La Senora Team Wins Coveted State-Wide Award!
The Governor's Historic Preservation Awards Program
California's history is embodied in structures, sites, and objects providing a tangible link to the people, events, and patterns of history that shaped California's growth and development. This award, given annually, recognizes organizations for their outstanding achievements in preserving connections to California's cultural and architectural legacies.
A member of the Awards Jury, described the La Senora research project as
“One of the most innovative, integrative and educational –-in the broadest sense of the term – research projects I’ve come across in my 30+ years in Historic Preservation.”
Governor’s 2009 Historic Conservation Award to the Collaboration of:
La Senora Research Institute
UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archeology and
Dean Goodman - The GeoArcheological Laboratory
Pasqual Marquez Family Cemetery
Geoarcheological Historical Research Project
La Senora Research Institute brought together Cotsen and GAL’s state of the art archeology, science and technology, for a project incorporating early 1900s photography; Alta California Family oral histories; 60 fourth grade “Research Team Members” from Canyon Charter Elementary School and graduate students/professors from the Getty/UCLA and USC Conservation Programs, opening the 1839 Marquez Family Cemetery to exploration, documentation and education.