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Susan Arthur Historical Preservation Award

susan-arthurSusan Arthur, president and one of the leading founders of the Knox Historical Museum, passed away November 15, 2005 but is not forgotten.

Shortly after her passing, the GFWC/KFWC Barbourville Junior Woman's Club created an annual award in Ms. Arthur's honor in recognition of her many efforts in the preservation of Knox County history.

The Susan Arthur Historical Preservation Award was presented for the first time on October 2, 2006 during the Daniel Boone Festival and has been presented every year since.

A complete listing of winners, with links to articles about them, follows.

Read the tribute to Susan Arthur, which appeared in The Knox Countian magazine.


Bert Scent receives 2019 Susan Arthur Award

Note: Bert Scent, left, received the Susan Arthur Preservation Award during the 2019 Daniel Boone Festival. The Barbourville Junior Woman's Study Club's Susie Dunaway did the honors. The Club's Preshus Howard provided the text.

This year’s recipient has worked very hard during his lifetime to preserve and promote Knox County’s heritage and history! He is a man of many talents and he tells his stories thru pictures! He has spent his life collecting, photographing, writing about and preserving our local history.

Read more: Bert Scent receives 2019 Susan Arthur Award

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