Awards Received


2011 David Evans Historic Preservation Award

2011 recipient of the David Evans Historic Preservation Award was the Michigan Historic Preservation Network for the adaptive reuse of the Thelma Joyce Osteen Comfort Station for their new headquarters.

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2010 Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation

On May 5, the Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) along with the City of Kalamazoo was recognized for their highly successful Window Rehabilitation Workshops with a 2010 Governor’s Awards for Historic Preservation Award.

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2010 Michigan Downtown’s Conference Award for Green Project of the Year (Small Scale) with the City of Kalamazoo

2007 National Trust for Historic Preservation Trustees Award for Organizational Excellence and the Historical Society of Michigan Institutional Award

The fall of 2007 has been a particularly rewarding time of year for Michigan’s statewide historic preservation organization, the Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN). First, on Friday, September 28th, during their 133rd annual State History Conference held in Macomb County, Michigan, the Historical Society of Michigan presented the MHPN with its Institutional Award. Then, just one week later, on the evening of October 4, 2007, the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) presented MHPN Executive Director and Board with the Trustees Award for Organizational Excellence. The NTHP award was presented as part of the Honor Awards Ceremony held in St. Paul, Minnesota during the Twin Cities 2007 National Preservation Conference.

The two awards were hard won, requiring 27 years of effort by the group in protecting Michigan’s cultural and architectural heritage. When notified of the awards, MHPN Executive Director Nancy Finegood said, “MHPN is doing an excellent job, now more than ever, of insuring Michigan’s future by helping people throughout the state to protect and enhance the places that matter to them.”