The Patrick Henry Leadership Award was created in 2010 and recognizes those who have worked to preserve Hanover’s rich history and heritage. This recognition is for leadership including action efforts in preservation, historical interpretation, education, etc. of Hanover County’s dense and diverse history and heritage.

The first awards were presented October 24, 2010 at what has become the Society’s annual Fall Awards, Membership and Fundraiser Gala. In keeping with the award’s Hanover history tradition, the event is held at a historic property or location in the county. The Host and Sponsor levels provide much of the event support along with the Individual and Couple participants. Special event recognition of our Hosts and Sponsors is afforded along with additional benefits. Please join us each year for this gala and major recognition event!!


Recipients of the
Patrick Henry Leadership Award


2010
at Hickory Hill
Helen Kay Yates
Lois W. Wickham


2011
at Cool Water
Hon. Frank D. Hargrove, Sr.
and Oriana Hargrove (deceased)
Dr. Robert Bluford, Jr.


2012
at Rural Plains
Anne Geddy Cross
Richmond National Battlefield Park
David Ruth, Superintendent


2013
at Scotchtown
Linda H. Marks
William E. Winfrey


2014
at White Plains
Barbara Duke Jones
Jim Davis
and
Ben Buckley of the
Blue and Gray Education Society


2015
at Janeway
Virginia Darnell
John T. Tucker, III
of the
Parson's Cause Foundation


2016
at Hickory Hill Restored
Roseanne Shalf of the Ashland Museum
David Deal of the
Hanover Tavern Foundation


2013 recipient Linda H. Marks
and HCHS President Art Taylor


2013 recipient William E. Winfrey


2014 recipient Barbara Duke Jones


2014 recipients Jim Davis and Ben Buckley
of the Blue & Gray Education Society


2015 recipients
John T. Tucker, III and Virginia Darnell,
with HCHS President Art Taylor


2016 recipients
Roseanne Shalf and David Deal
with HCHS President Faye Wade