2012 Jeanne Clarke Award Winners Honoured
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Susan Sedgwick, Prince George Public Library Board Chair, Dr. Anne George, and Trelle Morrow photo courtesy PG Library
Prince George, BC - This year's recipients of the Jeanne Clarke Award for outstanding contributions to the preservation of local history were honoured at a reception at the Prince George Public Library last night.
The Service Award went, posthumously, to Kent Sedgwick who passed away in December. His widow, Susan, accepted this year's plaque. Sedgwick also won the award in 1991 and 2009. The former CNC instructor was a valuable resource to many local historians, as indicated in the acknowledgements of numerous books in the library's local history collection.
In addition, the library has renamed the award it presents each year to a deserving student at the district heritage fair the 'Kent Sedgwick Memorial Award for Research' in recognition of Sedgwick's legacy.
This year's Publication Award was bestowed upon local author, Trelle Morrow, for his latest book, "The Grand Trunk Pacific and Other Fort George Stuff," published by CNC Press. The book chronicles the arrival of the railway in the region and cultural, social, and economic effects that came with it.
The Jeanne Clark Awards were established in 1985 to honour the former board chair who served from 1977 to 1984.
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