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During our Annual Awards Dinner of the past years, our Award Winners are as follows:

2013: The Premier Dinner

History Maker: Daniel Doty and George M. Verity

History Preserver: George Crout and Harry Finkelman

Lifetime Achievement: Everett Sherron

2014: A Night At the Paramount

History Maker: Frank Diver and Stephen Vail

History Preserver: Sam Ashworth and Perry Thatcher

Best Dressed: Sam Ashworth and Prema Irelan

2015: Back to School

History Maker: Kayla Harrison

History Preserver: Roger Miller

Middletown Apple Award: Barbara Schick and Richard Gardner

2016: FAB 50 Birthday Extravaganza

History Maker: Jerry Lucas

History Preserver: J. Knight Goodman

Pillar of Excellence: Middletown Community Foundation

2017: Musical Middletown:

History Maker: Kyle Schwarber

History Preserver: Debra Morrison-Snider

Pillar of Excellence: Middletown Symphony

2018: Tuned In

History Maker: Patrick Kessler

History Preserver: Frank Frisch

Pillar of Excellence: Rick Lawson

2019: Industrial Middletown

Historial Maker: Charles Hook

History Preserver: Ova Wireman

Pillar of Excellence: AK Steel


2022: Manchester Memories

History Maker: Paul Sorg

History Preserver: Jay & Linda Moorman

Presidents Award:  Manchester Hotel

2023: Artists of Middletown 

History Maker: John Tytus

History Preserver: William B. Rehse

Presidents Award: Middletown Arts Center

We are proud to announce that the Middletown Historical Society's 2024 will be on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 5:45 p.m. at the Shartle House Museum located at 120 North Verity Parkway, Middletown, OH 45042.

​This year's theme is Retro Retail, showcasing downtown Middletown's retail industry over the decades. 

Below are this years nominees for our coveted History Maker and History Preserver Awards.   Follow the link below to cast your vote for our awards.  


Follow the link below to purchase your tickets to this coveted event. We look forward to seeing everyone at this historical event. 

History Makers: A person/group who has played a significant role in making history in Middletown or making history and being from Middletown.

  • Todd Bell: NFL Star and Ohio State Defensive Back.

  • Clarence "Butch" Carter: NBA Player and Coach

  • Cris Carter: Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee and NFL Star.

  • Robert “Sonny” Hill:  Middletown’s First African American Mayor.

  • McGuire Sisters: Vocal Trio

  • Clarence Page: American Journalist, Columnist and Senior Member of the Chicago Tribune.

  • Susan Perkins: Miss America 1978.

  • Helen (Gerber) Ramsdell: Longtime Middletown Singer and Vocal Coach.

  • Terry Rukavina: All America Girl's Baseball League Player.

  • James “Choppy” Saunders: Middletown’s First African American City Council Member.

  • Shepherd Sisters: Vocal Quartet

  • Dr. Frank Simon: Assistant Director for the John Philip Sousa Band and Director of the Armco Band

  • William Calvin Verity, Jr.: Secretary of Commerce under President Ronald Reagan

  • Write In:  You are able to write in your candidate.  Past winners are not eligible. 

History Preservers: A person/group who has played a significant role in preserving or recording the history of Middletown.​

  • Mark and Traci Barnett:  Owners, Preservers and Restorers of the Sorg Mansion. 

  • Doug Bean: Director of Middletown Public Library for 37 years.

  • Pat Brewer:  Middletown Artist

  • James Cox Family

  • Herbert Fall: Middletown Artist of Historical People, Places and Events in Middletown History

  • Dave Francis: Sponsor of Annual Middletown History Calendar

  • Jack Howard:  Middletown Illustrator of Historical Pictures

  • Middletown Pioneer Cemetery Board: Preserver of Middletown's Final resting place of early Middletownians. 

  • Ann Mort:  Community Preservation Activist and Author

  • South Main Street Historic District / PRISM: Non-Profit Organization to Assist in the Preservation and Revitalization of the South Main Street Historic District.

  • Judge William Todhunter: Involved in the founding of the library and Middletown History Recorder

  • Wilifred Vorhis:  Historian and Author of Middletown History

  • Woodside Cemetery and Arboretum: Preserver of final resting place of Middletownians

  • Write In:  You are able to write in your candidate.  Past winners are not eligible. 

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