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Historic New England recently received three preservation awards that each highlight a different approach to preservation. One project uses a traditional method to protect a historic structure, another shows that preservation and energy conservation can work together, and the third focuses on documenting and sharing twentieth-century history.
Historic New England’s Browne House roof project received a 2013 Architectural Preservation Award from the Watertown Historical Commission. The roof work safeguards the rare surviving architecture features in this seventeenth-century building.
The Massachusetts Historical Commission 2013 Preservation Award recognized recent work at the Lyman Estate in Waltham, Massachusetts. The energy upgrade and weatherization work was completed according to Historic New England’s mandate to retain and preserve historic materials and craftsmanship. The work has resulted in up to 66% decrease in energy costs.
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Leadership in History Awards Program honors Historic New England’s documentary Connecting the Threads: Overalls to Art at the H. W. Carter and Sons Factory, one of the projects done as part of our Everyone’s History initiative. The award is the most prestigious national recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of local, state, and regional history.