Leesburg, Va. (October 22, 2014) – Two individuals will receive 2014 Loudoun History Awards at the twenty-second annual awards ceremony sponsored by Thomas Balch Library Advisory Commission.
The event will take place Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Thomas Balch Library, 208 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA.
This year’s first honoree is Vernon Peterson for his outstanding work to research, preservation, and documentation of the memory of African Americans in Loudoun County’s history. The second honoree is Stephen C. Price for his many contributions to the conservation of land, historic preservation, and the history of Loudoun County
These individuals have made significant contributions to preserving Loudoun’s past through collection of county documents and memorabilia, preservation of historic landmarks, visual arts, writing, and long-time commitment to local history organizations.
In addition to the annual awards, the Thomas Balch Library Advisory Commission will present two certificates of special recognition. The Honorable Charles A. Waddell will recognized for his efforts as a legislator to preserving and enhancing historical resources in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Loudoun County. Former Town Manager John A. Wells will be recognized for his many years of personal support of history and preservation throughout Loudoun County, Leesburg, and, in particular, the Thomas Balch Library.
The public is invited to attend the awards ceremony. For more information, call Library Director Alexandra S. Gressitt at 703-737-7195.