FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 23, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will present the 2012 Kentucky History Awards in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway in downtown Frankfort.

The Kentucky History Awards recognize outstanding achievements by historians, public history professionals, volunteers, business and civic leaders, communities and historical organizations throughout the Commonwealth. Individuals and communities across the state are encouraged each year to nominate projects and individuals for their efforts to promote the preservation, awareness and appreciation of state and local history. The awards ceremony will immediately follow the KHS Annual Meeting.


The 2012 Kentucky History Awards winners are:


·         Lifetime Dedication to Kentucky History Award: Alberta Moynahan (Ephraim McDowell House Museum, Danville)

·         Award of Distinction: Mary Alice Springer (Henderson)

·         Volunteer Organization or Group Award:  A Kentucky Renaissance Pharmacy Museum & Fountain Inc. (Lexington)

·         Frank R. Levstik Award for Professional Service: To be announced

·         Brig. Gen. William R. Buster Award: Tom Fugate (Frankfort)

·         Class A Publication: “Trailing Daniel Boone,” Randell Jones (Winston-Salem, N.C.)

·         Class A Education: “Pewee Valley Oral History Program,” Pewee Valley Historical Society (Oldham County)

·         Class B Publication: “Star-Spangled Hearts,” Jeffrey and Jeanne Suchanek (Broadstone Media, Frankfort)

·         Class B Education: “Restored Spring Garden Cemetery,” City of Henderson (Henderson County)

·         Class C Publication: “Northern Kentucky Heritage Magazine,” Kenton County Historical Society

·         Class C Education: “Horse Cave Stories: Cell Phone Tour and Website,” Horse Cave Cultural District (Hart County)

·         Class D Education: “Cornets and Cannons,” Capital City Museum  (Frankfort)

·         Class E Publication: “A History of Education in Kentucky,” William E. Ellis, Ph.D. (Richmond)

·         Special recognition: “Kentucky Rising: Democracy, Slavery, and Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War,” James A. Ramage, Ph.D. and Andrea S. Watkins, Ph.D. (Northern Kentucky University)

The Kentucky History Awards ceremony is free and open to the public, but reservations are required by Friday, Nov. 2. Contact Julia Curry at
julia.curry@ky.gov or 502-564-1792, ext. 4414, or visit www.history.ky.gov/historyawards for more information.



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