The Governor's Historic Preservation Awards Program
Established 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. 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 Diane.Barclay@parks.ca.gov or 916 445-7026.
Awards Background and Criteria
2016 Award Recipients
It was our pleasure to present the 2016 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards at a well-attended ceremony on November 10, 2016, in Sacramento. The eleven projects and one individual awarded this year represent exemplary achievements in historic preservation and in preserving the places, histories, and cultures that enrich our collective California heritage.
Congratulations to all!
The slide presentation from the awards ceremony can be viewed here: 2016 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards
Click on the titles below to read summaries about each of these award recipients:
Paula Boghosian, Sacramento
Cuyama Valley - A Corridor to the Past, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
Kashaya Pomo Cultural Landscape Project, Sonoma County
Ancestors 1 and County of Lake Memorandum of Agreement, County of Lake
Preservation Resource Center at the Shotgun House, Santa Monica
Home Front at Camp Anza, Riverside
California Theatre, Pittsburg, CA
Santa Ysabel Restoration Project, Santa Ysabel