Foundation for Historical Louisiana hosting annual awards banquet

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Foundation for Historical Louisiana (FHL) will honor seven outstanding preservationists at its Preservation Awards banquet on Thursday, July 17, at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Capitol Center in Baton Rouge.

Each year, FHL recognizes those individuals, philanthropists, developers, non-profits, and entities from across the state who exemplify its mission of preserving the cultural and architectural heritage of Louisiana. The prestigious awards, which date back to 1976, have honored authors, scholars, architects, artists, local governments, organizations, and historians.

"The awards are presented to dedicated individuals and organizations whose life ethic, volunteer and professional work has aided in making the past known and useful to the present," says FHL Chair Doug Cochran.

The public is invited to attend. For more information, call the Foundation at (225) 387-2464 or send an email to

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