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The Governor's Historic Preservation Awards Program

Established in 1986, the Governor's Historic Preservation Awards are presented annually under the sponsorship of the State Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) and California State Parks to projects, individuals, and organizations whose contributions demonstrate significant achievements in preserving the heritage of California. The history of California is embodied in buildings, structures, sites, and objects that provide tangible links to the people and events that shaped California's growth and development. Since 1986, more than two hundred Governor's Historic Preservation Awards have been given in recognition of exemplary efforts to preserve those connections to California's past. 

Nominations are accepted from January to early May of each award year, with an awards ceremony taking place in Sacramento in mid-November. Questions concerning the awards program may be directed to Diane Barclay, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, at or 916 445-7026.

2015 Nomination Forms Now Available

Criteria and Nomination forms are now available for the 2015 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards. Nominations will be accepted now through May 11, 2015. Awards will be presented in November.

Awards Background and Criteria
2015 Nomination Form & Checklist - Individuals, Organizations, & Agencies
2015 Nomination Form & Checklist - Projects

2014 Award Recipients Announced

Visit our 2014 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards page to see a list and brief summaries of this year's award recipients. Eleven projects and organizations were selected, representing exceptional historic preservation efforts throughout the state. Congratulations!