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The Governor's Historic Preservation Awards Program

Gov Awds logoEstablished in 1986, the Governor's Historic Preservation Awards are presented annually under the sponsorship of the California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) and California State Parks to projects, individuals, and organizations whose contributions demonstrate significant achievements in preserving the heritage of California. Nominations are accepted from January to early May of each award year, with an awards ceremony taking place in Sacramento in November. 

Awards Background and Criteria


2017 Governor's Historic Preservation Award Recipients

It was our honor to present the 2017 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards to eight deserving recipients at a ceremony held in Sacramento on November 2, 2017. The eight award recipients, all with strong community participation and support, reflect the broad scope of preservation endeavors taking place in California, from restoring historic structures, to innovative uses of technology, to preserving treasured resources, traditions, and histories. Please click on the links below to learn more about each of these outstanding achievements.

La Neighbor: A Settlement House in Logan Heights

Preserving and Processing the Valley Times Newspaper Photographs

Salvaging the Past: A Case Study in Archaeological Inquiry

City of Anaheim Mills Act Video Series

Battleship Iowa Interactive Tour App

The Galleon San Salvador: Creating a Seaworthy Replica of California's Ship of Origin

The Carson Block Building Rehabilitation

Carmen Lucas 

Past Award Recipients