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History Hall of Fame

By: admin | March 19, 2007
Hello everyone!

Our group is looking to start a History Hall of Fame for our county, and I am curious if anyone else has done such a project as well as what was good and/or bad about it. We would like to have nominations be made each year, with the presentation of inductees at our annual Chautauqua event in July. The questions that come to mind are: Do we limit the number of inductees per year? Do we let anyone nominate someone or just members? We would like to have some sort of plaque that would have the inductees picture and why they are inducted, would it be too tacky to get corporate sponsorship for these plaques? Im sure I will think of more, but I just cant right now.

There's a PDF example at the Anderson County Museum in South Carolina, if anyone would like to see an example.


Mr. Kelly Herold

Buffalo County Historical Society, Alma, WI