Preservation Month

May is Preservation Month! The Elgin Heritage Commission encourages residents and visitors during this month long opportunity to celebrate Elgin's rich heritage by visiting its historic places and attending events throughout the month of May. For a list of upcoming Preservation Month events, click here.

Mayor's Awards for Preservation

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Hosted by the Elgin Heritage Commission and held annually in May since 1991, the Mayor’s Awards for Preservation is the keynote event during Preservation Month. Awards are given to persons, groups and organizations who lead a preservation project, save one or more historical properties, educate and promote an awareness of Elgin’s heritage, conduct creative historic projects relating to archival or object collections, or maintain a continuous cultural or historical organization for 50 years or more. Honorees have demonstrated their dedication to historic architecture, neighborhoods and the history of Elgin.

For a list of past recipients, click here