Preservation Awards Dinner

Each May, Preservation Massachusetts holds an awards dinner to recognize and celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserving the Commonwealth’s historic resources.

Since 1988 Preservation Massachusetts’ highest honor, the Paul & Niki Tsongas Award, has recognized the very best in historic preservation efforts, individuals and achievements across the Commonwealth. Our other awards include the Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award, Charles W. Eliot Award, Robert H. Kuehn, Jr. Award and the Frederick Law Olmsted Award, each honoring a specific preservation related theme, goal or project. 

2020 Awards: Building Blocks of Preservation

May 6 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston

Preservation is not accomplished by one person, one organization, or one vision alone.  It comes about as a result of strategic collaboration of myriad professions, professionals, volunteers, advocates, communities and more.  Each piece of the preservation puzzle is just as important as the next, from the grassroots advocates, community leaders, to the planners and visionaries, to funders and tradespeople and at last, those who bring about the vibrant use of an historic building. 


Building Blocks of Preservation is a celebration of the many pieces that join together to bring about successful projects, advocacy campaigns, new technologies and more.  From a strong foundation, the blocks can rise higher and higher, building on the strength and support of one another to reach new heights. We encourage you to share with us just how your nomination, from project to person to organization, is a Building Block of Preservation!

2019 Preservation Awards Dinner
Click to see all pictures, courtesy of 
Albie Colantonio Photography

Now Accepting Nominations!

Nominations due by 5 PM, Monday, March 2

Download the Nomination Form

Click here to upload a completed nomination

Questions? Please email Erin Kelly at

Sponsorships Now Available

Sponsor the 2020 Awards Dinner today and take advantage of great marketing and networking opportunities for your business or organization.  Click below to see the great benefits that include advertising, tickets and supporting the important work of Preservation Massachusetts statewide. Please contact Julie Roper ( with any questions. 

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