SULLIVAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HISTORY PRESERVER AWARD 2013
JOHN B. (Jack) NIFLOT (2/10/35 - 6/22/13)
Town of Fremont Board Member and Historian, whose dedication and advocacy for understanding and preserving the history and heritage of the Upper Delaware Valley is best exemplified by his co-founding of the Basket Historical Society in 1980, establishing its museum in Long Eddy and publishing/editing its newsletter, the ECHO, continuously since then.
Jack, a Charter Member and past president of the Upper Delaware Heritage Alliance was recognized for his extraordinary contributions related to local heritage” and also served as an officer and board member of the Upper Delaware Council for nearly two decades. Jack’s photographs, research records, postcard collections, poetry and other writings have inspired so many to appreciate and enjoy the Upper Delaware and help secure its future by fostering an appreciation of its past.