BATON ROUGE - The Foundation for Historical Louisiana will honor seven outstanding preservationists at its 2014 Preservation Awards banquet on Thursday, July 17 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Capitol Center in Baton Rouge. 

The event is hosted by the Chair and Board of Directors of the 50-year-old FHL.

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.

Several outstanding Louisiana landmark restorations will be feted as well. 

Additionally, special recognitions will be made to honor individuals who have contributed to the foundation's work through remarkable volunteer efforts.

An FHL Volunteer of the Year is also presented and as part of the evening’s ceremonies Preservation Award recipients from past years are acknowledged.  

The public is invited to the ticketed event. A cocktail cash bar opens at 6 p.m.

A four course dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Seating is limited. For further information and reservations call the foundation at 225-387-2464 or email info@fhl.org.                 

The Foundation for Historical Louisiana is a member-based, nonprofit organization committed to protecting the state’s cultural and architectural heritage through education and advocacy.

For more than 50 years, FHL and its dedicated supporters have worked to preserve historic landmarks, including their own headquarters, The Old Governor’s Mansion, Magnolia Mound, Heidelberg Hotel, Baton Rouge High School, East Feliciana Courthouse and countless homes and architectural treasures throughout Louisiana.

Today, FHL’s efforts include educational programming, historic documentation and tax credit consulting as well as preservation advocacy as a tool for community economic development. 

FHL is a local partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For more information, visit www.fhl.org.