Heritage League Awards

Every year at our annual meeting, the Heritage League of Pierce County recognized the outstanding heritage work carried out in our county by museum and community professionals.

Nomination forms for 2018 are now available: 2018_HLPC_AwardsNomination.

The goal is to recognize achievement among our members and affiliates doing heritage work in Pierce County. Deadline for nominations is Friday January 5, 2018.

 

Past winners are listed below.

2017

Lifetime Achievement Award was present to Carol and Orville Stout for their work with Historic Fort Steilacoom

Carol and Orville Stout receive 2017 HLPC Lifetime Achievement Award

Other awards presented at the 2017 annual meeting were:

Publication Award to Jerry Ramsey for Stealing Puget Sound on the history of native, English, American and Hudson Bay Company land-claims.

Education Award to the Jan Adams and the Foss Maritime Seaport for a project involving reconstruction of a whale skeleton by Stadium High school Students at the Seaport.

Special Project Award to Deb Freeman for her book and exhibit project that shed light on Tacoma’s Jewish community.

Individual Achievement Award to Nancy Keller-Scholz for her work on the Middle School Daycamp at Fort Nisqually.

2016

Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Dr. Ronald E. Magden, Tacoma Historical Society, and Marianne Bull, Steilacoom Historical Museum Association.

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Joseph Govednik presents 2016 HLPC Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Ronald E. Magden

“Eyes of the Totem” was recognized with a Special Collaboration Award.

Marshall McClintock was recognized with a Historic Preservation Award.

Lane Sample was recognized with a Individual Achievement Award.

 

2015

Caroline Gallacci – Lifetime Achievement Award

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Caroline Gallacci receives 2015 HLPC Lifetime Achievement Award

Mike Carrell – Heritage Advocate Award

Greater Bonney Lake – Event Award

Job Carr Cabin Museum – Education Award

Lakewood & Tacoma Historical Societies – Outstanding Collaboration Award

University Place – Organizational Achievement Award

 

2014

Joan Curtis – Lifetime Achievement Award

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Karen Haas presents the 2014 HLPC Lifetime Achievement Award to Joan Curtis

Fife Historical Society – Special Program Award

Fort Nisqually Time Travelers, Tacoma Cemetery and Tacoma Historical Society – Special Event Award

Jim Giesy & Barbara Tronca – Volunteer Award

Lakewood Historical Society – Marketing & Promotion Award

Longbranch Improvement Club – Publication Award

Puyallup Historical Society & Puyallup Library – Special Project Award

Sharon Winters – Advocacy Award

 

2013

Ron Karabaich – Lifetime Achievement Award

Kathy Westlin – Education Award

Phil Raschke – Community Connections Award

Tacoma Historical Society – Institutional Event Award

Peggy Barchi – Event Management Award

Lakewood Historical Society – Institutional Achievement Award

Tom Cashman – Individual Achievement Award

Steve Dunkelberger – Heritage Advocate Award

 

2012

Jon Robin Paterson – Lifetime Achievement Award

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Jon Robin Paterson receives the 2012 HLPC Lifetime Achievement Award

Carl Vest – Community Connections Award

Charlotte “Polly” Medlock – Advocacy Award

Cindy Calton – Publications Award

Bill Rhind – Exhibitions and Collections Award

Harbor History Museum – Education Award

Leann O’Neil – Individual Achievement Award

Lakewood Historical Society – Special Event Award

Fox Island Historical Society – Institutional Achievement Award

 

2011

Mavis Stears – Lifetime Achievement Award

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Mavis Stears receives the 2011 HLPC Lifetime Achievement Award

Lorraine Overmyer – Lifetime Achievement Award (posthumous)

Janice Baginski – Archive Award

Carla Wutz – Special Projects Award

Deb Freedman – Individual Achievement Award

University Place Historical Society CHIPS Committee – Advocacy Award

Harbor History Museum – Institutional Achievement Award