Seeking Nominations for the MWC’s Annual Heritage Awards

Nominations due January 31, 2019

Heritage Awards Ceremony, March 5, 2019

The Museums of Western Colorado’s (MWC) mission is to help the community preserve its heritage and tell its story. This is a significant undertaking. For this reason, the MWC relies on others in the community, either cooperatively or individually, to help fulfill this very important mission. It is an honor and privilege for the MWC to be able to recognize leaders and organizations who have contributed so significantly to the community’s heritage.

We are turning to our members and the community in seeking nominations for the MWC’s 2019 Heritage Awards. The chosen recipients will be honored at the MWC’s Annual Heritage Awards Ceremony on March 5, 2019. We will be honoring people and organizations in seven areas:

Archeological Award – This award recognizes the distinguished and long-term contributions by an individual, group, or organization to the public understanding and appreciation of Mesa County and Western Slope archeological heritage.   

George Callison Paleontological Award – This award recognizes distinguished and long-term contributions by an individual, group, or organization to the public understanding and appreciation of Mesa County and Western Slope Paleontological heritage.

Heritage Enterprise Award – This award recognizes a business enterprise that has made distinguished and significant long-term contributions to the preservation of Mesa County’s heritage.

Historian Award – This award recognizes distinguished and long-term contributions by an individual, group, or organization to the public understanding and appreciation of Mesa County and Western Slope history.

Partners in Heritage Award – New last year, this honor recognizes distinguished efforts of an individual, group, or organization that are working in collaboration with the MWC in the preservation of Mesa County’s heritage.

Museums Service Award – This award recognizes meritorious efforts by an individual, group, or organization in support of the MWC’s mission and vision.

Preservation Award – This award recognizes distinguished and long-term efforts of an individual, group, or organization to the preservation of Mesa County’s architectural treasures.

 

To nominate someone, please submit a letter including:

  • the award category
  • your proposed nomination
  • one-page description of why the person, persons, or organization should be honored
  • contact information for you and your nominee (specifically mailing address, daytime phone number, and email)
  • MWC staff and board members are not eligible to be recipients of the awards.

Nominations must be received by January 31, 2019 to be considered. We hope all our members will join us at the Heritage Awards Ceremony on March 5, 2019.

Please mail all nominations to:

Museums of Western Colorado

ATTN: Heritage Awards

P.O. Box 20,000

Grand Junction, Colorado 81502-5020

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