Cashiers Historical Society’s mission is preserving the heritage of Cashiers Valley through education, stewardship and advocacy.
The society strives to recognize Cashiers’ history through publications, awards, events, and projects. One such award is the Village Heritage Award, which is given annually to a building, old or new, which has been built or repurposed in keeping with the “Old Village” feel of Cashiers.
Area residents nominate new or newly-remodeled businesses whose architecture enhances the village feel of Cashiers. Additionally, according to the Historical Society’s guidelines, the nominated business must contribute to the vitality of the community, and/or be of service to the community. Additional criteria that must be met include attractive landscaping with native materials, moderate lighting to enhance the night sky visibility, and the property must be situated within the boundaries specified by the Historical Society.
The winner is announced and the Village Heritage Award plaque unveiled the following spring. Past winners include Dovecote Porch & Garden, Cashiers-Glenville Recreation Center, Cornucopia Cellars, Cashiers Community Center, Village Green, Laurelwood Mountain Inn, Alexander’s Gardens, Monday’s House of Design, Old Viewfinder’s Village, Mountain Laurel Shoppes, 15 Flash Point Drive, and Tommy’s Coffee Shop.
This year’s winner will be announced in April with more details to be announced as the grand unveiling approaches. Please keep an eye out for further announcements from the Historical Society as to the time and place of the unveiling. You’ll want to make plans to join in congratulating this year’s winner.
For more information visit Cashiershistoricalsociety.org/VHA or stop by and visit them at their business office located in the Dowden Pavilion at the Zachary-Tolbert grounds at 1940 US 107 South. You may also call them at (828) 743-7710.