Friday, November 13, 2015

David Colglazier of Londonderry, New Hampshire Wins Historic Preservation Award


NEMA Executive Director Dan Yaegar (left) presents David Lee Colglazier of Londonderry, NH, with the 2015 NEMA Excellence Award during a ceremony on November 6, 2015

David Lee Colglazier of Londonderry, NH, has won the 2015 NEMA Excellence Award for museum practice.   David’s varied work in the field of historic preservation makes him very deserving of this prestigious award.

David Lee Colglazier, former conservator at Old Sturbridge Village and museum consultant, won an Excellence Award for his dedication and involvement in the New England museum community. In his more than forty years’ in the field Colglazier has held numerous positions including a reviewer of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Conservation Support grants, Co‐Chair of the NEMA Conservators’ Professional Affinity Group, Londonderry Historical Society trustee, and an advocate for historic preservation. As part of the Londonderry Heritage Commission, Colglazier recently sponsored a bill in the New Hampshire legislature that would provide a tax credit to homeowners who restore or preserve historic houses.

╩║This award is a testament to David’s passion, commitment, and vision in his work for and with New England’s museums. His work makes us better as a community of museum professionals and as a field,” said NEMA Executive Director Dan Yaeger in announcing the honor. “We are proud to acknowledge the accomplishments as an outstanding example of leadership and service to our museum colleagues, visitors, and partners.”

The NEMA Excellence Award competition recognizes individual members for excellence in museum practice, whether they’re behind‐the‐scenes or on the front lines, the unsung heroes or the superstars. Nominated by their peers, nominees represent a range of a worthy practices, acts of outreach, kind deeds, and sustained commitments to going above and beyond, regardless of job description. Winners were recognized at the 97th Annual NEMA Conference in Portland, Maine, November 6, 2015.

NEMA inspires and connects people engaged with the museum field, i provides tools for innovative leadership, and empowers museums to sustain themselves as essential to their communities. For nearly 100 years, the New England Museum Association has been the only organization in New England serving museums of all sizes and the dedicated people who work for and with them.

To learn more about the New England Museum Association, go to www.nemanet.org.

 NEMA Executive Director Dan Yaegar (left) presents David Lee Colglazier of Londonderry, NH, with the 2015 NEMA Excellence Award during a ceremony on November 6, 2015

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