Historic New England receives 2010 preservation award from Secretary Galvin

May 26, 2010

Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin, Chairman of the Massachusetts Historical Commission, announced that Historic New England received a 2010 Massachusetts Historical Commission Historic Preservation Award. “The Massachusetts Historical Commission is proud to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of this year’s awardees,” said Secretary Galvin. “The projects and individuals the Commission is recognizing this year are particularly diverse and represent the many creative ways significant historic resources are being preserved across the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts Historical Commission is pleased to honor Historic New England with this special recognition in its centennial year.”

For the past 100 years, Historic New England has been a stalwart advocate for preserving and promoting awareness of Massachusetts history and historic structures. Its current initiatives to enable internet access to its vast holdings, and to promote historically sensitive approaches to sustainability, point to the ways that it will continue to do so for years to come. Its careful stewardship, outstanding public outreach, and extraordinary collections all speak to the organization’s commitment to the highest standards of historic preservation.

Secretary Galvin presented the awards at a ceremony on Tuesday, May 18, at the Massachusetts Archives Building. Historic New England was one of twelve projects, individuals, and organizations to be honored.