For its intensive site-wide archaeological survey, Tudor Place Historic House & Garden has been awarded the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office’s Ninth Annual Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.
The museum’s executive director and trustees and representatives of Dovetail Cultural Resources, which carried out the work, accepted the prize for archaeology June 21 at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue. Seventeen other prize categories included stewardship, design and construction, publications and affordable housing, among others. Former Historic Preservation Review board chairman Tersh Boasberg received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
“We are thrilled to be recognized for this foundational survey that informs interpretation of the site and the larger scholarship on how suburban estates of the early 19th Century functioned,” said Leslie Buhler, executive director of Tudor Place. “Archaeology is a critical component of our research. We look forward to what further excavations will reveal.”