Historic resources and archaeological sites tell us about the past and help us maintain Michigan’s unique identity. Their preservation is vital to Michigan’s present and future as they contribute to vibrant communities and our understanding of the past.
Each year the State Historic Preservation Office and the State Historic Preservation Review Board identify worthy recipients to receive the Governor’s Awards for Historic Preservation.
The awards recognize homeowners who rehabilitate their homes; developers who transform underutilized historic structures into vital economic assets; and academic institutions, archaeologists, nonprofits and local governments—among others—who strive to preserve Michigan’s important historic and cultural resources.
The 2021 Governor's Awards for Historic Preservation were presented in a special virtual ceremony, with comments provided by Governor Whitmer and several legislators from the project districts. Learn more about the 2021 awardees in this press release.
Explore recent awards by region or all previous awards by year below.
Governor's Awards for Historic Preservation
Each year the SHPO and the State Historic Preservation Review Board identify worthy recipients to receive the Governor’s Awards for Historic Preservation. The awards recognize standout projects across both peninsulas, exemplifying the collaboration and deep impact preservation can have in Michigan communities. The 2021 Awards were announced on May 6. Learn more about the 2021 Governor's Award projects.