THE HERITAGE HALL OF FAME DINNER
September 29, 2022
For preservation for a historic building:
- James and Laura Peters for the restoration of the 1896 Judge Martin Bell mansion, Hollidaysburg.
- Chris Cook, for the restoration of the 1924 First National Bank, Altoona, today known as the Columns.
- Donald Delozier, for the restoration of two Pennsylvania Canal era homes in Hollidaysburg, the last of the early canal structures still standing.
- Joan Sweda for the restoration of the 1884 John Collins home in Altoona
- Jarrett and Ashley Musselman for the restoration of Musselman’s Grove, a picnic ground and entertainment venue in Klahr that attracted nationally known country music acts in the 1940s and 50s.
- Huston Godwin, Brent Housum, and Michael Stipanovic for the preservation of the 1815 Samuel Royer homestead, Williamsburg and the site’s adaptive reuse as an outdoor venue for weddings, parties, and gatherings.
- The Blair County Genealogical Society, for the preservation of genealogical and historical county records, and for its extensive publication program.
- The Tyrone Area Historical Society for the preservation of artifacts, records, photographs, and printed materials that document the history of Tyrone Borough and surrounding area.
- Architect Joseph Oricko for Historic Restoration design of Baker Mansion’s basement exhibit space.
- Presented to an individual who has gone above and beyond in support and dedication for the Blair County Historical Society
2020 & 2021 Heritage Hall of Fame Winners
- Adaptive Reuse of Mercy Hospital to Graystone - Jeff Long
- Historic Restoration & Adaptive Reuse of Lakemont Park
- Historic Restoration of Blair County Courthouse
- Historic Mount Carmel Parish for Preserving Italian Heritage
- Historic Restoration of Cooper Bldg. - Jim Columbo
- Historic Restoration of Tom & Joe's to 1950s look
- Lifetime Achievement Award – John Rita