AARCH honors exemplary stewards

KEESEVILLE On Friday afternoon, Oct. 12, preservation enthusiasts from around the Adirondack Park gathered at the Lake George Club in Diamond Point to honor and celebrate the 2007 Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) Awards. Six awardees, including local governments, community groups, and individuals, all shared their stories of challenge and success, passion and purpose amongst a lively and engaged group of advocates and supporters. The AARCH Stewardship Committee seeks representative examples of long-term stewardship and committed preservation practice as well as sensitivity to the original function and period of each resource. The dedication, work, and care they all have shown exemplifies these ideals. Selected by the AARCH Stewardship Committee, chaired by Board Member Peggy Prime, this years awardees are: Willem and Marguerite Monster, for the restoration of the Saacndaga Station; Lauren Murphy, for several exemplary projects in Essex; Major and Diane Bowes, for the long-term stewardship of Covewood Lodge on Big Moose Lake; Town of Duane, for the long-term stewardship of the Duane Methodist-Episcopal Church; Minerva Historical Society, for the restoration of the Irishtown Schoolhouse; and the Church of St. Sacrement Congregation, for their long-term stewardship of their church in Bolton Landing. The Adirondack Architectural Heritage Awards program welcomes nominations throughout the year from its membership and the general public. For more information on the awards program and to obtain a nomination form, contact Ellen Ryan, Program Director, Adirondack Architectural Heritage, 1790 Main Street, Suite 37, Keeseville, New York 12944, 518-834-9328 or visit our website at www.aarch.org. Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is the regional, nonprofit historic preservation organization for the Adirondack Park. This event is one of over fifty events in the annual series spotlighting the parks vast architectural legacy.

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