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Tennessee Historical Commission Accepting Applications for Merit Awards

Friday, December 05, 2014 | 04:46am

Submission Deadline is Dec. 31

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Historical Commission is now accepting nominations for its Certificate of Merit Awards to honor individuals or groups that work to preserve Tennessee’s cultural heritage. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2014.

“For forty years, our awards program has offered an opportunity to give thanks and recognition to those working to revitalize Tennessee’s historic places,” Executive Director of the Tennessee Historical Commission Patrick McIntyre said. “The Merit Awards program also highlights people and organizations for the work they do in the areas of publication, commemoration, and education regarding our state’s unique history and heritage.”

The awards program recognizes individuals or groups throughout the state who have worked to conserve or highlight Tennessee’s cultural heritage during the past year. The awards recognize historic preservation projects as well as work in the field of history. Award recipients will be honored at a special ceremony in May 2015.

The Tennessee Historical Commission Awards program began in 1975. Certificates of Merit are presented annually to individuals, groups, agencies or organizations that have made significant contributions to the study and preservation of Tennessee’s heritage during the 12 months prior to the application deadline.

To download an application for a Certificate of Merit Award, please visit the Tennessee Historical Commission website at Applications may also be requested by calling the Commission’s offices at 615-532-1550, by writing to 2941 Lebanon Road, Nashville, TN 37214, or by contacting Angela Miller at  

The Tennessee Historical Commission is the State Historic Preservation Office. The office is located at 2941 Lebanon Road in Nashville. For more information about the Tennessee Historical Commission, please call 615- 532-1550 or visit the website at  


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