation of cultural and natural heritage assets; demonstrated commitment to protection and interpretation of these assets, and integrating them into contemporary community life; and creative and responsible approaches to showcasing heritage assets in their communities.
Each year, two awards are given for activities advancing heritage tourism, and two are given for privately funded historic preservation projects or programs. Nominated activities must have been completed within the last three years.
The awards are presented to winners through a national competition administered by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the Secretary of the Interior, in cooperation with other Federal agencies and the executive office of the President. Awards will be announced during National Historic Preservation Week, May 2 - 8, 2005.
For more information and to download a nomination form, contact Office of Communications, Education, and Outreach Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at (202) 606-8503 or visit its website at www.preserveamerica.gov.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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