LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 14, 2011) The Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary's County and the members of the St. Mary's County Historic Preservation Commission awarded Annual Historic Preservation and Service Awards at Tuesday's meeting. Established in the spring of 1999, the awards recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in the field of historic preservation or service in St. Mary's County.
The Recipients of the 2011 Historic Preservation Awards are:
Southern Maryland Regional Library, nominated by Victoria Falcon, for the book Changing Landscapes in Southern Maryland;
Grace Mary Brady and Phil Shire, nominated by Dr. Regina Faden for the book, I'm Goin' Down County, an Architectural Journey through St. Mary's County;
John Richard Knott, Sr., nominated by Carol Moody for the display pertaining to the life of Arthur Fenner Lee "Buck" Briscoe 1900 - 1988;
Sotterley Plantation, nominated by Nancy Easterling, for restoration work to the visitor's center;
St. Mary's County Historical Society, nominated by Susan Wolfe, for restoration of the interior of Tudor Hall;
Scott Lawrence, nominated by Linda Reno, for completion of the restoration of St. Nicolas Cemetery at Patuxent River Naval Air Station;
Chris and Kathy Bailey, nominated by Grace Mary Brady, for restoration of the exterior of their historic home and cottage;
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and McKenna Hall Museum, nominated by the Unified Committee for African American Contributions, for creation of a permanent exhibit promoting African American history of the Church;
Dr. Roy Guyther, nominated by the St. Mary's County Historical Society for lifetime promotion of the history of St. Mary's County; and
Dr. and Mrs. Jamie Boyd, nominated by Kathy Bailey, for a lifetime dedicated to the archaeological research and restoration for their book on Ocean Hall.