The Ontario Historical Society has opened up nominations rewarding local heroes in heritage and culture:
In 1967, The Ontario Historical Society established an awards program to honour individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to the preservation and promotion of Ontario’s heritage. Over the years, new awards have been instituted; sixteen are now offered. The Awards program is intended both to acknowledge the work of outstanding individuals and organizations, and to raise public awareness of Ontario’s history and the people who work to preserve and interpret it.
All recipients of awards receive recognition in subsequent publicity, and a framed certificate accompanied by a copy of the citation acknowledging their contribution to the heritage community.
Carnochan Award: Presented to an individual who has contributed many years of service to the heritage community.
President’s Award: Honouring a corporation, business or individual that has contributed to heritage conservation in the recent past.
Scadding Award of Excellence: Awarded to a historical society or heritage group that has made an outstanding contribution to the field of history.
Joseph Brant Award: Honouring the best book on multicultural history in Ontario, published in the past three years.
Fred Landon Award: Honouring the best book on local or regional history in Ontario, published in the past three years.
Alison Prentice Award: Honouring the best book on women’s history in Ontario, published in the past three years.
Check out all the award categories and get your nominations ready!
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