On behalf of the Centre County Historical Society (CCHS), our warmest appreciation is extended to everyone who attended the Annual Meeting and Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony at the Centre County / Penn State Visitor Center. Approximately 60 people joined in the ceremony and subsequent reception. Each year since 1988, CCHS has recognized various individuals and groups from the community for their outstanding work in helping preserve and interpret Centre County’s history – totaling more than 157 awards through the years.

The recipients of the 2012 Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation are:

  • Black Moshannon State Park and Friends of Black Moshannon – Philipsburg, Rush Township.
  • Dr. Darwin Braund – State College, College Township.
  • Centre County Farmland Trust – Townships of Curtin, Haines, Harris, Miles, Penn, Potter.
  • Charles “Butch” Mehalick – Boalsburg, College Township.
  • Stan & Darlene Smith (Stone House, 111 Linden Hall Road) – Oak Hall, College Township.
  • Community of Millheim (Millheim Borough, Downtown Beautification Committee, and Millheim Business Community) – Millheim Borough.

This year, two individuals, were recognized for all their contributions to the Centre County Historical Society, through leadership on the development committe, gardening, annual events like the Stocking Stuffer, and other CCHS service-related projects.  For their hundreds of hours of dedication and commitment, the 2012 President’s Award was presented to:

  • Mike Husband & Judy Heberling – The President’s Award.

Special thanks to John Ziegler, Bob Hazelton, Jackie Melander, Mary Sorensen, and Megan Orient for their work on the Preservation Awards committee during the past year, and for putting this year’s program together. Also, thanks to Deb McManus, Cliff Bastuscheck, Pam Calkins, and Jackie and Gene Melander for helping with the event.

Previous Award Recipients (1988-Present)