Presentation of Catherine G. Hennessey Award

Presentation of Catherine G. Hennessey Award
Posted on 02/22/2019

The City of Charlottetown celebrated Heritage Day on Tuesday, February 19 with an event that included an awards ceremony to honour individuals and organizations in the community who have worked hard to preserve and celebrate the city’s heritage.

Today, the Catherine G. Hennessey Award was presented to Kathy and Kevin Murphy for their work on The Great George Hotel. Renovations and preservation of the Inns on Great George began in 1990. The Inns on Great George opened in 1996 and have grown to include an additional 17 houses located on the same block. In 2009, they renamed the property “The Great George Hotel”. Kevin and Kathy have a strong belief in the value of heritage preservation and continue to acquire and renovate historic buildings.

The Catherine G. Hennessey Award was established in 2011 to honour the long-time historian, author, and heritage activist, and is presented annually to an individual or group whose efforts have increased the appreciation of Charlottetown, stimulated love for the community or helped shape the city. A plaque has also been installed on the encased official City seal, which is a wood carving done by Randolph Manning c. 1960.

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Mayor Philip Brown and Councillor Greg Rivard present the Catherine G. Hennessey Award to Kathy and Kevin Murphy for their work on The Great George Hotel. From left: Mayor Philip Brown, Catherine Hennessey, Kathy Murphy, Kevin Murphy and Councillor Greg Rivard.