In 2004 the Amigos de la Colina Docent Organization was recognized by the California State Parks Office of Historic Preservation for its efforts at Heritage Hill Historical Park.

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"This award is for Amigos de la Colina, a volunteer docent group that has, since 1982, guided tours of historic buildings on Heritage Hill in Lake Forest. The park includes the 1863 Serrano Adobe as well as several other historic buildings moved to the park. The 61 members of the organizationoffer regular guided tours of the historic buildings, usually dressed in period costumes. They also organize large annual events at the site, including Rancho Days Fiesta, the Autumn Harvest Festival, and Victorian Christmas."

The Governor's Historic Preservation Awards Program

Established in 1986, the Governor's Historic Preservation Awards are presented annually under the sponsorship of the State Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) and California State Parks to projects, individuals, and organizations whose contributions demonstrate significant achievements in preserving the heritage of California. The history of California is embodied in buildings, structures, sites, and objects that provide tangible links to the people and events that shaped California's growth and development. Since 1986, more than two hundred Governor's Historic Preservation Awards have been given in recognition of exemplary efforts to preserve those connections to California's past.

See the full set of awards for 2004, or on the OC Parks website. Information on the program and awards for other years are also available.