2013 Annual Heritage Awards
Each year, PHS sponsors Annual Heritage Awards to citizens of the City of Peterborough and Peterborough County as a way of acknowledging significant accomplishments in heritage preservation and promotion. Click here to go to lists of past Hertiage Award winners.
Nominations are currently being accepted in six categories, named in honour of former citizens who made lasting contributions to the community:
- The Samuel Armour Award recognizes the development and/or delivery of programs, activities or curriculum based local history material that engages students in exploring the diverse history of the region.
- The J. Hampden Burnham Award recognizes the completion and presentation of a major project in any media such as a painting, video, web design, newspaper articles, etc that promotes awareness of the history of the region.
- The George Cox Award recognizes the sympathetic redesign or sensitive new construction that respects the existing character of significant cultural resources, such as buildings, cultural landscapes, period gardens or the preservation of manuscripts, photographic collections, etc.
- The F.H. Dobbin Award recognizes the publication of a major work, either fiction or non-fiction that focuses on Peterborough’s past.
- The Charlotte Nicholls Award recognizes a substantial donation either financial or in kind services towards the commemoration of a historic structure, artifact, cultural landscape, etc.
- NEW in 2013: The Martha Kidd Award is a new award that honours the memory of Martha Kidd and recognizes outstanding work in the preservation of our region’s built heritage.
The three-member committee is appointed by the Peterborough Historical Society for their interest and knowledge of the local community. Their decisions are independent of PHS.
Nominees must reside within the boundaries of Peterborough County. They may be individuals, businesses, institutions, organizations, groups or members of the media. Nominations will be considered for projects completed in the calendar year 2012 and will be evaluated by an independent Awards Committee.
There are no restrictions on nominees. Individuals may nominate themselves or their own project. Those not directly associated with a project, but who believe the project or person is deserving, may nominate without the approval or knowledge of the nominee.
Although the Awards Committee is not obligated to present an award in each category, normally each category will have a winner, and when appropriate, awards of merit for other deserving projects may be presented.
A nomination form can be downloaded here or may be picked up at the PHS office on 270 Brock Street. All Nominations must be submitted by Friday March 5, 2013 to:
The Awards Committee
Annual Heritage Awards
Peterborough Historical Society
270 Brock Street, Peterborough, ON
or send it by email to the address noted on the nomination form.