The following Lawrence County Society members were recognized for their accomplishments by the Illinois State Historical Society April 23, 2016 at their Annual Award Meeting and Dinner in Springfield, IL. There were 35 nominations in several different categories from across the state, but Lawrence County exceeded all other counties by bringing home 4 awards. This is the second year that the Society has been acknowledged for submitting award- winning projects.
Nancy King, Kaye Fisher, Flossie Price, Irene Jackman and Todd Gray, the Committee for the Conservation and Collection of Military Uniforms, brought home an Award of Merit. Rose Robeson and Noble Brown,the Committee for the Centerville Cemetery Project, brought home an Award of Excellence. Larry Curry, Carl Curry and John King, the Committee for the Black History Project, brought home an Award of Superior. Donna Burton, Nancy King and Ellen White, brought home an Award of Excellence for the book, Weddings through the Ages.