someone whose name should go down in history for their work to highlight and
preserve Loudoun’s past? Nominated them for the 21st annual Loudoun
History Awards. The Thomas Balch Library Advisory Commission is now accepting
nominations, with a deadline set for Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.
To nominate someone for an award, sent a letter to the committee with information about the nominee’s accomplishments, including newspapers articles, program announcements, published materials or any other information that backs the nominee’s case. Don’t forget to include contact information for the nominee as well as the nominator.
Send nominations to the Thomas Balch Library Director:
S. Gressitt, Library Director
Thomas Balch Library
208 West Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Or submit nominations via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The awards recognize significant contributions to preserving Loudoun’s past via the collection of county documents and memorabilia, preservation of historic landmarks, visual arts, writing and long-term involvement in local history organizations.
A public awards ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Thomas Balch Library.
Last year’s honorees included:
Kenneth Fleming for his contributions to research and preservation of Loudoun County history
Jim Hanna for his contributions to the advocacy, preservation, photographic documentation, and promotion of Loudoun County history
Louis Jett for his contributions to research and preservation of the memory of African Americans in Loudoun County’s history
James P. Lucier Sr. for his contributions to the advocacy, preservation, historical research and writing of Loudoun County history.
For more information about the Loudoun History Awards, and past recipients, please visithttp://www.leesburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=84.