Heritge Awards Presentation 2013
The Peterborough Historical Society announced the winners of its 2013 Heritage Awards on Wednesday night April 17, at a presentation ceremony in the historical Keeping Room of Hutchison House Museum.
Winners are selected annually by a panel of independent judges from nominations received from the community. The awards honour individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to heritage preservation and promotion in Peterborough and the surrounding area.
This year’s winners are:
Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 300) in Norwood - The Samuel Armour Award for establishing a military museum in 2012, with emphasis on local history and individuals who have served in the armed forces. The museum is open to the public, but the main objective is to acquaint young people with local military history by working with the history department of Norwood District High School. The museum is located at King and Alma streets in Norwood.
Don Willcock - The J. Hampden Burnham Award for his detailed research, curatorial advice and formal lectures on military history in the Peterborough region, from the War of 1812, through to the end of the Great War in 1918. Through his on-going work, Willcock has raised awareness of important local stories associated with military history .
Signum Corporation – The George Cox Award for the exterior renovation of 420 George Street North in the heart of downtown Peterborough. The façade of this 19th century commercial property has been up-graded and renovated to meet today’s standards and tastes without losing the significant architectural features that contribute to the overall heritage streetscape.
Jodi Aoki and Andrew Elliott - The F.H. Dobbin Award for their recent publications focusing on Peterborough’s past. Aoki’s book Revisiting “Our Forest Home”: The Immigrant Letters of Frances Stewart takes a fresh look at the writing of one of Peterborough’s earliest residents. Elliott’s The Glorious Years: Peterborough’s Golden Age of Architecture 1840-1940 is based on his column Walking Back printed in the Peterborough Examiner since 2007.
Paul Lumsden - The Charlotte Nicholls Award for his volunteer service to the preservation of Hutchison House Museum. A professional contractor and project manager, Lumsden was largely responsible for replacing the existing cedar roof at Hutchison House, including developing the requisite specifications, researching suitable materials, liaison with City staff to ensure compliance with the property’s heritage designation and overall supervision of the project as work proceeded. The project was completed on time and on budget in November 2012.
There was no winner of The Martha Kidd Award for outstanding work in the preservation of local built heritage.