The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation has released its list Historic Preservation Awards winners for 2015.
Among them are two in Columbia: The South Carolina State Museum, for its “Windows to New Worlds” renovations, and the Woodrow Wilson Family Home, which reopened last year after eight years of renovations.
USC Professor Robert Weyeneth received the 2015 Governor’s Award in Historic Preservation during a ceremony Friday at the State House. Weyeneth teaches public history, historic preservation and American social and environmental history.
Other honorees include J. Edward Lee, the mayor of York, for his efforts to preserve the York County courthouse, and the people behind the restoration of an African-American cemetery in Greenville County, and the Williamsburg County courthouse in Kingstree, which was designed by architect Robert Mills.
Sponsored by the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History and the Office of the Governor, the awards recognize significant achievement and lifelong dedication in support of historic preservation.
From Staff and Wire Reports