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Celebrating History, Recognizing Teamwork
Historic resources and archaeological sites tell us about the past and help us define 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 other partners—who strive to preserve Michigan’s important historic and cultural resources.
The 2023 Governor's Awards for Historic Preservation were presented on May 4 in Heritage Hall at the Michigan State Capitol. Award recipients were recognized for their collaborative, best practice efforts by the State Historic Preservation Office, local legislators, and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II. Learn more about the 2023 Governor's Award recipients here.
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. Learn more about the 2023 Governor's Award projects.