Nominations are being accepted tbeing accepted through July 1, 2001 for the Ohio Historic Preservation Office Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in preservation, rehabilitation, and adaptive use of historic properties, as well as publications and educational programs that promote the preservation of historic places in Ohio. The awards are presented in two categories: Preservation Merit, and Public Education and Awareness. Activities eligible for the Preservation Merit Award include longtime care of a historic property; preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, or adaptive use of an important building or site; and leadership, support, or service to historic preservation. The Public Education and Awareness Award is for advocacy, educational programs, publications, film and video, special events, and similar efforts which have helped to increase understanding and awareness of historic preservation at the local, regional, or state level. For a nomination form with full details, contact the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, 567 E, Hudson St, Columbus, OH 43211-2497, (614) 298-2000, Fax (614) 298-2037, or visit www.ohiohistory.org/esource/histpres/programs/wardscoverpage.htm1. The Ohio Historic Preservation Office is Ohio's official historic preservation agency. A part of the Ohio Historical Society, it identifies historic places in Ohio, nominates properties to the National Register of Historic Places, reviews federally-assisted projects for effects on Ohio's historic, architectural, and archaeological resources, consults on the conservation of older buildings and sites, and offers educational programs and publications.

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