21st Preservation Merit Awards-2011


May is National Historic Preservation Month and the National Trust for Historic Preservation's theme for 2011 is "Celebrating America's Treasures!"

Members and friends of the Historical Society of Rockland County were invited to join us as we celebrated Rockland County Preservation Week and the 21st Annual Rockland County Executive's Historic Preservation Merit Awards Program! The rain stopped long enough for us to have a wonderful event.

The 2011 recipients of the Rockland County Executive's Historic Preservation Merit Awards for Preservation / Restoration &/or Adaptive Reuse:

Fieldstone Secondary School
, Thiells
The North Rockland Central School District
Ileana Eckert, Superintendant

Orangetown Might Midgets Clubhouse
Town of Orangetown
Orantown Mighty Midgets Soccer Association

Tappan Reformed Church
Pastor Donald Hoover

The Salyer House
The Orangetown Museum & Archives
Town of Orangetown

For Preservation Leadership  -- Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheim, Mayor of Montebello, NY

We were very pleased to announce that Travis E. Jackson, Ed.D. received The Margaret B. and John R. Zehner Award for Historic Contribution.

Our guests were cordially invited to a Country Supper which was held on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the HSRC's Jacob Blauvelt Historic Site, 20 Zukor Road, New City, NY 10956.

Cocktails at 4:00 p.m. - Buffet & Ceremony 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Featured guest speaker:  
Craig Long, Rockland County's newly appointed County Historian, and Historian for the Town of Ramapo and the Villages of Suffern, Montebello and Chestnut Ridge.

Special guest speaker:   
William Krattinger from the New York State Historic Preservation Office - National Register & Survey Unit for Rockland, Columbia, Dutchess, Orange & Washington counties.

Featuring the delightful cuisine of At Your Service N.Y.

R.S.V.P. by May 6, 2011 to the HSRC -- reservations go fast -- don't miss this wonderful evening!

Cost: $ 45. prepaid reservations 
        $ 65. prepaid benefactor reservations which includes your listing in our Commerative Journal (must be received by May 6th)

The evening's program is made possible thanks to the generous support of our event's long-time Rockland County Executive's Historic Preservation Merit Awards sponsor Strasser and Associates, Inc.


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