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Nominations Requested for Heritage Awards 2015

Nominations Requested for Heritage Awards 2015

Each year, the Webb County Heritage Foundation recognizes individuals, businesses, organizations, and families that have contributed to the unique architectural and cultural heritage of Webb County.

The Foundation invites you to nominate those who have made significant contribution toward preserving the heritage of Laredo. These significant contributions may be in the areas of historic preservation, rehabilitation, and/or conservation of buildings, documents, photographs, traditions, folklore or customs which enrich the community life in Laredo and Webb County.

Deadline for the nominations is April 10, 2015. Awards will be announced at the Webb County Heritage Foundation’s Founders’ Day Celebration on May 23rd.

Webb County Heritage Foundation Award Categories

  1. Jim Parish Award for Documentation and Publication of Local and Regional History:
    Presented to recognize and encourage research and documentation of regional history through publication of
    original material which preserves records or recounts local or regional history.
  2. Historic Rehabilitation Award:
    In recognition of those individuals, organizations, foundations, or associations making significant contributions
    toward the adaptive reuse of historic structures within Webb County.
  3. Good Neighbor Award:
    Recognizing individuals, institutions, organizations, foundations, or associations located outside of Webb County,
    including Mexico, which have made significant contributions in the filed of historic preservation and cultural
    awareness in Webb County.
  4. Luciano Guajardo Award:
    In recognition of efforts to promote awareness of the history, architecture, and folklore of the region.
  5. Historic Preservation Award- Residential:
    In recognition of those individuals, organizations, foundations, or associations making significant contributions
    toward preserving the heritage of Webb County.
  6. Environmental Preservation Award:
    In recognition of those individuals, organizations, foundations, or associations making significant contributions
    toward preserving the environmental heritage of Webb County.
  7. Meritorious Service Award:
    Providing recognition to individual and organizations making significant contributions of time, talent, or treasure
    to the preservation of Webb County Heritage.
  8. Historical Awareness by Business:
    In recognition of efforts by a business organizations to illuminate the history, architecture, and folklore of the
    region.
  9. Contemporary Architectural Design Incorporation Traditional Elements:
    Recognizing the design and constructions of new buildings incorporating traditional design elements and/ or
    methods.
  10. Volunteer Service Award:
    In recognition of contributions of time, talent or expertise in the promotion of the programs and services of the
    Webb County Heritage Foundation and the Republic of the Rio Grande Museum.
  11. Preservation of Folklore, Customs, and Traditions Award:
    In recognition of the perpetuation of folklore, customs, and traditions which add to the quality of community life
    in Laredo and Webb County.
  12. Archival Donor Award:
    For the generous patronage of the Webb County Heritage Foundation archives by the donation of a gift of
    historical photos, documents, records, published materials, or artifacts that recount or reflect the history and heritage of Webb County and are made available to the public.
  13. Special Lifetime Achievement Award:
    In recognition of individuals, institutions, or organizations who have made significant contributions to the
    preservation of Webb County Heritage on a continuous basis.
  14. Young Preservationist Award:
    In recognition of students, individual under age 18, or youth organizations, foundations, or associations making
    significant contributions toward preserving the environmental heritage of Webb County.
  15. The Ricardo Hernández Memorial Award for Achievement in Laredo History Education:
    In recognition of outstanding achievement by a student, teacher, or administrator in the Laredo History
    curriculum.

Former Heritage Award Winners

Webb County Heritage Foundation

500 Flores Avenue, Laredo, Texas

Mailing Address:

Post Office Box 446

Laredo, TX 78042-0446

Phone: 956-727-0977 | Fax: 956-727-0577 | e-mail: heritage@webbheritage.org