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SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society nominated several individuals and organizations who were recognized at the 60th annual meeting of the Wyoming State Historical Society held Sept. 6-7 in Torrington.
The Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum received the prestigious Chapter Award for the construction of a diorama for an exhibit in the museum titled “Crazy Horse, Crook and the Battle on Rosebud Creek.” It also received an honorable mention in the museum activities category for its work to improve and expand upon the historical information provided to those participating in Sheridan trolley tours. The award was accepted by Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum board members Judy Musgrave and Linda Grosso.
The Sheridan County Historical Society received an honorable mention for the official newsletter of the Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum, “The Log.”
Steve Woody, publisher of The Sheridan Press, received an award in the magazine and newspaper category for publishing a daily column containing historical photographs and researched stories of historic events and people in Sheridan County.
In the fine arts category, sculptor Marylee Moreland was recognized for her sculpture of western artist Elling William “Bill” Gollings on display at the Sheridan County Museum.
Bonnie West, a former educator at Henry A. Coffeen School, received a first place junior activities award for a student project that researched the history of three elementary schools, each named for an outstanding Sheridan citizen.
Trail End Historic Site Curator of Education Sharie Prout received a first place award for a hands-on history camp where students learned about curators’ work. She also received a third place award for coordinating a week-long high school history camp.
Veronica Hagemann, director of the Wyoming Girls School, received a first place award for teaching a class where students learn how to archive records and activities that relate to the history of the school.
Kevin Charlson, a teacher at Fort Mackenzie High School, received a second place award for classroom work that resulted in the research and design of four informational signs at Kendrick Park.
Tongue River Elementary School Principal Deb Hofmeier received a third place award in the junior activities category for hosting the Big Horn Elementary History Camp for the fourth year in a row.
An honorable mention in the Outstanding Educational Project category went to Jane Perkins and Judy Slack for their joint efforts in creating Sheridan Senior Center’s Salute to Veterans. Items were collected from residents for the display, which is now housed at the Sheridan County Public Library.
Mike Mackey received an honorable mention in the publications category for his book “Henry A. Coffeen: A Life in Wyoming Politics.”
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