The Community Spirit Awards were introduced by Preservation Massachusetts in 2010 as a way to recognize those who embody the spirit of community based historic preservation activities in our Commonwealth. These individual and groups are committed to their communities and are active in efforts to therein to preserve buildings, character or expand the preservation ethic. Their efforts and work are models for others to emulate in our community and can often go unrecognized, and to that end we are proud to be able to honor them and their achievements.
Preservation Massachusetts has re-named this award in 2016 in honor of the late K. Julie McCarthy, founder and president of the Friends of the North Brookfield Town House. Julie's boundless energy and years as an educator served her well as she and the Friends worked toward the restoration of an iconic community landmark. Upon her passing in March of 2016, the preservation community lost a dear friend but her infectious energy, friendship and legacy will continue on in the group and their mission for the Townhouse. Julie was truly the embodiment of our Community Spirit Award.
We celebrate the K. Julie McCarthy Community Spirit Award Recipients at our biennial Believe in Preservation Event this year on November 3rd at the Worcester Historical Museum beginning at 5:30. Please stay tuned for more details of this great event!
Preservation Massachusetts is now accepting nominations for Community Spirit Awards!
Nominate someone you feel embodies the spirit of community based historic preservation advocacy
Visit our website for more information and nomination form!
And don't forget about our Most Endangered Program!
Are you concerned about an historic resource in your community? Consider nominating it to the 2016 Massachusetts Most Endangered Historic Resources Program!
PM has released our 2016 nomination form which can be downloaded from our website.
The nomination period is open until August 15, after which a selection committee will review all nominations and select the resources to be listed as one of Massachusetts Most Endangered for 2016.
For the nomination form and more information and FAQ's, visit our website today.