Highland receives prestigious archaeology and leadership awards

James Monroe’s Highland was recently honored with two prestigious awards in archaeology and leadership. The Council of Virginia Archaeologists awarded Highland with the Michael Allen Hoffman Award for historic preservation.  Highland Executive Director Sara Bon-Harper received the Silver Good Citizenship Medal for visionary leadership from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Thomas Jefferson Chapter.

“It is an honor to receive these distinguished awards,” said Highland Executive Director Sara Bon-Harper. “These awards reflect the direction we are taking with historic preservation at Highland and the continued recognition of those who lived and worked at Monroe’s Albemarle County property.”

The Michael Allen Hoffman Award is conferred each fall by the Council of Virginia Archaeologists to an organization that made a direct and significant impact on historic preservation in Virginia. The Hoffman award is presented in memory of Michael Hoffman, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Virginia.

The Silver Good Citizenship award was presented by the Sons of the American Revolution, Thomas Jefferson Chapter, and recognizes outstanding and unusual patriotic achievement and service from leaders at a state level. Past recipients recognized by the Thomas Jefferson Chapter include Kat Imhoff, Executive Director at James Madison’s Montpelier, and Jim Haden, former President of Martha Jefferson Hospital/Sentara.

*Photography by Joseph Garland