Awards

Historic Preservation Awards

The Museum annually honors those who preserve the historic structures of Healdsburg.  The awards applicable to residential or commercial structures are: Historic Preservation; Historic Restoration and Lifetime Maintenance; and Adaptive Re-use. The selection committee is comprised of the Museum’s Executive Director/Curator, historic restoration specialists, a contractor, and former award recipients.  The winners are announced at the Annual Meeting of members in January.

2017 Historic Preservation Award Winners

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Residential Lifetime Maintenance Award

  • Peter & Marian Foppiano
  • 210 Center Street
  • The Jacob Pimm house, built in 1880, and belonging to the Foppianos since 1942
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Commercial Historic Preservation

  • Eric & Mary Drew 
  • 709 Healdsburg Avenue
  • The Hilgerloh House, built in 1893-94, now home to Sotheby’s International Realty office, and owned by the Drews since 1975

The Pioneer Awards

The Healdsburg Museum started the Pioneer Award in 1998 to recognize and honor an individual with deep roots in the local area, strong community involvement and leadership in their profession. The award is presented at the annual History Lives dinner.

The Langhart Awards

The annual Langhart Awards recognize the tradition of volunteer service and dedication to the Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society that was epitomized by the Museum’s founder, Edwin Langhart.  The award is presented at the yearly Langhart Dinner.

2017 Langhart Award winner Maggie Bates

2017 Langhart Award winner Maggie Bates

2017 Langhart Award winner Diane Carriger

2017 Langhart Award winner Diane Carriger

2017 Pioneer Award honorees Jim and Meredith Dreisback

2017 Pioneer Award honorees Jim and Meredith Dreisback

past Pioneer honorees

  • Joe Vercelli (1999)
  • Louis J. Foppiano, Sr. (2000)
  • Francis M. Passalacqua (2001)
  • Robert A.Young (2002)
  • F. M. "Milt" Brandt (2003)
  • Eugene Cuneo (2004)
  • Rose Ferrari Demostene Benson (2005)
  • John and James Pedroncelli (2006)
  • Clarence Ruonavaara (2007)
  • Rachele Ann Passalacqua Seghesio & Edward H Seghesio (2008)
  • Eugene G. Domenichelli (2009)
  • Joe Rochiolli, Jr. (2010)
  • Arnold Santucci (2011)
  • Edgar Deas (2012)
  • Charles and Helen Bacigalupi (2013)
  • Mary Lou and Jerry Eddinger (2014)
  • Karen and Harry Bosworth (2015)
  • Nancy and Karl Seppi (2016)
  • Jim and Meredith Dreisback (2017)

Past Langhart Awardees

  • June and Bob Jones (1994)
  • June Maher Smith and Phillip J. Smith (1995)
  • Fern Naber (1996)
  • Betty and Don Reukema (1997)
  • Norbert and Judy Babin (1998)
  • Bob Rawlins (1999)
  • Ginny and Grant Canfield (2000)
  • Garry Rosenberg and Susan Arbios (2001)
  • Barbara Baxter and Arnold Santucci (2002)
  • Roberta Alexander and Richard Iverson (2003)
  • Eleanor Zak and Ed Head (2004)
  • Catherine Curtis and Betsy & John Bippart (2005)
  • De Andersen and Charlotte Anderson (2006)
  • Mary Jean Elze and BJ Green (2007)
  • Kent Mitchell (2008)
  • Norma Passarino and Al Loebel (2009)
  • Mel Amato and Margaret Frampton (2010)
  • Kay Schmidt Robinson and Darla Williams Budworth (2011)
  • Ann Crawford Howard and Janet Sbragia Pisenti (2012)
  • Doreene White Zanzi and Nanci Gunnerson (2013)
  • Mark Gleason (2014)
  • Stanley Becker (2015)
  • Kaye and Barry Stallard (2016)
  • Maggie Bates and Diane Carriger (2017)