Individuals and organizations from across the commonwealth were honored at the 2005 Kentucky History Awards Program, held March 19 at the Kentucky History Center. Sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Historical Confederation of Kentucky, these annual awards recognize the best history achievements and projects relating to state and local history.
“This is an opportunity to recognize the hard work of those who cherish Kentucky history,” says Kent Whitworth, executive director. “We are pleased to honor individuals and programs that provide all of us with connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future.”
The President’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Museum or Historical Organization was given to the William Crenshaw Kennedy Jr. Memorial Museum in Monticello. Frank Nally of Henderson received the Award of Distinction for Outstanding Service to Museums or Historical Organizations.
General award categories included educational program for schools, educational program for community, volunteer group, museum exhibit, family history publication, local or state history publication, brochure or pamphlet, and poster, exhibit catalog or other publication. For a complete list of award winners, contact Lisa Murphy at 502-564-1792, ext. 4486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, Kentucky Military History Museum and its five-year-old headquarters, the Kentucky History Center. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar Kentucky History Center has welcomed almost one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web at http://history.ky.gov