Kentucky Historical Society
KHS Honors 2010 Kentucky History Award Winners
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2010)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2010 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 5 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
The Kentucky History Awards program, presented annually by KHS, recognizes exceptional achievements in Kentucky history by individuals, business and civic leaders, communities, museums and history organizations throughout the Commonwealth. The program also honors individuals and groups that have demonstrated efforts to promote the preservation, awareness and appreciation of state and local history.
Awards were distributed in categories divided by each nominee’s budget, and were given to projects completed during the 2009 calendar year.
2010 Kentucky History Award Winners
Education Awards -- The winning education projects show evidence of educational and historical value, benefit the participating organization’s community and demonstrate viable community support through attendance, public participation or assistance.
Class A—Award of Merit, “Jane Todd Crawford: Her Story,” Greensburg Arts Council, Greensburg, Green County
Class B—Award of Merit, “Recognition of Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Henry Mattingly,” Sgt. Maj. (ret) Jose Rosario, Shepherdsville, Bullitt County
Class C—Award of Merit, “From Combat to Kentucky—Interviews with Student Veterans,” Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky
Class D—Award of Merit, “Rural Heritage Development Initiative Eight County Oral History Project: Rural Traditions of Kentucky,” Preservation Kentucky and the Rural Heritage Development Initiative
Class E—Award of Merit, “Chautauqua in the Schools,” Kentucky Humanities Council
Publication Awards – These awards recognize publications that have strong historical value, accurate and appropriate research and distinguished distribution numbers and methods.
Class A—Award of Merit, “Kentucky’s Most Hated Man,” by John Sparks, Hager Hill, Johnson County
Class B--Award of Merit, “A Troye Legacy—Animal Painter T.J. Scott,” by Genevieve Baird Lacer and Gordon Burnette, Simpsonville, Shelby County
Class C—Award of Merit, “Portrait of Early Families, Frankfort Area Before 1860,” by Sallie Clay Lanham, Frankfort, Franklin County
Class D—Award of Merit, “God’s Acres: Private Graveyards in Bourbon County, Kentucky” by Kenney Shropshire Roseberry, Paris, Bourbon County
Director’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Museum or History Organization of the Year – This award is given to an organization or museum for outstanding achievement.
Historic Paris/Bourbon County Hopewell Museum
KHS Award of Distinction -- Presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to state and local history as a volunteer, board member or member of an organization.
Betty Southard Stokes, Louisville, Jefferson County
KHS Volunteer Group Award -- Presented to volunteers who have made substantial contributions to state or local history organizations or projects.
LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors
Brig. Gen. William R. Buster Award -- Presented to an individual who deserves to be honored for his sustained significant contributions to Kentucky’s military history though his work, activities or support of museums or history organizations within the Commonwealth.
Nicky Hughes, Frankfort, Franklin County
KHS Lifetime Dedication to Kentucky History Award --Presented to an individual who has displayed consistent support for Kentucky history through writing or activities that support museums or local history organizations.
Jim Reis, Alexandria, Campbell County
Frank R. Levstik Award for Professional Service—Presented to a recently-retired staff member of a museum, historical society or other history-related organization who has contributed to the excellence and professionalism of his institution.
James E. Wallace, Frankfort, Franklin County
To find out more about upcoming KHS programs and events, visit the Calendar of Events page.