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The History & Heritage Committee is responsible for collecting information relating to local civil engineering projects and prominent engineers of historical interest, nominating civil engineering landmarks, maintaining a history of the Met Section, presenting historical programs, and working with the media to publicize Historical Civil Engineering Landmarks.

In 1964, ASCE was the first national engineering society to establish a permanent History & Heritage Committee to enhance the knowledge and appreciation of our history and heritage. The Met Section and its members have been recognized for their contributions towards this objective. In 1984, the Met Section was the second Section to receive a History and Heritage Citation from ASCE. The Society played a large role in the restoration of the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty for their centennial celebrations in 1983 and 1986. Met Section members have been the recipients of the Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award and the William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award from the Society.