For more than a decade, groups and organizations working on behalf of the preservation and dissemination of West Virginia's history and historical resources have recognized the dedication and labor of their most significant contributor through the annual History Day "History Heroes" awards. History Heroes are individuals who go beyond the call of duty to ensure the success of local history, genealogy, preservation and museum organizations. The contributions of all History Heroes have been recognized during History Day programs, with most honorees present to receive their award. Their combined work makes a statement most deserving of this statewide public recognition. These recipients have been recognized for their grassroots efforts, years of dedicated behind-the-scenes services, or for a significant contribution such as preserving a site or collection, or publishing a work of family or local history.
For more information about the History Hero Awards, contact Joe Geiger.
West Virginia Archives and History