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2020 Hart Award Winner to Be Announced

The winner of the 2020 Katherine Drake Hart Award for historic preservation will be announced at the AHCA Annual Meeting May 16.

The award committee, chaired by Charles Peveto, received seven nominations for the 2020 award, which recognizes a person who is deemed to have made significant contributions to the preservation of the rich and diverse history of Austin and Travis County. The 2019 winner was Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, founder and director of Voces Oral History Center at the University of Texas.

A panel of five judges reviewed the 2020 nominations and selected the winner earlier this month.

The award is named for Katherine Drake Hart, the first curator of the Austin-Travis County Collection, which evolved into the Austin History Center. Hart served as curator from 1954 to 1975.


Architect, sculptor, and co-founder of the AHCA, Bob Coffee (right), and chair of the Katherine Drake Hart Award, Charles Peveto, hold "Pop the Whip," Coffee's sculpture, which is presented each year to the winner of the Katherine Drake Hart Award.


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