WHEELING, W.Va. – The State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) is proud to announce the 2022 Our Legacy, Our Future Awards. The presentation of these awards will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, at West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling. The event is free and open to the public.
These awards were inaugurated on the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and celebrate the people of West Virginia who have contributed to historic preservation efforts and the places throughout the state that give life to our history.
“We are proud to recognize the extraordinary commitment of our recipients and the invaluable significance of our historic resources,” shares WVDACH Curator Randall Reid-Smith.
Dr. Kim Arbogast McBride and Dr. W. Stephen McBride will receive The Betty Woods “Snookie” Nutting Award, for exemplary service to historic preservation. This award is presented to a West Virginian who embodies the spirit and dedication that is making a difference in a community. Nutting has a passion for historic preservation that is inspiring and contagious. Her lifelong pursuit of preservation projects in her hometown of Wheeling is an example of how one person can have an impact on a community.
Margaret C. Hambrick, Greenbrier County, will receive the award for outstanding individual service to historic preservation, which recognizes a person who demonstrates dedication to the historic preservation of an individual resource and whose work has helped to preserve the resource.
The Golden Rule, Belington, Barbour County, will receive the award for outstanding individual resource, which recognizes an individual resource that represents a significant aspect of West Virginia’s history and plays a role in the continuing understanding of that history.
Arthurdale Heritage, Inc., Preston County, will be recognized for outstanding service by an organization to historic preservation. The organization award recognizes an organization that has made a significant contribution to the preservation of a historic district through restoration, research and attention to the importance of the district.
Centre Market Historic District, Wheeling, Ohio County, will be recognized for outstanding work in a historic district. The historic district award recognizes a historic district that is comprised of multiple components that reflect a significant aspect of West Virginia’s history and is an example of what preservation can mean to a community.
For more information about the Our Legacy, Our Future Awards, Contact Susan Pierce, WVSHPO director, at (304) 558-0240 or Susan.M.Pierce@wv.gov.
For more information about the department’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Department of Arts, Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.