Santa Clara County Preservation Alliance
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 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 2023 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, History San Jose, the Los Gatos Historical Society, the Saratoga Historical Foundation, and Campbell Historical Museum 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 – Friday, May 19th, 7:00 pm (Gates open 6:45 pm)
$20 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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2023 AWARDEES!
The Gilroy Historical Society will honor Connie Rogers with the Distinguished Preservation Service Award for being the inspiration and driving force behind Gilroy’s Architectural Award Program.
The Morgan Hill Historical Society will honor Robin Shepherd and Nils Myers with the Distinguished Preservation Service Award for preserving Morgan Hill history through high-impact documentary and oral history films.
The California Pioneers of Santa Clara County will honor Judge Paul Bernal with the Outstanding Building Restoration Award for outstanding leadership, design, and management of the Roberto Adobe & Suñol House Museum.
The New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association will honor Michael Cox with the Distinguished Preservation Service Award for five decades of preserving and sharing New Almaden mining history.
Campbell Museums will honor Dan Orloff with the Distinguished Preservation Service Award for founding ‘San Jose Rocks’ and preserving the South Bay’s contributions to rock music.
The Milpitas Historical Society will honor the City of Milpitas with the Outstanding Building Restoration Award for outstanding preservation and restoration of the José Maria de Jesus Alviso Adobe.
The San Jose Historic Landmarks Commission will honor the 865 The Alameda, LLC with the Outstanding Building Restoration Award in honor of excellent design and workmanship in re-using the Packard Building to become the offices of Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc.
La Raza Historical Society of Santa Clara Valley will honor Rosanna Alvarez with the Distinguished Preservation Service Award for preserving regional La Raza cultural contributions through writing, publishing, teaching, and performing.
The City of Los Altos will honor the Los Altos Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution with the Distinguished Preservation Service Award for outstanding research and documentation of early settlers in old Los Altos and Mountain View.
The Preservation Action Council of San Jose will honor the Jim & Suzanne Salata & Garden City Construction Team with the Outstanding Building Restoration Award for the outstanding restoration of Faber’s Cyclery at 702 S. 1st St., San Jose.
History San Jose will honor Barbara Johnson with the Distinguished Preservation Service Award for 30 years of outstanding contributions and service at History San Jose.
The California Trolley and Railroad Corporation will honor Marvin Bamburg with the Distinguished Preservation Service Award for tireless support over several decades to preserve historic Santa Clara County railroad assets.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 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 were preservation award recipients selected?
A: The SCCPA reached out to over 40 preservation groups, historical societies and museums throughout the county and asked 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: Beer, wine, and water will be available for sale, with complimentary light desert and snacks.
Q: How much is admission and how can I purchase tickets?
A: Admission is $20 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. Refreshment donors will receive 3 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.
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 19th!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 SPONSORS!
California Pioneers of Santa Clara County
Dr. Gloria Duffy and Rod Diridon, Sr.
History San José
Kiwanis Club of Mountain View
La Raza Historical Society of Santa Clara County
Bill Hare Productions
Friends of the Winemakers of Santa Clara Valley and Santa Cruz Mountains
Milpitas Historical Society
New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association
Preservation Action Council of San Jose
Santa Clara County Horsemen's Association
Campbell Museum Foundation
Morgan Hill Historical Society
Mountain View Historical Association
Saratoga Historical Foundation
Kelly's Brewing Company