The Preservation Association of Central New York has announced the winners of its 2018 Preservation Awards, and three Cayuga County sites are among them.
The local winners are the Cayuga County Arts Council, on behalf of the Auburn Schine Theater; the Montezuma Historical Society and the town of Montezuma, on behalf of the Montezuma Heritage Park; and the Howland Stone Store Museum, on behalf of the Opendore project in Sherwood.
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The arts council is working with Bowers Development, of Syracuse, to restore the 1938 Schine theater; the council is also in the process of selling the theater to the developer. The 160-acre Montezuma Heritage Park was acquired by the town in the 1960s to be preserved, and the historical society regularly holds programs there. And the Howland Stone Store Museum has been working to restore Opendore, the former home of Isabel Howland, since 2013.
The awards recognize those who work to preserve the area's most distinctive historic resources, including owners, builders, artisans, designers, educators and artists. The region covers Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Cortland and Cayuga counties.