Heritage Awards CFSAdmin
Scott McArthur: For the last 60 years, McArthur has made significant contributions to the public’s understanding and appreciation of the Willamette Valley’s history through teaching, writing, research, and preservation. He has also been a strong supporter of the Polk County Historical Society and the Polk County Historical Museum. His work exemplifies his motto, “you do not know where you are going if you do not know where you have been”.
Elaine Butler: Through her work at the Philip Foster Farm, Butler has made significant contributions to our community’s historical knowledge. She created a high quality, history-focused educational program that provides space for teenagers to learn and participate in a 19th century environment.
Pentacle Theatre: For 62 years, the Pentacle Theatre has passed on written, visual, and oral histories of their lifetime members from one generation to another. A volunteer historian and a small, dedicated committee work tirelessly to preserve scrapbooks, photos, and memorabilia of the theater to help families remember loved ones, and to show how plays have been presented throughout the ages.
Lord & Schryver Conservancy: Dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of landscape architects, Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver, Lord & Schryver has maintained the home and gardens that were designed by the pair, including Historic Deepwood Estate and Gaiety Hollow.