Kentucky Historical Society KHS

Frankfort, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2016) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) recently presented the 2016 Kentucky History Awards to people, communities and organizations across the Commonwealth who have shown a consistent effort to promote the preservation and appreciation of state and local history.

KHS honored these recipients Nov. 11 at the annual Kentucky History Awards presentation:

Service/Special Awards

Michael Ann Williams, Bowling Green: Kentucky, Award of Distinction
William T. Turner, Hopkinsville, Kentucky: Lifetime Dedication to History
Education Awards

Oldham County Historical Society, LaGrange, Kentucky for “Preservation of Archived Holdings of the J.C. Barnett Library & Archives”
Lincoln County Historical Society, Stanford, Kentucky for “Oral History Project”
Historic Paris-Bourbon Co./Hopewell Museum, Paris, Kentucky for “Paris City Schools: 150 Years of Academic Excellence Exhibit”
Steve Oldfield and Sean Thomas (Touritz), Covington, Kentucky for “Covington at 200: Points of View Documentary”
Jack Jouett House Historic Site, Versailles, Kentucky for “Frontier Day”
Behringer-Crawford Museum, Covington, Kentucky for “Buffalos & Bourbon”
Publication Awards

Michael W. Nagle, Ludington, Michigan for “Justus S. Stearns: Michigan Pine King and Kentucky Coal Baron, 1845-1933”
Gerald L. Smith, Lexington, Kentucky; Karen Cotton McDaniel, Frankfort; and John A. Hardin, Bowling Green for “The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia”
Bobbie Smith Bryant, Louisville, Kentucky for “Farming in the Black Patch”
Glen Conner, Scottsville, Kentucky for “Frontiersmen in the War of 1812”
Louisville Story Program, Louisville for “I Said Bang! A History of the Dirt Bowl”
Honor Sachs, Asheville, North Carolina for “Home Rule: Households, Manhood, and National Expansion on the Eighteenth-Century Kentucky Frontier”
Karl J. Lietzenmayer, Covington for “Northern Kentucky Heritage”

The Kentucky Historical Society

The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history. KHS is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. For more information about KHS and its programs, visit history.ky.gov.