Historical Society to Toast Annual Award Winners

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(Image courtesy of the Indiana Women's Prison) The Indiana Women's Prison in Indianapolis will be honored in the Outstanding Event or Project Category for their work focusing on the history of women's incarceration in the state. (Image courtesy of the Indiana Women's Prison) The Indiana Women's Prison in Indianapolis will be honored in the Outstanding Event or Project Category for their work focusing on the history of women's incarceration in the state.
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An event Monday in downtown Indianapolis will honor the accomplishments of state history-focused individuals and organizations. The Indiana Historical Society's annual Founder's Dinner will celebrate winners in categories including Outstanding Bicentennial Project.

Honorees for Monday's event at the Indiana History Center are:

Caleb Mills Indiana History Teacher of the Year

  • Andrea Neal, Indianapolis
  • Michael Potts, Ellettsville

Dorothy Riker Hoosier Historian

  • Dr. Kenneth J. Schoon, Munster
  • Eunice Brewer-Trotter, Indianapolis

Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement

  • Rita Kohn, Indianapolis

Hubert Hawkins History

  • Carolyn I. Schmidt, Fort Wayne
  • Denis and Pat Schrank, Batesville

Willard C. Heiss Family History/Genealogy

  • Lee Bilderback, Holland

Outstanding Event or Project

  • History Center, Fort Wayne
  • Indiana Women's Prison, Indianapolis

Outstanding Historical Organization

  • Madison County Historical Society, Anderson
  • Porter County Museum, Valparaiso

Outstanding Bicentennial Project

  • Indiana Barn Foundation/Indiana Bicentennial Barn Quilt, Indianapolis
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