Jackson Drug

For restoring Jackson Drug to its 1930s glory in 2018, the Gill family will be recognized for their preservation work.

An awards celebration will honor champions of historic preservation at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in The Wort’s Silver Dollar Showroom.

The Teton County Historic Preservation Board will provide free food and a cash bar for the event, which the board hosts every two years.

“I’m seeing it as a chance to convene in the name of preservation,” board Chair Katherine Wonson said. “This will be a chance to get together around that cause and talk about next steps and try to gauge what people are interested in and where the excitement is around preservation.”

Historic Preservation Board members nominated and selected the honorees. They include Lauren and Chris Dickey, who will receive the Jesse O’Connor Preservation Award for efforts to preserve their 1934 East Jackson home. Adam and Emily Janak will be honored for rehabilitating their 1930s log cabin.

The Gill family will be recognized for restoring Jackson Drug. The Hostel in Teton Village, a Swiss-Alpine structure built in 1967, will receive a plaque denoting its historic value.

And the Jackson Hole Land Trust will be lauded for its successful “Save the Block” campaign, which raised more than $7 million in private donations from throughout the community to preserve the historic cabins and green space on East Broadway.

“It’s about their efforts fundraising,” Wonson said, “broadening their mission to protect historic resources in addition to green space.”

Contact Allie Gross at 732-7063 or county@jhnewsandguide.com.

Allie Gross covers Teton County government. Originally from the Chicago area, she joined the News&Guide in 2017 after studying politics and Spanish at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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