Nominations Requested for Annual Historical Preservation Award

Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon is encouraging the public to nominate a worthy Manitoban who has provided prolonged and meritorious service in the preservation and promotion of Manitoba history for an award, presented in consultation with the Manitoba Historical Society.

“I am pleased to continue this award started in 2011 to recognize community-minded individuals who devote their time and expertise to preserving documents, creating historical studies, restoring or maintaining historical buildings and artifacts, bringing the past to life in schools, museums and historic sites, and advocating for historical understanding,” said Lt-Gov. Filmon.

The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Historical Preservation and Promotion is presented to those with experience in such endeavours as:

  • the writing of historical publications and documents;
  • stewardship of museums and archives;
  • raising of public education, advocacy, and awareness;
  • committee or community service;
  • preservation of historic sites / buildings; and
  • art and media.

As the oldest historical organization in western Canada, founded in 1879, the Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) presents awards to businesses, farms, and organizations that have operated for over 100 years, recognizes important historical books with its Margaret McWilliams Awards and encourages school children to learn about Manitoba’s past through its Young Historians Awards. It publishes the Manitoba History Journal and operates a comprehensive website with information on all facets of Manitoba history and heritage.

The MHS will receive nominations from the public and will recommend up to five people to receive awards this year. Nominations to be considered for 2016 must be received by Feb. 29. The selected award recipients will be presented at Government House on May 12.

Nomination forms and further details of the award programare available on the websites of the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (www.manitobalg/www.ca) and the Manitoba Historical Society (www.mhs.mb.ca).