WHEELING (WVDN) –The State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) has announced the 2022 Our Legacy, Our Future Awards.
The presentation of these awards took place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, at West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling.
These awards were inaugurated on the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and celebrate the people of West Virginia who have contributed to historic preservation efforts and the places throughout the state that give life to our history.
“We are proud to recognize the extraordinary commitment of our recipients and the invaluable significance of our historic resources,” shares WVDACH Curator Randall Reid-Smith.
Dr. Kim Arbogast McBride and Dr. W. Stephen McBride received The Betty Woods “Snookie” Nutting Award, for exemplary service to historic preservation. This award is presented to a West Virginian who embodies the spirit and dedication that is making a difference in a community. Nutting has a passion for historic preservation that is inspiring and contagious. Her lifelong pursuit of preservation projects in her hometown of Wheeling is an example of how one person can have an impact on a community.
Margaret C. Hambrick, Greenbrier County, received the award for outstanding individual service to historic preservation, which recognizes a person who demonstrates dedication to the historic preservation of an individual resource and whose work has helped to preserve the resource.
The Golden Rule, Belington, Barbour County, received the award for outstanding individual resource, which recognizes an individual resource that represents a significant aspect of West Virginia’s history and plays a role in the continuing understanding of that history.
Arthurdale Heritage, Inc., Preston County, was recognized for outstanding service by an organization to historic preservation. The organization award recognizes an organization that has made a significant contribution to the preservation of a historic district through restoration, research and attention to the importance of the district.