2012 Public Program Award Winner Announced
Neenah resident Ethwell "Eddy" Hanson was recently featured in the "Neenah Notables." Eddy wrote many hit songs, including one for Gene Autry. In 1951 he composed "The Wisconsin Waltz," which was adopted as the official state waltz in 2001.
Neenah County Historical Society Wins Award for its 'Neenah Notables' Program
The Neenah Historical Society was awarded the 2012 Public Programs Award for its "Neenah Notables" program.
About the Award
This award honors outstanding work in a new Wisconsin history public program. The award is presented to a Wisconsin organization that has launched an exceptional history public program during the preceding year.
About 'Neenah Notables'
The local historical society developed the "Neenah Notables" program in response to its mission of focusing on the stories of the community's many noteworthy citizens. This program took place over several months in the fall and winter of 2011.
The judges concurred that program was extremely well researched and had a large following, partly due to outstanding promotion and the design of the marketing materials. The panel also noted that the series used varying forms of public programming. See more information on "Neenah Notables" on the Neenah Historical Society website.
The panel of judges from the Wisconsin Historical Society recommended the local historical society receive the award. The Wisconsin Historical Society's Board of Curators approved the 2012 Public Program Award.