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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (July 201 2017 ) - The Mount Pleasant Historical Commission honored Mary Julia C. Royall as the inaugural recipient of the Cresco Historical Stewardship Award last year. This award is to be presented annually to an individual, group, or organization having accomplished exemplary work in studying, preserving, restoring, or promoting the history of Mount Pleasant.
Eligible projects include the preservation or historically accurate restoration of a Mount Pleasant house, building, or historic site; the publication of books, articles, or papers focusing on Mount Pleasant’s physical or cultural heritage; and the execution of activities promoting the stewardship of Mount Pleasant’s physical or cultural heritage such as festivals, walking tours, historical reenactments, performances, historical arts and crafts, or archaeological invitations that meet professional standards.
Now for the second year, the commission selects award recipients based on the quality of the nominated project, the degree to which the project is unique or pioneering and serves as an example to encourage the stewardship of Mount Pleasant’s physical and cultural heritage, and the impact of the project on the understanding and appreciation of Mount Pleasant’s physical and cultural heritage.
The award — which consists of a Cresco Medal, official Town of Mount Pleasant proclamation, and $1,000 honorarium — will be presented by the commission to the honoree at the Dec. 12, 2017 town council meeting, the 180th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Mount Pleasant.
Nominations must be completed, signed, and submitted to the commission using the official nomination form in hard copy by Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Individual, group and self-nominations will be accepted. The official nomination form is available on the Historical Commission’s section of the Town of Mount Pleasant’s website: http://www.tompsc.com/DocumentCenter/View/21648 or at the town’s planning office in the new Town Hall Building at 100 Ann Edwards Blvd.