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The Tennessee Historical Commission is accepting nominations for its Certificate of Merit Awards to honor individuals or groups that work to preserve Tennessee's heritage. 

"For over forty years, our awards program has offered an opportunity to give thanks and recognition to those working to revitalize Tennessee's historic places. The Merit Awards program also highlights people and organizations for the work they do in the areas of publication, commemoration, and education regarding our state's unique history and heritage," said Patrick McIntyre, executive director of the Tennessee Historical Commission, in a news release.

The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31. To request an application, call Angela Miller at the commission's offices at 615-532-1550 or email her at Angela.Miller@tn.gov., or write to 2941 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN 37214.

Certificates of Merit are presented annually to individuals, groups, agencies or organizations that have made significant contributions to the study and preservation of Tennessee's heritage during the 12 months prior to the application deadline. Award recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony in May 2019.

The Tennessee Historical Commission Awards program began in 1975 and will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2019. 

For more information, visit www.tnhistoricalcommission.org.

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