Moises Gonzales to Receive Heritage Publication 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 Publication Award  is to be given to Dr. Enrique R. Lamadrid and Community and Regional Planning Department Associate Professor Moises Gonzales, of the University of New Mexico Press. Presented by Robert Martinez, this award recognizes the book “Nación Genízara: Ethnogenesis, Place, and Identity in New Mexico,” which examines the history, cultural evolution, and survival of the Genizaro people. Edited by Lamadrid and Gonzales, and published by the University of New Mexico Press. 


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