Secretary of the Commonwealth, William Galvin, announced this week that Thoreau Farm has been honored with a 2012 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award in the categories of Restoration and Rehabilitation and Education and Outreach. Thoreau Farm was nominated for the award by the Concord Historical Commission.
In his congratulatory letter to Thoreau Farm, Secretary Galvin wrote:
The Massachusetts Historical Commission sincerely appreciates all efforts to preserve the Commonwealth’s valuable historic properties. The careful restoration and rehabilitation of the Wheeler-Minot House [Thoreau Farm], and its function as an educational resource, demonstrates a strong commitment to historic preservation that goes well beyond what is normally expected. On behalf of the Massachusetts Historical Commission, I applaud this outstanding contribution to historic preservation.
Thoreau Farm Trust is deeply honored by the 2012 Preservation Award and very proud of this achievement. We are grateful to everyone who played a role in the preservation of Thoreau Farm.