2013 Heritage Awards
Utah Heritage Foundation honored fifteen individuals and groups with Heritage Awards, and one individual with the Lucybeth Rampton Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala dinner on May 9, 2013, at the Leonardo.
Each award recipient represents a model that others can look to for meeting the challenges of preservation. As a group, the recipients represent the many and varied ways preservation is accomplished in our communities. They include: exciting adaptive use projects, the tireless efforts of dedicated homeowners, threatened buildings that have been saved from destruction, and the lifetime efforts of a committed preservationist. Through this awards program, Utah Heritage Foundation congratulates our award recipients and thanks them for their contribution to preserving Utah's architectural heritage.
The Lucybeth Rampton Award was established in 1994 in honor of former First Lady Lucybeth Rampton. Mrs. Rampton was a founding member of Utah Heritage Foundation and a lifelong advocate of the preservation of Utah's architectural heritage. The Lucybeth Rampton Award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to historic preservation and whose vision and activities have significantly impacted the preservation movement in Utah.
Wilson's work with the Division of State History started long enough ago that his office was in the Kearns Mansion on South Temple. But it seems appropriate that during his career he was involved in several projects at the mansion, providing advice on everything from stone restoration, to restoring the horse's head on the carriage house, to helping guide restoration after the mansions suffered a major fire.
During his thirty-four year career at State History, Wilson established a remarkable network of friends, contacts, and partners. Whether it was the Governor and other elected officials or meeting with someone at their kitchen table, he was always kind, respectful, and generous with his time and expertise.