Louisville Historical League presents annual Heritage Awards

Broken Sidewalk among those honored by historical group.

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Over last weekend, members and supporters of the Louisville Historical League gathered at Locust Grove for their annual meeting. At the event, League leaders recapped recent events and laid out a blueprint for the upcoming year. Don’t miss the next League event coming up on April 23 when Carl Kramer will present a talk titled “River of Time: A History of American Commercial Lines” at the ACL headquarters in Jeffersonville.

At the end of the meeting, eight individuals and groups were honored with the League’s annual Heritage Awards—and we’re proud to report that Broken Sidewalk was among those recognized.

(Broken Sidewalk)
(Broken Sidewalk)

Service as emcee for the afternoon, architect Steve Wiser introduced each recipient and handed out a commemorative framed print of historic Louisville architecture created by LHL board member Wadia Newman.

The League issues Heritage Awards each year, including two special awards—the Samuel W. Thomas Book Award and the Founders’ Award. Below is a listing of this year’s recipients. Congratulations to all!

Charles Arrington, for advocacy of local aviation history.

Don Haag, for Schnitzelburg history.

Branden Klayko, for advocacy and historical writing via Broken Sidewalk.

National Jug Band Jubilee / Kentuckiana Blues Society, for historical headstones.

Jack Koppel, for Louisville cemetery history.

Ken McGuire, for Camp Zachary Taylor history.

John David Myles, recipient of the Samuel W. Thomas Book Award for Historic Architecture of Shelby County, Kentucky, 1792–1915.

Gary Falk, recipient of this year’s Founder’s Award.

Broken Sidewalk editor Branden Klayko also joined the League’s board this year.

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