Arthur St. Clair Historic Preservation Awards bestowed
Historical preservation efforts can take many forms, as evidenced by this year's Arthur St. Clair Historic Preservation Awards, presented Oct. 23 by the Westmoreland County Historical Society.
At dinner in the Greensburg Country Club, this varied group of honorees was recognized:
• Artist Robert Griffing, whose finely detailed historical paintings focus on 18th-century Eastern Woodland Indians, their culture and everyday life and interactions with European trappers, settlers and soldiers.
• The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at St. Vincent College, with more than 400 pieces, one of the world's largest collections of “figured and fancy” jacquard woven bed covers. Accepting on behalf of the gallery was curator Lauren Churilla.
• Evelyn Baker Ruffing, for leading efforts to restore the Simpson's Voting House in Derry Township. When it was abandoned in 2004, the one-room building was the longest continually used polling place in Westmoreland County. Fulfillment of the project saw the building back in use for the May 2013 election.
During dinner, John Mickinak updated diners on the society's fundraising project to bid on the Civil War collection of New Alexandria native and Union Army Col. Thomas Foster Gallagher in an auction set for Nov. 2.
Dinner committee members were Chairwoman Mary Ellen Miller, Linda Assard, Helen Auman, Dick and Barbara Flock and Bruce and Sally Shirey.
Seen: WCHS Executive Director Lisa Hays, Joanna Moyar, Louise Tilzy-Bates, Melanie Ansell, Phil and Gladys Light, Lou and Joan DeRose, David Assard, Dr. George and Linda Austin, Terry Graft and Linda Brown, GeorgeShaner and Michael Philopena, Chuck and Nancy Anderson and Ted Kopas.
Also, Duane Miller, Donald Lettrich, Robert Lettrich, Bob and Carolyn Stutzman, Dave and Debbie Delisi, Tom and Donnis Headley, F. James and Carol McCarl, Corey Churilla, Martin Keck, Tom and Susan Tanto, Wylie and Linda Overly and Bob and Arlene Kendra.
— Shirley McMarlin
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