Preservationist of the Year
On Sunday, September 16, Preservation Howard County held its eleventh annual Preservationist of the Year Awards at historic Waverly Mansion in Marriottsville, Maryland.
"These award recipients are recognized for their significant contributions to the preservation of Howard County's history and heritage. Each recipient offers inspiration to all Howard County residents to appreciate and care for our local history and heritage", said PHC President Fred Dorsey.
The 2012 recipients are:
Kit Valentine received the Senator James Clark Lifetime Achievement Award for his many years of leadership with the Patapsco Heritage Greenway (formerly Friends of the Patapsco Valley and Heritage Greenway), in preserving the history and heritage of the Patapsco Valley, the story circles, historic orientated hikes, interpretative signage, historical displays and stream stewardship depicting the Valley as the cradle of Industrialization in Maryland.
Rev. Galen Menne and Helen Rushing
The Rev. Galen Menne and Helen Rushing are recognized for their work in the founding of the Savage Historical Society, the preservation of the history and heritage of Savage through exhibits at Savage Day, producing calendars containing pictures of Savage past, and community education through their history presentations at their monthly meetings.
Cathy Hudson is a long time resident of Lawyers Hill and has been active and has contributed to the preservation of Howard County history through her involvement with Elkridge Assembly Room, Inc., Save Belmont, Patapsco Heritage Greenway and the Rockburn Land Trust.
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