Leesburg History Awards Nominations Open

The Thomas Balch Library Advisory Commission seeks nominations for the 25th annual Loudoun History Awards. The awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to preserving the county’s past through collection of county documents and memorabilia, preservation of historic landmarks, visual arts, writing and long-term involvement in local history organizations.

Last year’s honorees were John K. “Jack” Barrett and the Black History Committee Heritage Bus Tour team.

Letters of nomination should include a statement elaborating the nominee’s accomplishments. Newspaper articles, program announcements, publications, or other supporting information that provides evidence of the nominee’s accomplishments may be included. Contact information for the nominee and nominator must accompany the nomination and be directed to: Alexandra S. Gressitt, Library Director, Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg, VA 20176.

Deadline for nominations is Monday, Oct. 9.  The awards ceremony will be on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Thomas Balch Library. For more information, contact Gressitt at 703-737-7195 or agressitt@leesburgva.gov.

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