Charlotte – Call for Blast for the Past Award Nominations

Friday September 5
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Charlotte, N.C. – Historic Charlotte will host its 14th annual Blast for the Past Preservation Awards on October 15, 2014, at the Charlotte Museum of History.

Blast for the Past is Historic Charlotte’s biggest event of the year, celebrating restoration and renovation projects in the greater Charlotte region that exemplify the best of preservation practices.

This year’s awards will fall into two categories: Residential Preservation and Public/Commercial Preservation.

For more information about the nomination process, to nominate a project, or for information about attending, sponsoring, or publicizing Blast for the Past, please email us at historiccharlotte@gmail.com or visit our website at www.historiccharlotte.org

Nominated projects must have been completed within the last three years and must exemplify aspects of effective preservation, historic renovation, adaptive reuse, and/or neighborhood planning within a historic context. Candidate projects must be located within the greater Charlotte region (Mecklenburg County). The nomination and application process must be completed by September 5, 2014.

Winners will receive distinctive Blast for the Past awards and will be included in Historic Charlotte’s Blast for the Past press materials and on the Historic Charlotte website.

Supporters of preservation and history in Charlotte are invited to attend Blast for the Past by purchasing individual tickets or an entire table. Tickets will be available for purchase on Historic Charlotte’s website in September. Historic Charlotte welcomes sponsorships by corporations or individuals and will highlight these gifts in future press releases and promotional materials.
Proceeds from Blast for the Past support Historic Charlotte’s ongoing preservation education and advocacy efforts.

Historic Charlotte’s mission is to promote historic preservation in the greater Charlotte region. The organization does this by supporting and coordinating activities of history and heritage groups throughout the region and by encouraging individuals to learn about and protect the stories and places of their past. Understanding and preserving tangible evidence of our diverse
histories allows us to see the present and plan the future with more clarity, turning the places we live into the places that we love.