Helen Wilkinson Reynolds Award

This award recognizes the local historian who is an exemplar of the necessary and accurate search for historical truth that represents the spirit of Helen Wilkinson Reynolds. Miss Reynolds was a writer, genealogist, preservationist, and charter member of the society. She was eulogized in 1943 by then-President Franklin D Roosevelt as the most knowledgable student of, and contributor to, the county’s history. Her careful research over 30 years set the high standards of DCHS.

2020

DCHS will be announcing our Annual Award winners if the late summer or early fall of 2020, with a view to having the in-person recognition ceremonies in the spring of 2020, at which point we are hoping that it is safe to have larger gatherings again. Updates will be posted here and on social media. Thank you.

Complete List of Awardees

Virginia Buechele ~ Mary Lou Davison ~ Olive H. Doty ~ Dr. Harvey K. Flad ~ David Jon Greenwood ~ Dr. Clyde Griffen ~ Eileen Mylod Hayden ~ Emily Johnson ~ Col. Jim Johnson ~ Arthur & Nancy Kelly ~ Dr. James H. Merrell ~ Dr. Alison Mountz ~ Helen Cole Netter ~ Evan Pritchard ~ Jim & Joan Smith ~ Betsy Strauss ~ Irena Stolarik ~ Dr. Louis C. Zuccarello 

 

2019

Myra Young Armstead
Myra Young Armstead

2019

Thomas S. Wermuth with Board Pres. Lou Lewis
Thomas S. Wermuth with Board Pres. Lou Lewis

2018

Betsy Strauss with Denise Doring Van Buren
Betsy Strauss with Denise Doring Van Buren

2017

Col. Jim Johnson
Col. Jim Johnson

2016

Eileen Mylod Hayden receives the award from Lou Lewis
Eileen Mylod Hayden receives the award from Lou Lewis