LA PLATA, Md. (February 17, 2012)—The Charles County Historic Preservation Commission hosted an Open House on February 11, at the Thomas Stone National Historic Site in Port Tobacco. As part of this event, the Commission announced the 2012 Charles County Preservation Award winners.
The first award was presented to Mary Pat Berry, Michael J. Mazzeo, Jr., Geoffrey Hammersley, Matthew Bellerose, Casey Gaskins, Jennifer Munoz, Christopher Cheney, Jonathan Teeney, Garrett Lundegard, Orven Torralba, Dorothy Barbour, and Charles Boone for their work on a DVD project titled, "The War of 1812 in Charles County's Backyard - A Virtual Tour." A second award was presented to Joyce Clerico for her work on the Charles County Cemetery Transcription Project.
The Historic Preservation Award is presented annually to an eligible individual, business, organization, or project that deserves recognition for outstanding achievements in historic preservation. Awards are presented in two categories: Preservation Projects and Preservation Service. The Preservation Project award recognizes excellence in the preservation and restoration of historic buildings, interpretation of architectural features in new construction, and adaptive reuse of historic structures. The Preservation Service award recognizes outstanding achievement in and support for furthering the aims of historic preservation in Charles County, including: education, research and development, planning, advocacy, and community leadership.
The Historic Preservation Commission was established by the Charles County Commissioners in 2009. The charge of the Historic Preservation Commission is to recommend properties for local historic landmark designation, review exterior changes to locally designated landmarks, and support documentation of historic resources throughout the County.
Source: Charles County Government