Old County Courthouse

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL AWARDS

UTAH HERITAGE FOUNDATION AWARDS


http://www.utahheritagefoundation.com/tours-and-events/heritage-awards


1999 Heritage Award

To the Washington County Cotton Factory.

See the announcement text.


2000 Heritage Award - Lucybeth Rampton Lifetime Achievement Award

To Dr. Douglas D. Alder of St. George for his activities as a preservationist, a local historian, and a history professor.

See the announcement text.


2000 Heritage Award - Organization

To the Grafton Heritage Partnership for preservation of the Grafton townsite.

See the UHF announcement webpage.
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2000 Heritage Award - Individual

To the Washington County Historical Society.

See the announcement text.


2000 Heritage Award - Organization

To the staff of Zion National Park for adapting four bays of an existing 1930s equipment shed for offices in the Oak Creek Utility Area Historic District.

See the UHF announcement webpage.
See the announcement.


2003 Heritage Award - Individual

To Verdell Hinton of Hurricane for his preservation efforts.

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2008 Heritage Award - Individual

To Russell J. Bezette of LaVerkin for his outstanding contribution to architecture and preservation in Utah.

See the UHF announcement webpage.
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2010 Heritage Award - Government Agency

To the City of St. George for the St. George Town Square.

See the announcement text.


2011 Heritage Award - Individual

To George R. Cannon, Jr. of St. George for his work on the Washington County Historical Society website.

See the UHF announcement webpage.
See the announcement text and certificate.


2011 Heritage Award - Stabilization, Restoration, or Renovation

To the Dixie National Forest for the rehabilitation of the Pine Valley Guard Station.

See the UHF announcement webpage.
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2012 Heritage Award - Individual

To Bob Nicholson of St. George for his tireless efforts in historic preservation in the City of St. George.

See the UHF announcement webpage.
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2012 Heritage Award - Lucybeth Rampton Lifetime Achievement Award

To Russell Bezette of LaVerkin for his significant impact on historic preservation throughout the state.

See the UHF announcement webpage.
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2015 Heritage Award - Adaptive Use

To Herb and Wendy Basso of Santa Clara for Kaili's Restaurant.

See the announcement.


2017 Heritage Award - Stabilization, Restoration, or Renovation Project

To Kenneth & Patricia Hadley for their restoration of the Leeds Tithing House.

See the announcement.  [Not available yet]


UTAH STATE HISTORY AWARDS


2009 Outstanding Achievement in Archaeology Award

Protection of Utah's Archaeological Sites on Private Lands.

Hurricane's forward-looking planning staff and city council has put in place amendments to the city's Sensitive Lands Ordinance that provide protection for archaeological sites within the city boundaries. To our knowledge, this is the first municipal ordinance within Utah that considers archaeological site preservation.

State History presents to Teri Foran and Deeona Cox, planners for the City of Hurricane, an award for Outstanding Achievement in Archaeology.


2009 Outstanding Contribution to History Award

Preserving the History of Fort Harmony

Roger Simister has devoted countless hours to the history of Fort Harmony. One of the founders of the Ft. Harmony Historical Society, he has created and maintains a website, videotaped lectures and interviews about the history, documented an archaeological dig, and put together a presentation. His work will benefit people for generations to come.

State History presents Roger Simister an award for Outstanding Contribution to History.


WCHS CERTIFICATES OF COMMENDATION

In 2006, the Washington County Historical Society (WCHS) adopted a program of awarding "Certificates of Commendation" to individuals or groups in Washington County who have been instrumental in a significant historical restoration. To date, the following have received commendation awards:

Santa Clara Historical Society (March 2006) for the preservation and restoration of the Hug–Gubler Home at 2020 Santa Clara Drive (on Heritage Square) in Santa Clara.

Ivins Historical Society (April 2006) for the preservation of the Adobe Post Office, located on 200 East and just north of Center Street in Ivins.

Toquerville Historical Society (May 2006) for the preservation and restoration of their 127 year old Church located on the main street of Toquerville.

Zach & Gwen Griffith and Kevin Weed (October 2006) for the preservation and restoration of the Old Rock House located at 694 South Main St. in St. George.

Marcia Stucki (October 2006) for rebuilding the Stucki Home at 406 East 100 South in St. George.

Kim Campbell and Sidney & Mary Ann Atkin (January 2007) for the restoration and preservation of the Atkin Home located at 46 North 200 East in St. George.

Tracy & Tamera Hinton Cox (February 2007) for the restoration of the Wright Home at 87 East 400 South in Hurricane.

Bruce Jenson and Louis Sylvester along with their architects Bill McMurrin and Ray Gardner (April 2007) for the restoration of the Samuel Miles Home at 306 South Main St. in St. George.

Santa Clara Historical Society (September 2007) for the restoration of the historical Relief Society House in Santa Clara.

Grafton Heritage Partnership Project (October 2007) for the restoration of the historical Grafton community.

City of Washington (January 2008) for the restoration of the Washington City Relief Society House.

L. K., Mary, and Greg Abbott (March 2008) for their outstanding achievement of restoring and maintaining the Arthur Cottam Home located at 508 East 300 South in St. George.