Historic Preservation Professor Receives Awards for Career Professional Achievement

October 2, 2015

Adjunct Instructor of Historic Preservation Heather Fearnbach released Winston-Salem’s Architectural Heritage in June 2015, and has been recognized for her career achievements by Preservation North Carolina and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Fearnbach is a 2015 recipient of the Robert E. Stipe Professional Award—the highest honor presented to working professionals who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to preservation as part of their job responsibilities. The award was named at the Preservation North Carolina conference on September 18. The Daughters of the American Revolution also awarded Fearnbach a historic preservation medal at a Winston-Salem City Council meeting on September 21.

Commissioned by the Historic Resources Commission, Winston-Salem’s Architectural Heritage is more than 800 pages long and provides a glimpse into the city’s history, as told through the growth and development of historic neighborhoods and downtown, in addition to a focus on specific buildings and landmarks. It is the first collection of its kind since 1981, when Salem College alumna Gwynne Stephens Taylor authored From Frontier to Factory.

Heather Fearnbach is the owner of Fearnbach History Services, Inc.—a firm offering historic resource research, documentation, analysis, and management services. Fearnbach has been a part-time faculty member at Salem College since 2010, when Salem first launched the Historic Preservation Certificate program. She will give presentations and book signings at select locations around the city this fall, including: 

Reynolda Branch LibraryOctober 6, 2015, at 6:30 pm

Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitors CenterOctober 20, 2015, at 7:00 pm

Winston-Salem’s Architectural Heritage is available in the Salem Academy and College Bookstore, as well as in other local booksellers around town. For additional information, please visit http://www.cityofws.org/heritagebook.