Above: the 2018 Founders Award honoree: Carl Kramer
Above: Bill Ellison & Linda Raymond address the League after accepting the 20178Samuel W. Thomas Book Award.
ABOVE: Sam Thomas was a widely respected Louisville historian who authored some of the best books on local history. He was a recipient of the League's Founder's Award as well as numerous Heritage Awards. Sam was a dedicated League member who passed away in October 2012. To commemorate his wonderful legacy to Louisville history, the League established this award in his name.
This award recognizes individuals and groups that contributed in a significant manner to Louisville history in the previous years. Below are the 2017 recipients.
For previous Award recipients, click here:
Samuel W. Thomas Book Award
Beginning in 2013, the League recognizes an author who published a book in the previous year that continues the legacy of Sam Thomas, who wrote over 20 exceptional history books on local history topics.
The 2018 recipients were Bill Ellison & Linda Raymond for their book 'The Two Lives and One Passion of louise Marshall' Refer to info below. And, click here to view info on past recipients:
Named for the League's co-founders Allan Stenberg and Clyde Crews, this award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to Louisville history efforts for many years.
The 2018 Founder's Award honoree is Carl Kramer. Carl Karmer is a well-known regional historian who has written 13 books, adjunct history professor at Indiana University Southeast, authored 30 entries for the Louisville Encyclopedia and has talked to the League several times. For previous Founder Award recipients, click here:
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