The Governor's Historic Preservation Awards Program

Gov Awds logoEstablished in 1986, the Governor's Historic Preservation Awards are presented annually under the sponsorship of the California 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.  

Awards Background

Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Awards

Do you know of an individual, group, organization or project whose work demonstrates exemplary achievements in historic preservation? Nominate them for the 2019 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards! This is California's only state-sponsored awards program and it seeks to recognize those community-centered, grass-roots efforts going on throughout our state to preserve the places, stories, and traditions that are a part of our collective heritage. Click the links below to download the nomination forms and instructions. Nomination submission deadline: April 16, 2019. 

2019 Awards Criteria
2019 Projects Nomination
2019 Individuals/Organizations/Agencies Nomination 

Scroll down to learn about the 2018 award recipients. 

2018 Governor's Historic Preservation Award Recipients

On November 1, 2018, the Office of Historic Preservation and California State Parks had the pleasure of presenting the 2018 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards during a ceremony held in Sacramento. Six projects were recognized for their outstanding acheivements on behalf of preserving California's heritage. This year's award recipients reflected the broad scope of preservation endeavors taking place in California, from restoring historic structures, to innovative uses of surveys and technology, to preserving treasured cultural landscapes, traditions, and histories. Congratulations! Please click on the links below to learn more about each of these outstanding achievements. Images from the ceremony can be viewed on our Flickr site. 

Digital Media Arts Center

Cucamonga Service Station

Santa Barbara County Courthouse Mural Room

Mid-Century Modern in the City of Sacramento Historic Context and Survey

Research and Collaboration for the Restoration of Tstyiwi on the Pecho Coast

City of West Hollywood Commercial Historic Resources Survey, Context Statement, and Preservation Website

Past Award Recipients