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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Town receives Preservation Award from Heritage Foundation

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"The 2022 Preservation Award winners were announced recently at the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s fifth annual Preservation Symposium at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, per a release. 

For 46 years, as a part of its nonprofit mission, the Heritage Foundation has recognized preservation projects and individuals who made significant contributions within the field of historic preservation. The Preservation Awards recognize rehabilitation, restoration, preservation and craftsmanship of residential and commercial structures that complement the historic character of Williamson County, says the release. 

Winners for 2022, which were announced at the May 7 Symposium, include the Hard Bargain Neighborhood Association, the town of Thompson’s Station and McLemore House, as well as a residential and commercial recipient for Excellence in Preservation Through Rehabilitation. 

“Each year, we are proud to recognize individuals and organizations who, through their commitment, dedication and hard work, complete projects that complement and contribute to historic preservation in our county,” Rachael Finch, senior director of Preservation and Education, said in the release. . . .

. . . The town of Thompson’s Station’s preserves the natural beauty of the area with the 207-acre Preservation Park. Purchased in 2013 and placed in a conservation easement with the Land Trust for Tennessee and the Civil War Trust, it buffers development from the south and north while linking the regional trail and greenway system in the city. 

The park also preserves a portion of the battlefield for the March 5, 1863, engagement at Thompson’s Station during the Civil War. To tell that story as well as a broader story of the town — the people, places, events and cultural history — Thompson’s Station’s Parks and Recreation board partnered with the Civil War Trails, MTSU Center for Historic Preservation, and the Heritage Foundation to place a series of historic markers along the trail system in Preservation Park. The seven panels provide park patrons with an in-depth and grounded history of the surrounding landscape, people and culture."  - per the Williamson Homepage

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