The Florida Trust has extended the deadline for receiving nominations for the 2014 Preservation Awards and the 2014 Most Endangered programs. The February 28 deadline has been extended to March 7.
Nominations for Awards can be submitted using the processes described in the Call for Nominations for Preservation Awards here.
Nominations for Most Endangered Historic Sites can be submitted using the processes described in the Call for Nominations for Eleven Most Endangered 2014 described here.
Nominations received after March 7 will not be considered during this cycle.
Immerse yourself in the history, culture, the people, and the architectural riches on a People-to-People exchange trip to Cuba.
Building on the success of a trip to Havana in October of 2013, the Florida Trust will sponsor two trips in October of 2014. Both trips will focus on the historic architecture from the Spanish Colonial period to mid-twentieth century, the many shared architectural influences between Cuba and Florida, and the importance of embracing international historic preservation values.
These trips are designed to provide meaningful exchanges on Cuba’s colonial heritage, interiors, restoration efforts, the jewels of modern architecture to 1959, efforts during the post-Revolution period of the 1960s and 1970s, and more. We will meet and tour with the dedicated preservationists working hard to preserve resources and show support for their efforts.
Trips are scheduled for October 5-11 for the Havana trip and October 12-20 for the Havana-Cienfuegos-Trinidad de Cuba trip. Travelers will receive a one-year membership in the Florida Trust at the Advocate level as a part of their trip costs.
The Florida Trust is a registered provider of continuing education with the American Institute of Architects. Continuing education credits will be offered through the AIA.
A complete itinerary for each trip with costs, and traveler reservation form may be downloaded from this page. Please contact Anne Peery at 850-224-8128 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2013 Most Endangered Historic Sites in Florida is February 28, 2014. UPDATE: The deadline for receiving nominations has been extended to March 7.
Each year, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation announces Florida’s Eleven Most Endangered Historic Sites as part of the Annual Statewide Preservation Conference. The Most Endangered Historic Sites program is designed to increase the public’s awareness of the urgent need to save Florida’s neglected or threatened historic resources. We do that to empower local preservationists and preservation groups in their efforts to preserve Florida’s rich history.
The 2014 Eleven Most Endangered Sites will be announced on May 15, 2014, at the Opening Session of the Florida Trust’s 36th Anniversary Conference in Tampa, Florida.
The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation announces its 2014 Call for Nominations for historic preservation awards, with a deadline for submitting nominations of February 28, 2014. UPDATE: The deadline for receiving nominations has been extended to March 7.
Those interested in nominating an individual or project for award recognition can view complete information on the 2014 Call for Nominations under the What We Do tab of this website.
The announcement includes a description of all categories and the process for submitting nominees. The deadline for submittal is February 28, 2014.
Each year the Florida Trust solicits nominations for outstanding examples of preservation of architectural, archaeological and cultural resources in Florida. The winners of awards in a variety of categories are announced and celebrated each year at the Florida Trust’s annual conference.
The Florida Trust also chooses individuals to receive the Carl Weinhardt Award and the Evelyn Fortune Bartlett Award. The Carl Weinhardt Award is given to an individual to recognize his or her significant achievements and leadership in non-governmental state historic preservation arenas. The Evelyn Fortune Bartlett Award is given to an individual whose life exemplifies the guardianship of Florida’s historic properties through philosophy and actions.
The Awards Recognition Ceremony will be held at the Tampa Theater on Friday, May 16, 2014, during the 36th Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida, followed by a ticketed reception honoring the award winners. The reception will be held at The Vault, a restored bank facility now restored and adaptively used as an event venue.
A list of former winners of Preservation Awards can be found under the What We Do tab of this website.
Florida’s 2012–2016 Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan, presented here, identifies and discusses the major economic, educational, environmental, political, and social issues and trends facing the state both now and in the future. Statewide historic preservation planning is a responsibility carried out under the National Historic Preservation Act by State Historic Preservation Offices in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. All State Plans are approved by the National Park Service.
In Florida, the Director of the Division of Historical Resources within the Florida Department of State, is the designated State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO). State historic preservation law (See Chapter 267, Florida Statutes) directs the Division of Historical Resources to cooperate with state and federal agencies, local governments, and private organizations and individuals to direct and conduct a comprehensive statewide survey of historic resources, to maintain an inventory of such resources, and to develop a statewide historic preservation plan.
The primary purpose of Florida’s historic preservation plan is to provide guidance for the implementation of sound planning procedures for the location, identification, and protection of the state’s archaeological and historic resources. The development and implementation of a comprehensive preservation plan should assist Florida’s preservation organizations in their efforts to protect Florida’s rapidly dwindling historic and archaeological resources.
The Florida Trust is pleased to announce its partnership with the City of Tarpon Springs and the City of St. Augustine for Certified Local Government (CLG) training events to be held in 2013. The cities were both successful applicants for grants of $16,500 each from the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources.
The training events are open to current CLGs, local governments considering the designation, members of preservation boards and other interested citizens. The Tarpon Springs event will be held January 24-25, 2013; the St. Augustine event will be held May 14-15, 2013, just before the opening of the Florida Trust’s annual conference.
The training workshop will cover a variety of topics that include basic operations of a CLG as well as regional issues and challenges facing historic preservation commissions. A travel stipend will be offered to attendees; there is no charge to attend the training.
Since its inception in 1986, Florida’s Certified Local Government program has assisted in the survey, designation and preservation of thousands of historic and cultural resources and helped to increase public awareness of historic preservation. For a roster of all of Florida’s Certified Local Governments, click here.
The Board of Trustees of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation announced the appointment of Anne Peery as the organization’s new Executive Director. A Florida resident since 1974, Peery brings to the organization more than thirty years of government, non-profit, and private-sector experience. President Leslee F. Keys stated, “We are pleased to have a person with Anne’s expertise and strengths represent the Florida Trust. She brings to the Trust a unique mix of leadership, administrative and stewardship skills that mesh well with the broad mission of the Trust.” Peery served as the first executive director of the Florida Communities Trust where she oversaw land conservation and historic and archaeological site preservation efforts throughout Florida. She worked for the Trust for Public Land and as a consultant to numerous businesses and organizations. She has been involved with historic preservation activities in Tallahassee and has been a strong advocate for historic preservation statewide.
Please visit our picasa site to view pictures of the 2012 Statewide Preservation Award winners, the ceremony and reception.
Each year the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation recognizes significant contributions of individuals, societies, businesses or government entities that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation through its Statewide Annual Preservation Awards Program.
The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation proudly announces the 2012 Preservation Award Winners, honored during the 34th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference in Gainesville, Friday, May 18, 2012.
The Florida Trust announces the 2012 11 Most Endangered List Release! You may find the 11 Most Endangered List as well as our Most Watched and Watched lists here.