This award honors exceptional contributions by a county resident to the Dutchess County community, and beyond, in the areas of preservation, history, and/or education.
E. Stuart and Linda Hubbard are the current generation and legacy stewards of LaGrange’s Hart Hubbard family. Blessed by forebears who kept and maintained diaries, letters, documents, photographs, marketing material, and art for six generations (1839 to the 1960s), they were looking for a permanent, safe place for the family’s extraordinary story. Now the single largest collections gift ever given to DCHS in terms of scale and variety, the Hart Hubbard Collection tells the story of a family that grew from self-sufficiency to a global marketer, seller, and shaper of apple markets. Adapting as tastes and technologies changed, their story illuminates the longstanding, fundamental role of agriculture.
Ralph & Doris Adams ~ J. Winthrop Aldrich ~ Barbara & Robert Bielenberg ~ D. David Conklin ~ Elizabeth A. Daniels ~ Frank Doherty ~ Margaretta Downey ~ Jesse Effron ~ Frances Fergusson ~ John J. Gartland, Jr. ~ Joyce C. Ghee ~ Burton Gold ~ John & Gloria Golden ~ Frederica S. Goodman ~ Clyde Griffen ~ James F. Hall ~ Ada Scism Harrison ~ Bernard & Shirley Handel ~ Larry Hughes ~ Bradford H. Kendall ~ Michael Korda ~ Bill & Mary Lunt ~ Melodye K. Moore ~ Robert Murphy ~ Dennis J. Murray ~ Joseph N. Norton ~ Walter Patrice ~ Ruth Stafford Peale ~ Alice Provensen ~ Frances S. Reese ~ Caroline Reichenberg ~ Lorraine M. Roberts ~ Albert M. Rosenblatt ~ Fred Schaeffer ~ Dr. Sam Simon ~ Willa Skinner ~ Elizabeth Smith ~ Roger Smith ~ Marie Tarver ~ Denis D. VanBuren ~ Barbara Van Itallie ~ Norma W. VanKleeck ~ Kay Tremper Verilli ~ Richard K. Wager ~ Kenneth Walpuck