The Tennessee Historical Commission (THC) in Nashville has announced winners of the
2021 Certificate of Merit competition. This year’s recipients include Sam Hall for digital preservation
Hall is a Chattanooga area resident and native. His website includes unique historical images presented in the highest resolution available, and provides resources not easily accessible in the research of continual discoveries of the city and region’s past.
These awards are presented each May during National Preservation Month. Since 1975, THC’s
Certificate of Merit Program has recognized exemplary work by individuals, groups, organizations,
corporations, or governmental entities to further promote historic preservation or the study of history in Tennessee.
The Historic Preservation category recognizes excellence in the preservation, restoration, or
rehabilitation of a historic or archaeological site, preservation leadership, preservation planning,
publications related to historic preservation, public programming, or research.
Mr. Hall said, “I’m honored to have been recognized and truly appreciate the support of those who
nominated me,” adding, “those who have shared content with me have helped make this possible.”