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Historical Society announces winners

Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Huntington County Historical Society announced their yearly awards and winners of the art contest at the November meeting on Wednesday, November 14. Members also voted to add a corporate membership to the Historical Society for $350 at the meeting.

Jim Taylor was awarded the Virginia Miller Award for his work in the preservation of Huntington County history since 1977. His most recent efforts involve the improvement of historic markers around Huntington.

The Volunteer of the Year award was given to Samantha Krumanaker for her work at the museum. She has served more than 150 hours since May.

The first Hoosier Historical Fine Art Show and Contest was sponsored by the Historical Society this year. Sixteen entries were received in mediums from woodworking to sketching. Judging was overseen by historic and art judges and the public who selected “Best in Show.”

First place in the age five to 11 category went to Drake Goetz for his picture of Roanoke. Emma Smith’s drawing of Abraham Lincoln was the winner in the age 12 to 18 category. A wooden train built by Jim Dinius won the adult category. A diorama of Modoc the elephant, an elephant who ran loose from a circus visiting Wabash, won “Best of Show” for Carrie Runyan.

The next meeting will be a Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. The Huntington County Historical Museum is located at 315 Court Street. Visit the website at or on Facebook at