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Nominate a Woman in Preservation Today!

| February 12th, 2016 | No Comments »

The 2016 Tsongas Awards Dinner will celebrate Women in Preservation!

Looking across the landscape of historic preservation, cultural heritage, history, architecture and myriad efforts to preserve our past and enhance our collective quality of life, the number of women who have headed up these efforts and been the pioneers to preserve and retain our collective history for our future generations is remarkable. It is women who emerged, first as the historians, then the community activists, urban warriors, the professionals and now the innovators who are bringing preservation as a movement into the 21st century.

Nominations are currently being accepted for this year’s Tsongas Awards honoring Women in Preservation! Download the Women in Preservation Nomination Form TODAY!  Nominations are due by 5:00 PM Friday, February 26, 2016. Nominations will undergo a committee review and the selected honorees will be notified in early March of their award. Please contact Erin Kelly ( with any questions regarding the nomination form or 2016 Tsongas Awards.

2016 Women in Preservation Nomination Form

For more information on the event visit our Awards Dinner Page.

2013 Tsongas Awards Video and Photographs Now Online

| May 7th, 2013 | No Comments »

The video presentation for the 2013 Paul E. Tsongas Awards ‘Producing Preservation, Act I: Behind the Scenes” is now up online! View it below or on our YouTube Channel!

Also, view photographs from the event at the Fairmont Copley, below or on our Flickr site!


| April 25th, 2012 | No Comments »

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Wednesday, May 2nd for PM’s Annual Awards Dinner!

We are looking for volunteers to assist us with registration for our event at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. The dinner is delicious and FREE to volunteers! Join us!

please email Courtney at

Preservation Massachusetts requires the assistance of a number of volunteers for the 2012 Preservation Awards Dinner.

The event will take place on Wednesday May 2, 2012 at The Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 Saint James Avenue, Boston. The event begins for guests at 6:00, however volunteers will need to arrive at 4:00.

This event is our largest fundraiser of the year and is continually considered the premier preservation event of the year. Our annual attendance of approximately 400 draws widely from the preservation, architecture, construction, development and business communities.

Volunteers’ responsibilities will be to assist in set up, registration and other coordination as necessary throughout the evening.

Requirements: strong communication and organizational skills, ability to multi-task, possess a professional attitude and be personable and welcoming to guests.

This event is always a fantastic professional evening for both guests and volunteers. Please email Courtney Whelan at if you are interested.

Thank you, Preservation Massachusetts

You’re Invited! The 2011 Awards Dinner Invitation

| April 4th, 2011 | No Comments »

Check your mailboxes soon! Preservation Massachusetts has finalized the invitation to our 2011 Awards Dinner on May 4th at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston. Click here to view the PDF invitation.

Tickets and tables are already selling fast so reserve yours today! Be sure to check our website regularly for ongoing event updates. Call 617-723-3383 with any questions or concerns.

Announcing the 2011 Tsongas Award Recipients!

| March 23rd, 2011 | No Comments »

Preservation Massachusetts is pleased to announce the 2011 Paul E. Tsongas Award recipients who will be honored at our Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday May 4 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston!

This year’s honorees are Massachusetts colleges, universities and preparatory schools that have embraced and incorporated preservation into their educational identity. Whether through master planning, stewardship or sustainable restorations, the projects at these institutions demonstrate the versatility, viability and importance of historic preservation within higher education.

Be sure to reserve your tickets and tables today and mark your calendars for May 4!

The 2011 Paul E. Tsongas Award Recipients

  • Amherst College for Stewardship
  • The Berkshire School for Rehabilitation
  • Boston College for St. Clements Hall
  • Brimmer & May for the Corkin Visual Arts Center
  • College of the Holy Cross for Campus Commitment
  • Emerson College for the Paramount Center
  • Emmanuel College for Campus Commitment
  • Harvard University for Appleton Chapel
  • Harvard University Law School for North Hall Site Rehabilitations
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for Community Commitment
  • Middlesex Community College for the Federal Building
  • New England Conservatory for Campus Rehabilitations
  • Philips Academy for Paresky Commons
  • Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study for the Sunken Garden
  • Springfield College for the Judd/Sitzer YMCA Center
  • Suffolk University for the Modern Theater
  • Tufts University for West Hall
  • University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and Bristol Community College for the Star Store Building
  • Wellesley College for Alumnae Hall
  • Wellesley College for Campus Commitment and Rehabilitations
  • Worcester Academy for Kinglsley Hall

New Award: Profiles in Preservation

| September 15th, 2009 | No Comments »

2010 marks Preservation Massachusetts’ 25th Anniversary as the statewide non-profit promoting the preservation of our Commonwealth. In celebrating this milestone event, we wish to acknowledge those individuals who have made a difference in the landscape of historic preservation in Massachusetts . PM wanted to find a way to share the stories, successes (and losses) that made the Massachusetts preservation community what it is today.

Profiles in Preservation is a way to recognize the amazing achievements of so many individuals. From the founders of some of our state’s strongest non-profits and local preservation advocates to pro-active legislators and developers adaptively re-using historic structures, their instrumental contributions have made Massachusetts’ preservation what it is today.

As PM envisions it, Profiles in Preservation will be a chronology of the preservation, told through the people who founded the non-profits, saved the homes, championed legislation, rehabbed the mills. From the often unsung local advocates to the innovative developers to legislators, each story and effort has advanced preservation from an idea to a broader ethic, bridging economics and sustainable building. Those individuals included in Profiles in Preservation will be honored at Preservation Massachusetts ’ 25th Anniversary Dinner on May 5, 2010 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston .

The Profiles will be selected through a nomination process. Nomination forms are available in PDF form below or call 617-723-3383 for a hard copy or with questions. Deadline for submission is October 2, 2009 .

Download the Nomination Form here.