Nancy S. Nelson, author of Duluth’s Historic Parks: Their First 160 Years, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Duluth Depot Foundation’s 2017 Historic Interpretation & Preservation Award.
The award is part of the foundation’s annual Arts & Culture Awards, created to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the areas of initiative, community enrichment, and lifetime achievement.
This is the third time a Zenith City Press author has received the Historic Preservation & Interpretation award. Past ZCP recipients include Maryanne C. Norton (Lost Duluth) and Tony Dierckins (Crossing the Canal, Lost Duluth, Duluth’s Historic Parks, Glensheen: The Official Guide, etc.)
Nelson is being recognized for the years of research and writing she invested in Duluth’s Historic Parks and her past work in preservation, which included the founding of the Skyline Planning & Preservation Alliance.
This is the second time a contributor to a Zenith City Press book has been recognized this year. In June photographer Dennis O’Hara (Picture Duluth) received a Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for his work on Glensheen: The Official Guide. (Read more about O’Hara’s award here.)
The 2017 Duluth Depot Foundation awards will be held this Thursday, October 19, during the annual Circle of Friends celebration at the Depot.