The Sullivan County Historical Society selects award winners annually, in two categories:

History Maker
The History Maker Award is given to a person who has had a significant and positive influence on the life of Sullivan County or, more broadly, on the life of the nation or the world.

History Preserver
The History Preserver Award is given to a person who has done significant work in preserving and interpreting Sullivan County history.

Our 2022 Awards Presentation

Sullivan County Historical Society Vice President Aldo Troiani presents a History Preserver Award to the Frederick A. Cook Society represented by President Carol Smith Troiani.

Accepting a History Preserver Award for the Time and the Valleys museum from VP Aldo Troiani is volunteer Lynn Priebe, right.

Sullivan County Historical Society President Suzanne Cecil and Vice President Aldo Troiani look on as Peggy Richardson and Keith Krauss accept the History Preserver Award for the Cochecton Preservation Society.

Sullivan County Historical Society President Suzanne Cecil and Vice President Aldo Troiani call on John Conway, the president of The Delaware Company, to accept History Preserver Awards for both the company and for programming of Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History at Narrowsburg.

Suzanne Cecil, Aldo Troiani & Brian Scardefield at the 2022 annual awards dinner

Sullivan County Director of Parks & Recreation Brian Scardefield accepts his History Preserver Award from SCHS President Suzanne Cecil and Vice President Aldo Troiani. Scardefield oversees six county venues including the Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Canal Interpretive Center in Summitville and the county’s Museum & Cultural Center in Hurleyville.

Left to right, representatives of the honored organizations accepting the 2022 History Preserver Award at the annual dinner of the Sullivan County Historical Society are: Shirley Fulton, Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum; Suzanne Cecil, Sullivan County Historical Society; Aldo Troiani, Sullivan County Historical Society; Carol Troiani, The Frederick A. Cook Society; Ruth Huggler, Basket Historical Society; John Conway, The Delaware Company and Fort Delaware; Brian Scardefield, Delaware & Hudson Canal Linear Park and Sullivan County Department of Parks and Recreation; Keith Krauss and Peggy Richardson, Cochecton Preservation Society; Lynn Priebe, Time and the Valleys Museum. Not pictured: Roscoe O & W Railway Museum, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Ten Mile River Scout Museum, Mamakating Environmental Education Center, Mamakating Historical Society, Town of Lumberland Museum, Catskill Art Society, and Tusten Historical Society.