Wyoming State Preservation Awards Presented

Dave Kathka, Ph.d., a former director of the Wyoming State Archives, Museums and Historical Department, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2012 Preserve Wyoming Conference held recently in Pinedale.

Dr. Kathka was presented the award by Bobbie Barrasso.

The Preserve Wyoming conference was presented by the Wyoming State Historical Preservation Office in conjunction with Wyoming Main Street, Pinedale Main Street, Alliance for Historic Wyoming, Sublette County Historic Preservation Board, Sublette County Historical Society and the Wyoming State Historical Society.

In addition to Dr. Kathka, several other entities and individuals were honored by the State Historic Preservation Office with Preservation Awards for their outstanding work and efforts.

This year’s Preservation Award winners are Jonita Sommers of Pinedale for her efforts in preserving valuable pieces of Wyoming and Sublette County history; the Sublette County Historical Society for their commitment to historic preservation; Lucille Clark Dumbrill of Newcastle for 30 years of preservation activities at the local, state and national levels; Weston County Barn Tour, a project by the Weston County Preservation Board, involving tours featuring the history of local barns; and Douglas Historic Preservation District for their efforts in preserving the Douglas POW Camp Officer’s Club and the murals within the building.

Held annually, the Preserve Wyoming Conference features workshops and speakers providing insight and education enhancing the state’s historical and preservation efforts.

Published in: on June 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm  Leave a Comment  

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