Amplify: Edmond Heritage Awards Ceremony to be held on October 19, 2023
The Edmond Heritage Awards held October 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the museum at 431 S Boulevard (tickets are $70), honors individuals and organizations for their commitment to the museum and Edmond’s history. History and music enthusiasts are encouraged to take advantage of the Heritage Awards, which offers a casual atmosphere and entertainment.
The event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. Food selections provided by Gabriella’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria, Woodward Pizza, Othello’s Italian Restaurant, and Railyard Pie Company, with beer provided by Frenzy Brewing Company. Music will be the jazz and classic pop style of Katie and the Elements, sponsored by Larry and Leah Westmoreland. Additional financial support comes from TTCU Federal Credit Union, David Zornes, Randy Hiyane and Brandon Newman.
The event is held at the Edmond History Museum. Ticket price is $70, and a portion of the cost of tickets is a tax deductible contribution to the museum. RSVP at https://www.edmondhistory.org/event/edmond-heritage-awards/
Roll of Honor:
Mary Lou Gresham for creating historically-detailed sculptures of five important Edmond people: Ida Freeman, Ralph Dougherty, Kentucky Daisey, Francis Baker, and the beloved Charles Boldin, who is represented in the sculpture at the library called, “The Reader.”
Assaph “Ace” Gutowsky (posthumously) for discovering and managing the West Edmond Oil Field in the 1920s. Award being accepted by Ace’s granddaughter, Kim Gutoswky-van der Wal.
Brandon Lodge for giving new life to the historic Ice House and Creamery property by preserving the remaining buildings from the 1920s and creating an urban restaurant complex.
Historic Arts & Culture:
Cathryn Schmid, for identifying and researching 122 graves in the historic Gower Cemetery, a two-year-long project that generated 1,400 pages of ancestry and genealogical records.
Eriech Tapia for contributing countless time to Edmond through his photography and marketing skills, promotion of community-wide events, including serving as President of LibertyFest, and his service to the museum as a board member.
Sara Memmott for volunteering hundreds of hours in the museum’s Research Library & Genealogical Center as a librarian and research assistant for those requesting help with their genealogy projects since 1999.
Museum Information: Edmond History Museum hours are 10:00-5:00 Monday – Friday and 1:00-4:00 on Saturdays. To purchase event tickets, visit the museum website at www.EdmondHistory.org or call 405-340-0078.