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Accomplishments & Recognition

To learn more about AARCH’s activities and accomplishments, read the Year In ReviewThis annual document details the action and involvement on preservation projects, education, and stewardship activities across the Adirondack region.

AARCH has been recognized for its outstanding preservation work throughout the Adirondack region with these awards:

2019 – Adirondack Park Institute’s Community Service Award to Executive Director Steven Engelhart for the extensive volunteership, education, and advocacy toward historic preservation throughout the Adirondack region.

2015 – New York State Historic Preservation Award  for long-term collaborative efforts to restore and interpret Camp Santanoni, shared with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Town of Newcomb.

2015National Trust for Historic Preservation Trustees’ Award for Organizational Excellence awarded annually to one nonprofit organization in the US that has “demonstrated sustained and superlative achievement in historic preservation.” AARCH received the award at the Partners Luncheon in Washington, DC on November 5.

2011 – New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Earth Day Volunteer Partnership Recognition Award for our collaborative work with the NYSDEC and Town of Newcomb to restore, interpret, and manage Camp Santanoni.

2007 – New York State Historic Preservation Award for outstanding commitment to recognizing and preserving the Adirondack region’s history and culture.

2006 – The Garden Club of America Zone III Historic Preservation Certificate of Acknowledgement

2002 – Preservation League of New York State for sustained achievement in preservation.

1999 – Adirondack Council Park Heritage Award