Texarkana Historic Preservation and Awareness Awards on May 28

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All nominations have been submitted for the Texarkana Historic Preservation and Awareness Society Awards in 10 categories for individuals and organizations to recognize outstanding contributions to the preservation of Texarkana’s heritage. Awards will be presented this Saturday.

Media Release:

The Texarkana Museums System has announced the 2022 Texarkana Historic Preservation and Awareness Awards honoring those individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to the preservation of Texarkana’s heritage. Members of the community are encouraged to nominate those they believe deserve recognition for the great strides they have made in protecting and sharing local history and culture. Nomination forms available at TexarkanaMuseums.org/Awards. Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2022. Awards will be presented in ten categories beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 at the P. J. Ahern Home. For more information, please call 903-793-4831 or visit TexarkanaMuseums.org/Events.

The Texarkana Historic Preservation and Awareness Awards recognize projects, individuals, and organizations whose contributions demonstrate significant achievements in preserving the heritage of Bowie and Miller Counties. Members of the general public can nominate individuals or groups in one of the following 10 categories:

Our Young Historian Award honors an individual or organization comprised of students grades K through 12 who, through their self-motivation and dedication, contribute to the awareness or preservation of Bowie and Miller County history.

Collegiate Excellence Award honoring an individual or organization within a higher learning institution that has contributed to the awareness or preservation of Bowie and Miller County history.

Our Multi-Cultural Excellence Award honors an individual or organization contributing to the increased awareness of the cultural diversity of Bowie and Miller Counties through the preservation of buildings, artifacts, ephemera or exemplary research.

The Social Butterfly Award recognizes an individual or organization instrumental in raising awareness of the history of Bowie and Miller Counties through social media venues such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Blogs.

The Power of the Pen Award recognizes an individual or organization instrumental in raising awareness of the history of Bowie and Miller Counties through print media.

The Broadcast Media Award recognizes an individual or organization instrumental in raising awareness of the history of Bowie and Miller Counties through broadcast media such as television or radio.

Our Historic Site Preservation Award honors an individual or organization that contributed to the physical restoration or preservation of a locally valued building or site in Bowie or Miller County.

The Endangered Treasure Award emphasizes the Texarkana Museums System’s support and recognition of a historic property, site, or collection with great significance or value to the history of Bowie and Miller Counties. The continued preservation of this property, site, or collection appears to be at risk due to a lack of community knowledge or support for its eminent needs.

Our Historic Collections Award honors an individual or organization that contributed to the AAM accredited Texarkana Museums Systems’ collection in an effort to expand the preservation and documentation of the history of Bowie and Miller Counties.

Our Wilbur Smith Archivist Medallion honors an individual who has made significant personal strides in researching and documenting historical topics pertaining to Bowie and Miller Counties.

In addition to recognizing and honoring the above contributions to local historic preservation and awareness, we will take this opportunity to reflect upon select sites with significance to the history of Bowie & Miller Counties which have been permanently lost to future generations.

This program is made possible with funding from Humanities Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the federal ARP Act.

All opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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