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Morgan County Historical Society recognized

MORGAN – The Morgan County Historical Society (MCHS) is getting some well-deserved recognition this month from a prestigious organization based in Salt Lake City. Preservation Utah, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving historic and culturally significant aspects of the state, is hosting an annual Community Stewardship Awards ceremony, at the Memorial House in Memory Grove, Salt Lake City. Morgan’s own Historical Society, along with Morgan Valley Preservation, Morgan City, Morgan County, and Entelen Design are all slated to receive special attention at the event.

According to their release, Preservation Utah’s Community Stewardship Awards “recognizes projects, organizations, agencies, and individuals who exemplify the highest standards within the preservation movement.” There are several categories within these awards and the recognition for Rehabilitation and Restoration coming to MCHS is certainly well deserved. 

Not long ago, readers will remember that MCHS was able to restore and utilize for their new headquarters, the old train station that served Morgan for decades. The historic building, rather than being torn down and plowed under, is now restored, and serves a purpose once more: the preservation of and education surrounding Morgan and its surrounding communities. 

MCHS is in good company, with other honorees including The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, Emery Town, Kaffe Mercantile, and others around the state doing their best to keep historic Utah alive. So many beautiful and historic buildings across the state have been lost in the name of progress, but organizations like these, including the Morgan County Historical Society, are keeping these beautiful pieces of history alive for generations to come.

The event will be held April 25, at 10 a.m. at the Memorial House in Memory Grove, with the award ceremony taking place at 10:30 a.m. that same day. More information about the event, and about Preservation Utah can be found at λ

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