2018 Heritage Awards

It is with great pleasure that the Museums of Western Colorado recognizes outstanding individuals and groups for their contributions toward preserving our community’s heritage at the Sixth Annual Heritage Awards, hosted at the Museum of the West. We are pleased to announce winners in the following categories:

Archeological Award

Glade V. Hadden

2018 Heritage Awards winners

George Callison Paleontological Award

Dr. Rodney Scheetz

Historian Award

Dr. Steve Schulte

Steve and Denise Hight

Preservation Award

Leslie “Bill” Ellicott

Heritage Enterprise Award

US Bank, Grand Junction

Partners in Heritage Award

Plateau Valley Historical Preservation

Grand Valley Historical Society

Museum Service Award

Evelyn Kyle

Rayne and John McLennan

In addition, we congratulate Don Kerven – Facilities Czar in honor of 20 years of service with the Museum.

“The Museum’s Heritage Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have contributed significantly to the community by preserving, researching, and supporting our historical legacy,” says Peter Booth, Museums of Western Colorado’s Executive Director. ”This is a significant undertaking that relies on the involvement of others in the community, and we thank you for your contribution.”

Recipients of each of the seven Heritage Award categories received a hand-turned Aspen wood vase made specifically for this event by Don Kerven, Museums of Western Colorado’s Facilities Director. This event was sponsored in part by Whitewater Hill Winery.