Enjoy behind-the-scenes opportunities with recent award-winning projects as well as the stories of the 2018 preservation award winners. At 4 p.m., attendees can join filmmaker John Gfroerer of Accompany Video Production for conversation and up-close film clips from his new film on the restoration of the State House Dome, a 2017 award winner. Alternatively, attendees can tour the 1911 marble and granite N.H. Historical Society headquarters with architectural historian James Garvin to learn about that recent award-winning project that improved the building’s energy efficiency and exemplifies outstanding preservation planning and creative design.
The 5:15 p.m. celebration of 2018 winners features the preservation of rare and iconic properties, the stewardship of community assets and gathering places, and large and small-scale community development successes. Recipients include developers, small business owners, municipalities, volunteer groups and other agencies in the categories of restoration and stewardship, rehabilitation, and compatible new construction across the state. “We welcome this opportunity to recognize outstanding projects and while hopefully inspiring others,” said the Preservation Alliance’s Executive Director Jennifer Goodman.
It is the Alliance’s 28th year of honoring preservation achievement. In previous years, the Preservation Alliance has presented awards for the revitalization of mill buildings in Berlin, Newmarket, Nashua and Milford, restorations of the Acworth Meetinghouse, Gorham Town Hall and the Gregg Free Library in Wilton, the rescue of Daniel Webster Farm in Franklin and the Wentworth-by-the-Sea hotel in New Castle, residential property revitalizations by NeighborWorks Greater Manchester, the re-use of the Plymouth Railroad Station, the proactive policies of the Lighthouse Kids, Gunstock Mountain Resort and Gunstock Mountain Historic Preservation Society, and the Troy, Moultonborough and Goffstown heritage commissions.
Generous program sponsors to date include: The Common Man Family of Restaurants, Ingram Construction Corporation, Sheehan Phinney, H.L. Turner Group, Inc., Milestone Engineering & Construction, Inc., The Duprey Companies, and The Rowley Agency. Also CMK Architects, D.E.W. Construction Corp., Granite State Plumbing and Heating, LLC, Kas-Bar Realty, Inc., Lavallee Brensinger Architects, Scully Architects, Studio Nexus Architects & Planners, TF Moran, Inc., Turnstone Corporation, Woods & Co. Civil Engineering, and Yeaton Associates.
The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance supports and encourages the revitalization and protection of historic buildings and places which strengthens communities and local economies.
Preservation Achievement Awards and Behind-the-Scenes Opportunities
Presented May 8 in Concord
Preservation Achievement Awards Celebration
Presented by the N.H. Preservation Alliance
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, behind-the-scenes opportunities 4-5 p.m., 5:15 p.m. announcement event
Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince Street, Concord, NH
Free; donations suggested