BOISE - For four decades, Preservation Idaho has hosted the Orchids & Onions event, an awards ceremony designed to celebrate individuals and organizations that have made a positive contribution to historic preservation, as well as to bring awareness to those projects that have shown insensitivity to the state’s cultural history.

Orchids are granted to outstanding examples of preservation projects or practices in the following categories:

- Excellence in Historic Preservation

- Contribution to Historic Preservation

- Distinguished Preservationist

- Friend of Preservation

- Cultural Heritage Preservation

- Heritage Stewardship

- Preservation-Sensitive New Construction

- Scott Chandler Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship

Onions are awarded to projects that jeopardize Idaho’s cultural resources.

Nomination form, description of Orchid award criteria, and past recipients can be accessed at:

Nominations are due by April 3.

The event will take place on June 6 at 1 p.m. at a location in Boise to be determined.

The award ceremony will be followed by a reception.

For tickets to the event or for more information, contact: Preservation Idaho at (208) 424-5111.

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