Monmouth County Historical Commission Accepting Nominations for Preservation Award

The Monmouth County Historical Commission is now accepting nominations for its annual Preservation Awards Program.

The Preservation Awards Program recognizes those who have helped preserve historic structures in Monmouth County. Individuals, groups, businesses, and municipalities are all eligible for the award. Structures must be more than 50 years old to qualify. Projects which received a Preservation Grant form the historical commission are ineligible. Recognizing that many preservation projects escape the awareness of the Commissioners, the Commission welcomes the public to submit nominations.

In a press release, Commissioner Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Historical Commission said, “The annual Preservation Awards Program recognizes passionate individuals who are dedicated to preserving the history and authenticity of historic structures in the County. Preservation is not only a formidable and time-consuming process, but also a costly undertaking. The County strives to honor those who take on these special projects.”

Last year, the commission recognized the Presbyterian Church of Shrewsbury for the restoration of the Manse, home of the church’s pastor. The Jersey Shore Arts Center also received an award for its “Remember the 40s” room. This project honors Herbert G. Herbst who led the campaign to renovate the former Neptune High School.

Nominations for the Preservation Awards Program are due by April 21, 2021. Nomination forms can be download from the historical commission’s website.