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Heritage Award

Eaton County Heritage Award

January 23, 2013                           

Contact: Julie Kimmer  517-543-6999

                                                                      

Commission Seeks Nominees

For County History Awards

The Eaton County Historical Commission is looking for individuals, groups and organizations who have made worthwhile contributions to the county’s historical heritage.

Up to three of them will receive the commission’s Heritage Award, given annually by the commission for significant work in the preservation, restoration or public awareness of the county’s rich historical heritage.

Representatives of the commission and county historical organizations select winners of the award, which are typically made during the Heritage Conference co-hosted by the Eaton County Historical Commission each fall.

Nomination forms may be obtained from the Courthouse Square Association at the 1885 Eaton County Courthouse in downtown Charlotte, (Phone 517-543-6999) or at CSAMuseum@yahoo.com. The deadline for nominations is April 15.

 

Click here to obtain the Heritage Award Form

 

 

The Mission of the Eaton County Historical Commission is to foster public awareness of the county’s rich and varied historical heritage, to encourage organizations and individuals who work to restore and preserve its historic sites, structures and artifacts and to document and display them for the education and enjoyment of all its citizens.


 

Who makes the selection? -- The commission makes the selection based on the recommendation of a five-member committee. The committee is made up of three commission members and one representative each from two organizations in the county whose main purpose relates to our historical heritage.

How many awards are given? -- As many as three awards may be made in any one year. They are attractively framed metal certificates presented each May at a ceremony during or near Michigan Week.

How is an entry submitted? -- Nomination forms are available throughout the year in the offices of the Courthouse Square Association in the 1885 county courthouse in downtown Charlotte.

 

 

COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

 2012

Paul Dave Arnold - Lansing

Forest Allen Gardner - Vermontville

2011

Bernard Geyer - Bellevue

Potterville Public Library - Potterville

2010

Sherry Copenhaver - ECGS

Roger Millbrook - Grand Ledge

2009

Jim Zemke-Vermontville

Sunfield Historical Society

2008

Joyce L. Miller-Bellevue

Eaton Rapids Area Historical Society

John Hall-Delta Township

Tom Shawver-Lansing

2007

Wendel Peabody-Sunfield

Betty & Harlan McDowell-Grand Ledge

Tom Shawver-Lansing

John Hall-Dimondale

2006

Neil & Helen Holihan-Grand Ledge

Bismark Community Boosters-Bismark

2005

Cathie Falk-Charlotte

Marilyn Smith-Grand Ledge

2004

Olivet College-Olivet

Marian Trombley-Watson Country School

2003

Lorabeth Fitzgerald-Grand Ledge

Jean Kline-Eaton Rapids

2002

Shirley Hodges-Charlotte

Maple Syrup Festival-Vermontville

2001

James Woodruff-Delta Township

Tent #30-Sunfield

(Daughters of Union Veterans of Civil War)

2000

Courthouse Square Association-Charlotte

Gladys Hummel-Susan Hinckley-Kalamo Twp.

1999

Museum of Grand Ledge-Grand Ledge

Jack Rathburn-Vermontville

1998

Thelma Caruss-Dimondale

Leila Klaiss-Charlotte

1997

Curtenius Guard Camp #17-Sunfield

Suzanne Schramski-Grand Ledge

Vermontville Historical Society

1996

Grand Ledge Opera House-Grand Ledge

Gaylord Edgerly-Charlotte

1995

Elizabeth Rogers Kellogg-Dimondale

Grand Ledge Historical Society

Vermontville Historical Society

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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