Award Winners

 
 
 
Guests at the Awards Luncheon enjoy the fabulous Rainbow Room at the Historic Hotel Baker in St. Charles.
 
Nelson, the Sock Monkey, visits with colleagues from the Midway Village and Museum Center in Rockford.
 
Guests waiting for the Awards Luncheon to begin at the Hotel Baker's Rainbow Room.
 
 

2005 Award Winners

Volunteer of the Year
Dr. Robert E. Sterling
Joliet Area Historical Museum

Silver Service Award
Susan Belden
Historic Vandalia, Inc.

Building and Site Preservation
Superior Achievement Award

Hinsdale Historical Society, Hinsdale
The Zook House Preservation Project

Educational Programming
Superior Achievement Award
Raupp Museum, Buffalo Grove
Tiny Traders

Award of Excellence
David Davis State Historic Site, Bloomington
Dave & Abe’s Great Adventure

Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley, Geneva
Kids’ Programs – Fabyan Villa Museum

Exhibits
Superior Achievement

Lake County Discovery Museum, Wauconda
Sweetness: The Walter Payton Story

Midway Village and Museum Center, Rockford
For Lincoln and Liberty: Winnebago County in the Civil War

Award of Excellence
Aurora Historical Society, Aurora
Quilts: Layers of Tradition

Elmhurst Historical Museum, Elmhurst
Lee Sturges: Points of View

Lake County Discovery Museum, Wauconda
Bonner Heritage Farm

Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, Hartford
Over the River and Through the Woods

Raupp Museum, Buffalo Grove
From Farm to Fortune

University Museum, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Words, Wood and Wire

Wheaton Center for History, Wheaton
The Eastland Disaster: Chicago’s Titanic

Award of Merit
Naper Settlement, Naperville
People and Places: Matie Egermann’s World Doll Collection

Periodicals
Award of Excellence

Wheaton History Center
Navigator

Promotional and Informational Materials
Award of Excellence

Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb
“ Research” Brochure

Vermilion County Museum Society, Danville
Volunteer Handbook

Award of Merit
Bartlett History Museum, Bartlett
Village of Bartlett 2005-2006 Budget Covers

Popular Publications
Award of Excellence

Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, Chicago
Chicago’s 50 Years of Powwows

Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines
Koehnline Museum of Art Catalog

Award of Merit
Kenilworth Historical Society, Kenilworth
The Suburban Ideal: Architecture and Neighborhoods

St. Charles Heritage Center, St. Charles
St. Charles: Culture and Leisure in an All-American Town

Scholarly Publications
Superior Achievement Award

Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago
Encyclopedia of Television

Award of Merit
McHenry County Historical Museum, Union
The Greenwood Book

Special Projects
Superior Achievement Award
Midway Village and Museum Center, Rockford
Rockford Sock Monkey Campaign

Award of Excellence
Bartlett History Museum, Bartlett
Celebrating Bartlett School

Ethnic Heritage Museum, Rockford
La Posada

Joliet Area Historical Museum, Joliet
Collectors Showcase and Appraisal Fair

Kenilworth Historical Society, Kenilworth
View from the Path: Jens Jensen in Kenilworth

Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago
Redesigning the MBC Website

Naper Settlement, Naperville
Web Site Improvement Project

St. Charles Heritage Center, St. Charles
Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine

Vermilion County Museum Society, Danville
Wrought Iron and Railings

Award of Merit
Richland Heritage Museum Foundation, Olney
Museum Musings

Congratulations to all our winners!

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Last Updated: 10/25/2005