Three people and one organization are this year's winners of Annapolis' Living Landmarks Awards, which honor those who demonstrate a long-term commitment to preserving the city's cultural heritage.
"Annapolis' heritage is an essential part of our town's enduring appeal and helps define our character as a community," Mayor Josh Cohen said in a press release. "These four honorees whom I am privileged to recognize have all made lasting contributions to preserve and cherish our heritage so that it will continue to remain relevant and vital to our future."
This year's recipients are:
- The Annapolis History Consortium—A volunteer association engaged in the research, documentation and promotion of Annapolis' history.
- James Cheevers—U.S.Naval Academy historian and the Associate Director and Senior Curator of the academy's museum.
- George Phelps, Jr.—Anne Arundel County's first African-American law enforcement officer, community activist and co-founder of the Friends of Maynard-Burgess House.
- Orlando Ridout V—An architectural historian and co-author of "Architecture in Annapolis: A Field Guide"
Cohen will pass out the awards out during a reception at the academy's Dahlgren Hall on Dec. 13 at 5 p.m.