(956) 727-0977 heritage@webbheritage.org

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 contributions 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 community life in Laredo and Webb County.
Deadline for nominations is April 7, 2017. Awards will be announced at the Webb County Heritage Foundation’s Founders’ Day Celebration on May 20th. For category information, please call the Webb County Heritage Foundation office at (956) 727-0977 or stop by at 500 Flores Ave., Laredo, Texas 78040.

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 the 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 field 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 organization to illuminate the history, architecture, and folklore of the region.
  9. Contemporary Architectural Design Incorporating 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.

Download the 2017 Heritage Award Nomination Form here!

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