Large number of presenters were from the St. Augustine/St. Johns County community
When the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation held its annual conference in Jacksonville last week, a number of projects in the St. Augustine area received awards and the program of speakers and workshop participants included a number of people from the St. Augustine area.
Projects garnering well-earned recognitions were:
- The City of St. Augustine received an Outstanding Achievement Award in the Archaeology Category for the Archaeological Investigation of the Nuestra Senora de los Remedios site at 1 King St.;
- Flagler College received an Honorable Mention Award in the Adaptive Reuse Category for restoration work of the Anderson Cottage;
- The Woman’s Exchange of St. Augustine received a Meritorious Award in the Organizational Achievement Category in recognition of its 125 years of service to the community through stewardship of the Pena-Peck House and educational scholarships; and
- The West Augustine Oral History Project received a Meritorious Award in the Preservation Education and Media Category.
Participating in the extensive schedule of seminars, workshops and tours were several presenters from the St. Augustine/St. Johns County Community, including:
- Dr. Kathleen Deagan, Distinguished Research Curator emeritus at the Florida Museum of Natural History;
- Carl D. Halbirt, City of St. Augustine Archaeologist (1990-2017);
- Thomas J. Jackson, St. Johns County Recreational Supervisor, African American historian and living history performer, and chair of the City of St. Augustine Confederate Monument Contextualization Committee;
- Sarah E. Miller, Director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network for Northeast and Central Regions;
- Robin Moore, archaeologist, St. Johns County Historic Resources Manager (2004-2016);
- Regina Gayle Phillips, Executive Director Lincolnville Museum, and member City of St. Augustine Confederate Monument Contextualization Committee; and
- John P. Regan, P.E., St Augustine City Manager.
For more information about the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, visit www.floridatrust.org.