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Adirondack Architectural Heritage to Receive National Preservation Award
National Trust for Historic Preservation to present award at its national conference 

Washington, (November 3, 2015) –The National Trust for Historic Preservation will present its Trustees’ Award for Organizational Excellence to Adirondack Architectural Heritage in Keeseville, NY. The group is one of 13 award winners to be honored by the National Trust during its 2015 Past Forward National Preservation Conference this week in Washington, D.C.

Since its founding in 1990, Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) has focused its efforts on the Adirondack region of New York State, an area populated by numerous smaller intact communities. AARCH set out to create an historic preservation ethic in the region through an innovative program of education, advocacy, and partnerships that included tours, workshops, lectures, publications, conferences, online learning, and school residencies. These programs draw people’s attention to the region’s great architectural treasures and important stories, but also to the unusual, the threatened, and the overlooked.

“Over the past 25 years, Adirondack Architectural Heritage has emerged as one of the most effective rural preservation organizations in the nation,” said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “From its work at the National Historic Landmark Camp Santanoni, to its innovative efforts on behalf of historic fire towers, to its successful campaigns to create historic districts in smaller communities, AARCH is making a difference across New York’s picturesque Adirondack region.”

The award will be presented to Adirondack Architectural Heritage at the National Preservation Conference on November 5, 2015.

The National Preservation Awards are bestowed on distinguished individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation of our architectural and cultural heritage. These efforts include citizen attempts to save and maintain important landmarks; companies and craftsmen whose work restores the richness of the past; the vision of public officials who support preservation projects and legislation in their communities; and educators and journalists who help Americans understand the value of preservation. The winners of the National Preservation Awards will appear online at http://savingplac.es/2015NatlPresAwards