The Governor's Historic Preservation Awards Program

Governor's Awards page imageEstablished in 1986, the Governor's Historic Preservation Awards is California's only state-sponsored awards program and seeks to recognize community-centered, often grass-roots efforts going on throughout California to preserve our collective heritage. The 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 outstanding achievements in historic preservation.   

Awards Background & Criteria

2023 Awards

The nomination period for the 2023 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted nominations! We look forward to announcing the award recipients later this year. Nomination forms for the 2024 awards will be posted to this page by the end of the year. In the meantime, we invite you to visit our Past Award Recipients page to see the variety of previous awardees and be inspired!