One person and one project from Salem have earned the 2019 Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards that were announced yesterday. Individuals, organizations and projects that have made outstanding contributions to preserving Oregon heritage will receive the awards on April 25th in Medford. In Salem both an individual and a project earned the award.
• Kylie Pine (pictured), for going above and beyond her professional capacity as curator at Willamette Heritage Center to impact the community through teaching, volunteer work, board service, and publications related to local history.
• Salem Depot, an excellent preservation project spearheaded by the Oregon Department of Transportation that overcame challenges, worked across agencies, and merged multiple modes of transportation to rehabilitate an historic building.