MCRP Student Katie Dix to Receive Heritage Preservation Award

May 14, 2021

SANTA FE – Presented by the Cultural Properties Review Committee, the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division (HPD) will host the Heritage Preservation Awards during an online ceremony at 1 p.m. MDT on Friday, May 21, 2021. The Heritage Preservation Awards is an annual event that recognizes outstanding projects, individuals, and organizations whose contributions demonstrate significant achievements in preserving the heritage of New Mexico. 

First presented by the Cultural Properties Review Committee in 1973, the Heritage Preservation Awards coincide with Historic Preservation Month, held annually in May. Just like in previous years, HPD has issued a poster in celebration of Historic Preservation Month, designed by staff architect Harvey Kaplan with photographs of New Mexicans during the past year taken by photographer Don Usner. 

The Heritage Community Award is to be awarded to the community of Duran, Gary Sanchez, Joseph Hindi, and MCRP Student Katie Dix. Presented by Dr. Audra Bellmore, this award recognizes the support of the community of Duran, including Joseph Hindi, Gary Sanchez, and consultant Katie Dix for the listing of the Duran Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places. 

For more information about the Heritage Preservation Awards, including instructions on how to watch the event, visit