PAS: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts & Landscapes is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2008 Awards that were presented at its 40th annual conference in Baton Rouge, LA, on October 16 - 18, 2008.

Henry H. Douglas Distinguished Service Award: Honors an individual who has made significant contributions in furthering the goals of the Pioneer America Society

Marshall S. McLennan, Professor Emeritus, Eastern Michigan University

Fred B. Kniffen Book Award:Recognizes a best-authored book in the field of North American material culture

Ann Smart Martin, University of Wisconsin, Buying into the World of Goods: Early Consumers in Back Country, Virginia

David Robertson, State University of New York at Geneseo, Hard as the Rock Itself: Place and Identity in the American Mining Town

Allen G. Noble Book Award: Recognizes a best-edited book in the field of North American material culture

No award was given in 2008

Warren E. Roberts Graduate Student Paper Award: Recognizes excellence in original graduate student fieldwork, documentary research, and writing in the area of traditional North American material culture

No award was given in 2008

Hubert G. H. Wilhelm Student Research Award: Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student to recognize excellence in student fieldwork, research, and writing in the material culture of the Americas

Amy Potter, Louisiana State University, There’s No Place Like Home: rebuilding Community in the Lower Ninth Ward

PAS:APAL Historic Preservation Awards: Recognize the preservation, interpretation, instruction, celebration, or exhibition of North American material culture

Historic Preservation Award

Southern Forest Heritage Museum, Long Leaf, Louisiana, a historic sawmill complex devoted to examining and interpretating the heritage of the Gulf Coast region’s forest industry

Historic Preservation Certificate of Merit

Recreation and Park Commission, Parish of Eastern Baton Rouge (BREC) and the Magnolia Mound Plantation Museum for their efforts to preserve, restore, and interpret the circa 1791 Magnolia Mound Plantation of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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