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2023 Award Recipients

The 2023 award program "Partners in Preservation" commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Massachusetts Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program. The program has proven to be a critical tool for preservation projects and economic development. From theaters in Worcester and Pittsfield, to hotels in Boston and Stockbridge, this credit actively demonstrates the economic benefits of preservation while revitalizing our neighborhoods. ​


This year’s awardees represent not only the very best in historic preservation throughout the Commonwealth, but their connection to the MHRTC program emphasizes the impact this important program continues to make two decades later. They demonstrate not only the impact of the program by revitalizing historic resources, but leadership and dedication on behalf of its administration and those who work to oversee program such as this in all parts of the Commonwealth. 

For information on each award category, see below. To see past award recipients, visit our awards archive

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The Paul & Niki Tsongas Award

The Tsongas Award is Preservation Massachusetts' highest honor, honoring people and projects that have displayed the highest level of commitment to historic preservation in the Commonwealth.

See this year's Tsongas Award Recipients

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Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award


The Menino Legacy Award celebrates projects that are transformative, catalytic, embrace the community, create partnerships, and revitalize the best of the past to make something good for the future. 

See this year's Menino Award recipients

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 Robert H. Kuehn, Jr. Award


The Kuehn Award recognizes projects that meld collaborative partnerships with creative and cutting-edge ideas for the rehabilitation and active reuse of historic buildings.

See this year's Kuehn Award recipients

Charles Eliot Award


The Eliot Award is given to organizations with exceptional vision and excellence in planning for preservation.

See this year's Eliot award winner!

Frederick Law Olmsted Award


The Olmsted Award is given to those organizations and individuals for their dedication to the promotion of our cultural landscapes.

There is no Olmsted Award for 2023

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People's Preservation Choice Award


The People's Preservation Choice Award is your chance to vote and pick this year's award winner from our field of nominees. 

There is no People's Preservation Choice for 2023

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