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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.