Springfielders recognized for devotion to history, preservation

SPRINGFIELD –  The Springfield Heritage Award ceremony – the first of its kind in the City – was hosted last week by Springfield Mayor Sean VanGordon. The awards, developed by the Springfield Historic Commission and the Springfield History Museum, recognize a broad array of stewardship activities that increase awareness, appreciation and support an inclusive perspective of local heritage.

There are two award categories: the “Preservation Excellence Award,” celebrating projects including historic preservation, historical research and community outreach, and the “History Maker Award,” celebrating leadership in shaping, preserving and fostering appreciation of past present and future local heritage. VanGordon presented . . .