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May 8, 2014

Historical society meets May 18 to present awards

The annual Historic Preservation Awards, six student scholarships in local history and some extra recognition awards for local youth will be presented on Sunday, May 18, at 2:30 p.m. at Crown Gardens History Center and Archives.

In celebration of Historic Preservation Month, these awards have been presented annually by the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society each May since 1994.

This year’s extra youth recognitions will be awarded to young people who have volunteered their time and talents to help with various projects and events at area historic sites.

Scholarships are presented annually to area students from the six area public high schools who apply through the schools and have contributed to local history through projects and/or original research. These students must be seniors who hold good academic records and plan to continue their studies beyond the high school level. Along with the monetary scholarship, each recipient is given a year’s free membership in the historical society.

The historical society accepts nominations for the Historic Preservation Awards each year to honor individuals, living or deceased, who have made unusual and outstanding contributions to the preservation of the history of Whitfield and Murray counties. These contributions may be through time and dedication, monetary or real property donations, or a combination of both. Up to three individuals or active organizations are selected each year for the Historic Preservation Awards and all nominations may be held up to three years.

The Crown Gardens History Center and Archives is at 715 Chattanooga Ave. in Dalton.

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