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Upcoming Events:

  • December 1: You're invited to the Blue Grass Trust's Annual Holiday Party* on Thursday, December 1 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan House, 210 North Broadway.  We will be making merry with music, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, cocktail attire, food by Catering by Donna.  *Reservations required. Members: $50 per person; Non-member, includes a one-year BGT membership, $100 p/p.  Guests 35 and Under: $35 p/p.  RSVP by phone @ (859)253-0362, by mail, or via this secure link by Nov 30. Free parking at both Dr. Thomas Hunt House and the Hunt-Morgan House lots.
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  • Dec 7: BGT deTours will visit the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 533 E. Main St., Lexington, on Wednesday, December 7. We will gather at 5:30 pm and begin the deTour at 5:45 pm. Our social AfterHour site: TBA. BGT deTours, held the first Wednesday each month* are free and open to the public. Visit BGT deTours on Facebook for more details. (*Exceptions, holidays, inclement weather.)
  • Dates for Gallery Hops @ Hunt-Morgan House, presented in cooperation with LexArts:  2016: November 18; and in 2017: January 20, March 17, May 19, July 21, September 15, November 17,  The Hunt-Morgan House, located at 201 N. Mill Street, is open for Gallery Hop from 5 to 8 pm, and features a new exhibit at each Hop. Free and open to the public
  • Blue Grass Trust's 2017 Antiques & Garden Show at the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena will be March 3, 4, 5, with the Gala Preview Party* on March 2 . We are delighted to have Drs. Jim and Bonnie Tanner as our Honorary Co-chairs for 2017. Our Keynote Speaker is Designer Amanda Nisbet, she will be featured at a luncheon lecture* on Friday, March 3.  More details to come! (*Reservations needed.)
  • For information on the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation or any of our events, email us at info@bluegrasstrust.org or call us at (859) 253-0362.

National Preservation Month

Preservation Month offers the Trust an opportunity to educate the public about historic preservation in the community. Each May, the BGT celebrates National Preservation Month by planning a variety of public events, including lectures, tours and exhibits.

The BGT Annual Preservation Awards

The BGT Annual Preservation Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations to the Blue Grass Trust or to the preservation movement in Kentucky.

2015 Award Winners:

  • Preservation Craftsman Award (2): Given to a building industry craftsman who has exhibited a strong commitment to quality craftsmanship for historic buildings. Awarded to Patrick Kennedy
  • Public Service to Preservation Award (2): Given to a government agency or official for service to the preservation movement or to a specific project. Awarded to Chris Ford
  • Clay Lancaster Heritage Education Award: Given to an individual or group for service in researching and disseminating information about the Central Kentucky region. Awarded to Larry Isenhour; Gigi Lacer and Libby Howard
  • Community Preservation Award: Given to a non-governmental organization or individual for service to the preservation movement or to a specific project. Awarded to St. Peter Claver; Chad Needham
  • Barbara Hulette Award: For efforts in the preservation of Cental Kentucky's history, heritage, built environment, landscape, archaelogical resources, sense of community or significant endeavors. Awarded to Fielding and Nancy Turner
  • Lucy Shropshire Crump Award: Given to an individual who has provided exemplary service to the Blue Grass Trust throughout the year. Awarded to Docents of the Hunt-Morgan House
  • Lucy Graves Advocacy Award: Given to an individual or group that has exhibited advocacy leadership in supporting the historic preservation movement in Central Kentucky. Awarded to Charles "Chuck" Pittenger; Hayward Wilkirson
  • Betty Hoopes Award: Given to a volunteer from the Antiques and Garden Show Committee. Awarded to Faith Harders; Kathy Chopra
  • Clyde Reynolds Carpenter Adaptive Re-use Award: Given to an individual or group for outstanding efforts towards the rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of a building or buildings within Central Kentucky. Awarded to National Provisions; Chase Tap Room; Seed Building at Brookview Farm
  • Landscape Preservation Awards: Given to an individual or group for the preservation, design, stewardship, restoration or enhancement of an historic cultural landscape in the Bluegrass. Awarded to Skuller's Clock; Legacy Center & Trail
  • John Wesley Hunt Award: Given to an individual for lifetime service to the preservation movement in Central Kentucky. Awarded to Wendell Berry

2014 Award Winners:

  • Preservation Craftsman Award (2): Given to a building industry craftsman who has exhibited a strong commitment to quality craftsmanship for historic buildings. Awarded to Nathaniel Hensley, Hensley Custom Studio
  • Public Service to Preservation Award (2): Given to a government agency or official for service to the preservation movement or to a specific project. Awarded to David Buchta
  • Clay Lancaster Heritage Education Award: Given to an individual or group for service in researching and disseminating information about the Central Kentucky region. Awarded to Sarah House Tate; Dr. Robert Kelly; Lexington Herald-Leader
  • Community Preservation Award: Given to a non-governmental organization or individual for service to the preservation movement or to a specific project. Awarded to Providence Montessori; Friends of the Kentucky Theatre; Cindy and Mark Ford, Colby Tavern
  • Barbara Hulette Award: For efforts in the preservation of Cental Kentucky's history, heritage, built environment, landscape, archaelogical resources, sense of community or significant endeavors. Awarded to Angela and Jess Correll
  • Lucy Shropshire Crump Award: Given to an individual who has provided exemplary service to the Blue Grass Trust throughout the year. Awarded to Town and Country Garden Club
  • Lucy Graves Advocacy Award: Given to an individual or group that has exhibited advocacy leadership in supporting the historic preservation movement in Central Kentucky. Awarded to Barb and Don Wathen; Less Miller and Aumaine Mott
  • Betty Hoopes Award: Given to a volunteer from the Antiques and Garden Show Committee. Awarded to Dr. Elvis and Mrs. Geneva Donaldson
  • Clyde Reynolds Carpenter Adaptive Re-use Award: Given to an individual or group for outstanding efforts towards the rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of a building or buildings within Central Kentucky. Awarded to Belle's Cocktail House, BC Wood Properties; County Club
  • Landscape Preservation Awards: Given to an individual or group for the preservation, design, stewardship, restoration or enhancement of an historic cultural landscape in the Bluegrass. Awarded to Marcia Farris; Dr. James Krupa
  • John Wesley Hunt Award: Given to an individual for lifetime service to the preservation movement in Central Kentucky. Awarded to Dr. James and Mrs. Martha Birchfield

2013 Award Winners:

  • Preservation Craftsman Award (2): Given to a building industry craftsman who has exhibited a strong commitment to quality craftsmanship for historic buildings. Awarded to George Neel; Prajna Design
  • Public Service to Preservation Award (2): Given to a government agency or official for service to the preservation movement or to a specific project. Awarded to Dr. Derek Paulson, LFUCG Commissioner of Planning; Janet Graham, LFUCG Commissioner of Law
  • Clay Lancaster Heritage Education Award: Given to an individual or group for service in researching and disseminating information about the Central Kentucky region. Awarded to Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852, co-edited by James Klotter and Daniel Rowland
  • Community Preservation Award: Given to a non-governmental organization or individual for service to the preservation movement or to a specific project. Awarded to North Limestone Neighborhood Association
  • Barbara Hulette Award: For efforts in the preservation of Cental Kentucky's history, heritage, built environment, landscape, archaelogical resources, sense of community or significant endeavors. Awarded to Ashland Park Neighborhood Association
  • Lucy Shropshire Crump Award: Given to an individual who has provided exemplary service to the Blue Grass Trust throughout the year. Awarded to Estill Curtis Pennington
  • Lucy Graves Advocacy Award: Given to an individual or group that has exhibited advocacy leadership in supporting the historic preservation movement in Central Kentucky. Awarded to Peter Brackney for Kaintuckeean blog
  • Betty Hoopes Award: Given to a volunteer from the Antiques and Garden Show Committee. Awarded to Brenda Pettit
  • Clyde Reynolds Carpenter Adaptive Re-use Award: Given to an individual or group for outstanding efforts towards the rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of a building or buildings within Central Kentucky. Awarded to The Bread Box
  • Landscape Preservation Awards (3 - new in 2013): Given to an individual or group for the preservation, design, stewardship, restoration or enhancement of an historic cultural landscape in the Bluegrass. Awarded to Vaucluse (Clay Hancock); Botherum (Jon Carloftis and Dale Fisher); The Garden of Dorothy Crutcher Cordray (Joseph Hillenmeyer Garden Design)
  • John Wesley Hunt Award: Given to an individual for lifetime service to the preservation movement in Central Kentucky. Awarded to H. Foster Pettit

2012 Award Winners:

  • Preservation Craftsman Award: Given to a building industry craftsman who has exhibited a strong commitment to quality craftsmanship for historic buildings. Awarded to Laryn Karsnitz; Many Moons Designs
  • Clay Lancaster Heritage Education Award: Given to an individual or group for service in researching and disseminating information about the Central Kentucky region. Awarded to Douglas Boyd, Ph.D., for Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community.
  • Community Preservation Award: Given to a non-governmental organization or individual for service to the preservation movement or to a specific project. Awarded to Lindy Casebier, Deputy Secretary of Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet and Acting State Historic Preservation Officer; Fayette County Public Schools
  • Barbara Hulette Award: For efforts in the preservation of Cental Kentucky's history, heritage, built environment, landscape, archaelogical resources, sense of community or significant endeavors. Awarded to Dave Shuffett
  • Lucy Shropshire Crump Award: Given to an individual who has provided exemplary service to the Blue Grass Trust throughout the year. Awarded to BGT deTours Steering Committee
  • Lucy Graves Advocacy Award: Given to an individual or group that has exhibited advocacy leadership in supporting the historic preservation movement in Central Kentucky. Awarded to Judge Neal Cassity; Magistrate George W. Dean
  • Betty Hoopes Award: Given to a volunteer from the Antiques and Garden Show Committee. Awarded to Chris Ertel
  • Clyde Reynolds Carpenter Adaptive Re-use Award: Given to an individual or group for outstanding efforts towards the rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of a building or buildings within Central Kentucky. Awarded to Parlay Social (Bob Estes & Joy Breeding); TRUST Lounge (Andy Shea & Kerry Glass); Russell School Community Center
  • John Wesley Hunt Award: Given to an individual for lifetime service to the preservation movement in Central Kentucky. Awarded to Barbara Hulette

2011 Award Winners:

  • Preservation Craftsman Award: Given to a building industry craftsman who has exhibited a strong commitment to quality craftsmanship for historic buildings. Awarded to Annis and Dreyer Construction; Bill Faulconer
  • Clay Lancaster Heritage Education Award: Given to an individual or group for service in researching and disseminating information about the Central Kentucky region. Awarded to Tom Eblen; Sally Van Winkle Campbell
  • Community Preservation Award: Given to a non-governmental organization or individual for service to the preservation movement or to a specific project. Awarded to UK College of Design Historic Preservation Graduate Organization
  • Barbara Hulette Award: For efforts in the preservation of Cental Kentucky's history, heritage, built environment, landscape, archaelogical resources, sense of community or significant endeavors. Awarded to Pete Laughlin
  • Lucy Shropshire Crump Award: Given to an individual who has provided exemplary service to the Blue Grass Trust throughout the year. Awarded to Maddie Lyerly
  • Lucy Grave Advocacy Award: Given to an individual or group that has exhibited advocacy leadership in supporting the historic preservation movement in Central Kentucky. Awarded to John Jay Buchtel
  • Betty Hoopes Award: Given to a volunteer from the Antiques and Garden Show Committee. Awarded to Amelia Martin Adams; Kirstin Keiser
  • Clyde Reynolds Carpenter Adaptive Re-use Award: Given to an individual or group for outstanding efforts towards the rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of a building or buildings within Central Kentucky. Awarded to Dudley's on Short (Debbie Long); Table Three Ten and Wine+Market (Andrea Sims and Krim Boughalem); Shorty's The Urban Market (Darren Teodoro)
  • John Wesley Hunt Award: Given to an individual for lifetime service to the preservation movement in Central Kentucky. Awarded to Jim McKeighen


 

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