ORA Requests Nominations For Historic Preservation Awards

The Oil Region Alliance is currently accepting nominations for this year’s Oil Region Historic Preservation Awards.

The awards program was created to:
• Recognize projects that represent appropriate standards of preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation
• Acknowledge individuals and groups for initiatives, services, or commitment to the preservation of historic structures
• Create an advocacy for historic preservation through a greater public awareness of the built environment
• Enhance a region-wide preservation ethic in both the public and private sectors

“I’m pleased to once again call for nominations for the Preservation Awards,” said Jenn Burden, ORA Heritage Manager. “The Awards are a way to celebrate preservation efforts within the Oil Region National Heritage Area. It’s always exciting to learn about how the region values its history and historic resources.”

Past winners include churches, bridges, war memorials, cemetery tours, and a military plane.

Nomination forms and eligibility requirements are available at Nominations are due to by April 1.

The Awards ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held May 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Titusville First Presbyterian Church, 216 North Franklin Street, Titusville.

The program has presented more than 150 awards since 1997.

Please contact Jennifer Burden at or (814) 677-3152 x 116 for more information.

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s April 2024 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

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