You're invited to learn about and celebrate people, projects and organizations at the 2019 Awards!

Historic Preservation Awards

Madison Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to honor projects, people and organizations in our community that demonstrate excellence in historic preservation .

Each year the Madison Trust highlights specific projects that show a high level of devotion to historic preservation through property owners, architects, designers, contractors or other participants. We also recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions in activities that support the preservation and promotion of our cultural heritage.



Evening Program

5:00 p.m. Tasting tour, optional with additional fee

5:30 p.m. Check in and social hour

6:15 p.m. Awards ceremony



Trust Members

$25.00 Awards Ceremony

$32.00 Tasting Tour + Awards Ceremony

Non Members

$35.00 Awards Ceremony

$42.00 Tasting Tour + Awards Ceremony 

*Tasting Tour + Awards Ceremony tickets must be reserved in advance by May 6.

**Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Arriving at the venue:

Street parking is available on Main Street.

Enter through their primary entrance on Main Street (below the Old Sugar Distillery sign). Pass through the bar area and to your left you will find the event space.

Old Sugar Distillery | 931 E. Main St., Madison, WI


Tasting Tour Details

You’ll get to experience a guided tasting of Old Sugar spirits, one cocktail of your choice and a sample of Hidden Cave Hard Cider. The tour includes an in depth discussion about Old Sugar products, ingredients used, and production techniques as well as their history and the historical relevance of their products names.

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The Venue

The name Old Sugar Distillery stems from both Madison’s history of beet-sugar production and from the use of sugar as a base for many of the spirits crafted in-house. The distillery and tasting room, founded in 2010 by Nathan Greenawalt, is housed at 931 E. Main in the brown-brick, arched-roof building that for decades served the Madison community as a transportation hub.

From 1939 until 1991, the building was at various times a bus depot for Northland Greyhound Lines Inc., Rite-Way Leasing Co Inc., and Greyhound Lines Inc. The building was vacant for most of the 1990s until it was renovated and reopened in 1997 offering rental space for small businesses that today includes the Old Sugar Distillery.

Old Sugar Distillery owner Greenawalt is a 2004 University of Wisconsin-Madison economics graduate who turned his passion for home brewing into a thriving business. He is celebrated by customers and reviewers for creating tasty cocktails featuring his products, which include whiskey, rum, brandy, ouzo, cider and Wisconsin honey liquor.

Learn more about Nathan Greenawalt & Old Sugar

2019 Award Recipients

Click here for the 2019 Award Recipient Details

*On mobile, view recipient gallery in landscape to see award titles.


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