Crystal Award given to Hollis Committee

The Crystal Award is given annually to recognize exemplary work in the preservation of historic places within the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area.

Freedom’s Way Heritage Association is pleased to present the Crystal Award to the Committee for “Strollin’ & Rollin’ Hollis.” Their Sept. 24 Heritage Tour Day was a great success, serving more than 300 visitors. The day highlighted preservation, and decades of work documenting the historic and natural resources in town. Without this superior groundwork, the Strollin’ & Rollin’ Hollis tour would not have been possible.

The award is shared by the Committee for “Strollin’ & Rollin’ Hollis,” – the Hollis Historical Society, the Hollis Heritage Commission, the Beaver Brook Association and Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The President’s Award is given annually to recognize an individuals contribution to the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area.

Freedom’s Way Heritage Association is pleased to present the President’s Award to Bette Finnern, who created the tour guide for Strollin’ & Rollin’ Hollis. We are deeply grateful for her most generous dedication of time and talent to this project.

The Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area includes communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire that share unique historical, natural, and cultural resources. The region is home to a series of historic events that influenced democratic forms of governance and intellectual traditions that underpin concepts of American freedom, democracy, conservation, and social justice. These 45 cities and towns share common themes that contributed toward this special landscape of American History.

The Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area in partnership with the National Park Service.

The Crystal Eagle is on display at the Wheeler House, Main Street in Hollis open 1-4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

– Submitted by Martha Smith