In Memoriam: George Mitchell
George. P. Mitchell
George P. Mitchell died on July 26, 2013 at the age of 94. In 1997 Mitchell made a generous gift to the National Trust for Historic Preservation to establish the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors in honor of his wife (who passed in 2009). The purpose of the fund is to assist in the preservation, restoration, and interpretation of historic interiors. In addition to this gift, Mitchell is known for his preservation-focused philanthropic efforts in his hometown of Galveston, TX, protecting historic buildings on the Strand which contributed to the revitalization of the island. For their tireless dedication to historic preservation, both George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell received the Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s highest national recognition in 2001. Learn more about Mitchell and his life.