History Cherokee presents the Preservation Awards Banquet

History Cherokee, a local nonprofit dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of Cherokee County history will present its annual Preservation Awards Banquet on August 18th, 2022. The event will be held at the Cherokee County Conference Center at the Bluffs-Etowah Ballroom, starting at 6:30 pm.

History Cherokee recognizes members of the community each year who have shown commitment to historic preservation in various forms. The community gathers over dinner and guests also enjoy a keynote speaker before giving out the Preservation Awards. This year’s keynote speaker is Victoria Lemos of the Archive Atlanta podcast. Lemos’ talk will dive into her podcast and the importance of using nontraditional methods and tools to aid in preservation advocacy.

“History Cherokee aims to serve as a trusted resource for preservation in our community. We may not be able to own and preserve all of Cherokee County’s cherished properties ourselves, but we can advocate and provide consultations for private property owners who own historic properties or other pieces of history. That is why we like to recognize the people in the county who are doing good preservation work with the Preservation Awards Banquet each year,” states History Cherokee Executive Director, Stefanie Joyner.

Tickets for the Preservation Awards Banquet are $30.00. To learn more about the banquet or purchase a ticket, visit historycherokee.org/events.