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Louisville Historical Commission

Pioneer Award Program

The primary role of the Historical Commission is to act as an advisory board to the Louisville City Council on matters relating to the Louisville Historical Museum and Louisville history. The Commission comprises 10 members, each appointed by Louisville City Council to a four-year term.

Each year, the Louisville Historical Commission selects a new recipient of the Louisville Pioneer Award. The recipient is a person or persons or an organization who, through his/her or their business and personal activities, is recognized within the Louisville community as an active or previously active contributor to the ongoing or past successes and welfare of the community.

PAST RECIPIENTS

  • 1985  J.J. Steinbaugh
  • 1986  Charles, Iona, & Quinton Thomas
  • 1987  Dr. Lucius Cassidy Sr.
  • 1988  Joe Colacci
  • 1989  John “Ring” Dionigi
  • 1990  Martha Eberharter
  • 1991  G.R. Henning
  • 1992  Eugene Caranci
  • 1993  Susie DiGiacomo
  • 1994  Lewton McCorkle
  • 1995  Fr. Benedict Ingenito OSB
  • 1996  Frank Rizzi
  • 1997  L.C. “Bun” Graves
  • 1998  Vera Taylor
  • 1999  Eileen Schmidt
  • 2000  Eliseo Jacoe
  • 2001  Joe Carnival

 
  • 2002  Robert Ross
  • 2003  Glenn Steinbaugh
  • 2004  Donald Ross
  • 2005  Carolyn Conarroe
  • 2006  Virginia Caranci
  • 2007  Bill and Betty Buffo
  • 2008  David Ferguson
  • 2009  Patricia Seader
  • 2010  Frank Domenico
  • 2011  Lawrence Enrietto
  • 2012  George Brown
  • 2013  Barbara DiSalle
  • 2014  Marion Junior
  • 2015  Dick DelPizzo
  • 2016  Ted & Carolyn Manzanares
  • 2017  Anthony “Joe” Madonna
  • 2018  Don Buffo