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Make a Nomination for the 2012 Historic Lewes Preservation Awards by February 7

The Lewes Historical Society seeks to honor those who have played roles in restoring and preserving Lewes’ historic character and fabric. These awards pay tribute to those who have acted as stewards of properties in town, those who have written or preserved its memory or those who have contributed significantly to the preservation movement in town are eligible to be nominated.


Properties or work located within Lewes or its surrounding countryside and completed since 2009 will be considered for these awards.


NOMINATE A PROPERTY! See or call 302-645-7670 for an application.

Candidates may be nominated for one of four categories:


The Restoration/Rehabilitation Award will recognize superlative work in the restoration, rehabilitation, or reuse of an historic property.


The New Construction Award will recognize sensitive design and careful construction of a new structure, whether it's an infill project or an addition to an existing building.


The Community Award will recognize an individual or organization for extraordinary service to Lewes or surrounding areas in the field of historic preservation and activities.


The Stewardship Award will recognize exemplary maintenance of an historic property or impeccable workmanship on an historic property by a contractor.


Each nomination must include a brief description of work and color photographs of the property.


Deadline for submission is February 7 (extended!). Call 302-645-7670 for more information on nominating a property or see


The Overfalls was a 2011 Preservation Award Winner!