FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 5, 2013) The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has released the names of the 2013 winners of its Kentucky History Awards.  Winners will receive their awards at a special ceremony at the Old State Capitol in Frankfort on Friday, Nov. 8, during the KHS Annual Meeting and Kentucky History Awards Celebration.

The Kentucky History Awards recognize outstanding achievements by historians, public history professionals, civic leaders, communities and local history organizations across the commonwealth.  Stuart Sanders, KHS professional services administrator, added that award winners have shown a consistent effort to promote the preservation and appreciation of state and local history.

Along with the Kentucky History Awards, Preserve America 2013 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year Award winner Christina Cornelius, of the James E. Farmer Elementary School in Jefferson County, and Dr. Aaron Astor, who earned the 2013 Richard H. Collins Award, also will be recognized during the event.

This year’s Kentucky History Awards winners include:



“Northern Kentucky Regional History Day”
Northern Kentucky/Highland Heights

“Civil War Days”
Bluegrass Heritage Museum, Winchester

Documentary film

 “Farming in the Black Patch”
Smith Farms, Murray

 “Anne Braden: Southern Patriot”
Appalshop Inc., Whitesburg



“My Brother, My Enemy”
Frazier History Museum, Louisville



“Archives for the Lay Person: A Guide to Managing Cultural Collections”
Lois Hamill

“Journal of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society”
Jackson Purchase Historical Society

War of 1812 Bicentennial Publications
Fredonia Valley Heritage Society

“The Beverly Hills Supper Club”
Robert D. Webster

“75 Years of Service”
Inter-County Energy Cooperative

“The Kentucky Derby”
James C. Nicholson

“Chronicles of Boone County QR Code Project”
Kaitlin Barber, Boone County Public Library



Award of Distinction
Charles House, Manchester

Volunteer Group of the Year
Fredonia Valley Heritage Society, Caldwell County

Brig. Gen. William R. Buster Award
Major General (Ret.) Verna Fairchild, Frankfort

Thomas D. Clark Award of Excellence
Bluegrass Heritage Museum, Winchester

Lifetime Dedication to Kentucky History
Carolyn Murray Wooley, Lexington

Frank R. Levstik Award
Dr. John E. Kleber, Louisville


An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history by providing connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.



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