Two community organizations and a local preservation advocate will be recognized Sunday by Indiana Landmarks. During its annual meeting, the statewide nonprofit will honor Historic Madison and the Columbus Area Visitors Center with Servaas Memorial Awards and Lori Efroymson-Aguilera with the inaugural Williamson Prize.
The Columbus Area Visitors Center’s award is for the organization’s promotion and support of preservation efforts involving the city’s Mid-Century Modern architectural legacy. The award for Historic Madison recognizes a program to engage fourth and fifth graders in researching and documenting landmarks throughout the city.
The Williamson Prize for Lori Efroymson-Aguilera will recognize the work she and her late husband Dan put in to create the preservation-focused Efroymson Family Fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. The fund, which Efroymson-Aguilera has chaired since 1999, has awarded grants totaling more than $3.5 million to over 250 projects. The new prize is a tribute to Reid Williamson, who served as Indiana Landmarks president from 1973 to 2005 and helped set up a regional office system while growing membership, staff and endowment totals.
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