The Foundation for Historical Louisiana (FHL) will host its 2013 Preservation Awards at an annual banquet on Thursday, July 31, at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Capitol Center in Baton Rouge. The public is most cordially invited to attend and celebrate the awardees.
Each year the Foundation recognizes individuals and groups from across the state who exemplify FHL’s mission of preserving the cultural and architectural heritage of Louisiana. The prestigious awards, which date back to 1976, have honored preservationists, authors, scholars, architects, museums, artists and historians. Additionally, FHL announces its Volunteer of the Year winner at the awards banquet.
This year the Foundation for Historical Louisiana will be honoring:
Darryl Gissel, for his extensive advocacy and dedication to preserving Louisiana's architectural legacy;
Dr. Samuel Hyde, educator, scholar and author of Louisiana history;
Lance Bennett and Ben Babin, for their adaptive restorations of five Spanish Town bungalows;
Ms. Rita Lynn Erwin Jackson, for her cultural and educational preservation efforts in Iberville Parish and specifically the Iberville museum;
The Baton Rouge High Foundation, for their advocacy and perseverance protecting historic Baton Rouge High; and
Charlie Calandro, Volunteer of the Year Award.
Guests will have a choice between three entrees: Beef Tournedos, Bronzed Gulf Fish or a vegetarian entree upon request.
Tickets are $75 for foundation members, $85 for foundation guests, $250 for Preservation Patron couples and $750 for reserved tables of ten.
A cocktail cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:15p.m. Seating is limited.
For further information and reservations, call the Foundation at 225.387-2464. Please RSVP by Thursday July 25th.