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Special Recognition Programs

Know someone who rehabilitated an important historic building in your community? Protects an important archeological site located on their property? Worked with a dedicated group of volunteers to save an endangered historic landmark? Developed a walking tour for a historic district? These and many more projects and activities contribute to the preservation of Oklahoma's heritage. Help the SHPO recognize the many preservation success stories across the state by nominating worthy individuals, agencies, firms, or organizations from your community. The SHPO's awards program includes the Shirk Memorial Award for Historic Preservation and the SHPO's Citation of Merit. If you have any questions, please contact Lynda Ozan at lozan@okhistory.org.

Criteria and Required Forms

Below you will find the criteria, nomination forms, and photography consent form. Please fill out the appropriate nomination form and the photography consent form and save them. You may either print and mail the hard copies or submit them through email by using the address below.

SHPO's Citation of Merit Process and Criteria (PDF)
SHPO's Citation of Merit Nomination Form and Photography Consent (PDF)

Shirk Memorial Award for Historic Preservation Process and Criteria (PDF)
Shirk Memorial Award for Historic Preservation Nomination Form and Photography Consent (PDF)

You may email the completed forms and supporting documentation to lozan@okhistory.org or send hard copies of the nomination form and supporting documentation, as well as the photography consent form, to:

Ms. Lynda Ozan
State Historic Preservation Office
Oklahoma Historical Society
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105


Award Recipients

List of All SHPO Award Recipients (PDF)

Recipients by Year: