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Bergenfield's Tim Adriance Honored For Lifetime Of Historic Preservation

Tim Adriance -- here standing with a statue of his cousin, General James Longstreet, at Gettysburg -- will be honored with a lifetime achievement award for historic preservation.
Tim Adriance -- here standing with a statue of his cousin, General James Longstreet, at Gettysburg -- will be honored with a lifetime achievement award for historic preservation. Photo Credit: Tim Adriance Facebook

BERGENFIELD, N.J. -- In celebration of the 2016 National Preservation Month, in May, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced the 2016 Bergen County Historic Preservation Awards will be held on Thursday, May 5. Twelve people will be honored, including Bergenfield's Tim Adriance.

He will be honored with the Claire Tholl Award for Lifetime Achievement in Historic Preservation. Adriance is a descendant of the some of the earliest families who settled in Bergen County, and he has been a leader in historic preservation in New Jersey for over 30 years. He is a craftsman, builder, historian, re-enactor, writer, lecturer and an authority on early architecture and history.

Adriance has an expansive knowledge and experience with the unique early Dutch houses of the region, and he has served on and advised many of the county's Historic Preservation Commissions. He will honored for his outstanding contributions to the preservation and restoration of the community's most historic buildings, support of local historic preservation commissions, educational programs and his extensive knowledge of Bergen County's history.

The 2016 Awards will be presented by the Bergen County executive, members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Board. Since 1982, over 280 awards have been presented to members of the local community in honor of outstanding historic preservation achievements by individuals, students, organizations and businesses. The awards were created to encourage preservation, restoration and adaptive use of Bergen County's valuable and irreplaceable historic buildings and other historic sites.

For a list of the other 11 recipients being honored, read a Thursday Daily Voice article, here.

The awards ceremony will be at 7 p.m. in the historic "Church on the Green," the First Reformed Church of Hackensack, at 42 Court St. The public is invited to the program and the reception that will follow.

For more information and to RSVP for the reception, contact the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs at 201-336-7267 or jstrom@co.bergen.nj.us.

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