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Santa Clara County Preservation Alliance

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National Preservation Month

Preservation Month began as National Preservation Week in 1973. In 2005, the National Trust extended the celebration to the entire month of May and declared it Preservation Month to provide an even greater opportunity to celebrate the diverse and unique heritage of our country’s cities and states.

In recognition of this year’s National Preservation Month, the newly formed Santa Clara County Preservation Alliance will host a Preservation Awards Night to bring the public and local preservation groups together for a celebratory event.

 

Santa Clara County Preservation Alliance (SCCPA)

Who is the Santa Clara County Preservation Alliance? In recognition of 2022 National Preservation Month, the Santa Clara County Historic Heritage Commission, the San Jose Historic Landmarks Commission, the Preservation Action Council of San Jose, the California Pioneers of Santa Clara County, and History San Jose have joined together to host an Awards Night honoring individuals and organizations who have made significant historical and cultural preservation contributions throughout Santa Clara County.

SCCPA Preservation Awards Night – Saturday, May 21st, 7:00 pm (Gates open 6:45 pm) 
$15 General Admission, Under 18 Free

 

The intent of the SCCPA Awards Night is:

  • To recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations in the community who have made outstanding contributions to historic preservation.

  • To showcase exemplary preservation throughout the community that may serve as inspiration for future preservation.

  • To encourage preservation of historic homes or buildings that may prevent future demolition of historic properties.

  • To educate the community on the merits of historic architecture and preservation.

  • To share ideas and projects various preservation groups throughout the county.
     

The evening will conclude with the presentation of a Preservation Lifetime Achievement Award.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AWARDEES!

  • The Gilroy Historical Society will honor Joanie M. Lewis - Distinguished service in creating and administering the group’s oral history films program

  • The Miller Red Barn Association will honor the Miller Red Barn Association Team - Outstanding building restoration of Miller Red Barn in Gilroy

  • The Santa Clara County Historical Heritage Commission will honor the Umunhum Conservancy - Distinguished service in spearheading the effort to save and restore the Mount Umunhum Radar Tower

  • The New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association will honor Bruce Bartlett - Distinguished service for Almaden Quicksilver County Park Outdoor Museum & Bell Tower design and creation

  • The Los Gatos Historical Society will honor Lori and Brad Forcier - Outstanding building restoration of “My Lady” 1875 Italianate Residence in Los Gatos

  • The Saratoga Historical Foundation will honor the Saratoga Foothill Club -Outstanding building restoration of Julia Morgan designed clubhouse

  • The Mountain View Historical Association will honor Mary Kay “Marina” Marinovich - Distinguished service to save, secure and install the Immigrant House at Mountain View Heritage Park

  • The City of Los Altos will honor Daniil Reouk - Outstanding building restoration of 1915 farmhouse in Los Altos

  • The Japanese American Museum of San Jose will honor Curt Fukuda -Distinguished service for co-authoring San Jose Japantown: A Journey

  • The Santa Clara County Historical Heritage Commission will honor the Los Altos History Museum - Outstanding building restoration of the Spagnoli Tank House in Los Altos

  • The City of Palo Alto Historic Resources Board will honor Palo Alto Stanford Heritage & Carolyn George - Distinguished service for promoting preservation and education through Palo Alto Stanford Heritage PAST Heritage website

  • La Raza Historical Society of Santa Clara Valley will honor Jesús Linares Orosco - Outstanding building restoration of the Chiechi House at History San Jose Park

  • History San José will honor Tony Ornellas - Distinguished service of over 30 years of outstanding volunteer contributions to History Park

  • The California Pioneers of Santa Clara County will honor Joseph P. Melehan - Distinguished service for decades of preservation leadership at San Jose Historical Museum (now History San Jose), Preservation Action Council of San Jose and Pioneers of Santa Clara County

  • The Preservation Action Council of San Jose will honor Kelly Brothers House Movers - Distinguished service for outstanding contributions to the preservation of Santa Clara Valley's architectural heritage

  • The Santa Clara County Preservation Alliance will honor Kitty Monahan - Preservation Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding preservation leadership with the New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association, Santa Clara County Historical Heritage Commission, Peninsula Open Space Trust, Umunhum Conservancy, and countless preservation efforts over the last 50 years

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

GOLD

Kiwanis Club of Mountain View

Milpitas Historical Society

SILVER

Bill Hare Productions

Santa Clara County Horseman’s Association

BRONZE

Carolyn Gip Gagnon

Mountain View Historical Association

New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association

R&H from the Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q:  What is the Santa Clara County Preservation Alliance (SCCPA)?

A:  The SCCPA is a newly formed preservation group consisting of leaders from the Santa Clara County Historic Heritage Commission, the San Jose Historic Landmarks Commission, the Preservation Action Council of San Jose, the California Pioneers of Santa Clara County, and History San Jose.

 

Q:  Why was the SCCPA formed?

A:  In a spirit of collaboration, the SCCPA was formed to bring preservation groups throughout Santa Clara County together to celebrate 2022 National Preservation Month as well as promote and enhance knowledge of the county’s heritage. 

Q:  What is the purpose of the Preservation Awards Night?

A:  The purpose of the Preservation Awards Night is to bring Santa Clara County preservation groups, historical societies, and museums together to meet, share and honor individuals and organizations who have made significant historical and cultural preservation contributions throughout Santa Clara County.

Q:  How will preservation award recipients be selected?

A:  The SCCPA is reaching out to over 30 preservation groups, historical societies and museums throughout the county and asking them to consider nominating a candidate or group who has made a significant preservation contribution.


Q: What can I expect at the Preservation Awards Night?

A: The first half hour of the evening will give guests and preservation enthusiasts an opportunity to meet, share information, exchange ideas, and get to know the ‘Who’s Who’ of Santa Clara County’s historical preservationists. Tables will be available for groups to display and share information. Live music and county historical movie clips will provide a pleasant ambience. The remaining 90 minutes will be a fun, celebratory time, hosted by a professional MC, of award presentations. Music will be provided by the Stargeezers, and videos and slides will feature some amazing historical scenes of Santa Clara Valley’s yesteryears.

 

Q:  Will parking be available?

A:  Yes, free parking is available in History San Jose Park’s parking lot off Phelan Road for the first 100 cars.  There is plenty of additional paid parking less than a half block from History Park at the end of Phelan Road.

Q:  Will food and beverages be available?

A:  Yes, food and beverages will be available for sale.

Q:  How much is admission and how can I purchase tickets?

A:  Admission is $15 for adults (under 18 are free) and tickets can be purchased on this website (click on the ‘Purchase Tickets Here’ button above). Guests will be checked in upon arrival.

 

Q:  Are sponsorship opportunities available?

A: Sponsors will be recognized in our event program, from the podium by our MC, and in press releases and follow up communications. Tickets will be provided per sponsorship level: $100/3 tickets, $250/6 tickets, $500/9 tickets. (Click on the ‘Sponsor the Event’ button above).


Q:  Is there someone I can speak with to learn more or ask questions?

A:  Yes, you can call Tere Johnson at 408-406-3001 or Bill Hare at 408-262-1776.

In summary, the Preservation Awards Night is an opportunity to recognize this year’s National Preservation Month by celebrating local preservation achievements, meeting new preservation minded friends, and raising preservation public awareness in Santa Clara County. We would love to see you on May 21st!