2009 Keepers of the Culture Awards

Local writer, conservationist, farm family to be honored
YORK, SC – Nationally acclaimed musician and storyteller David Holt will perform at the Culture & Heritage Museums’ 11th annual Keepers of the Culture awards ceremony, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St. in York.

The award honors individuals who possess a deep commitment to preserving, communicating and connecting the cultural history of our community. The 2009 honorees are Dan Huntley, Lindsay Pettus and the Jeff Wilson Family.
For the past 25 years, journalist and author Dan Huntley has told the stories of people and place related to county and regional heritage. His work is distinguished by his attention to detail and relation to historical and contemporary contexts.
As founder and director of the Katawba Valley Land Trust, Lindsay Pettus has played a critical role in preserving the heritage of the Catawba River Basin. A noted local historian, Pettus has invested time, energy and financial resources to develop archives and collections related to the history of our area.

The generous donation of the Jeff Wilson Family farm into the conservation easement ensures the property will remain farmland. Cotton Hills Farm has been in the Wilson family since 1882. In 2002, the family began a school program that has introduced area children to farm life.

The Keepers of the Culture Awards are sponsored by Will Close and Bank of York.
Cost: $8 for members, $10 for non-members.

Keepers of the Culture Awards
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009
McCelvey Center
212 E. Jefferson St., York, SC

The Culture & Heritage Museums is a linked system of cultural institutions in York County, SC, which includes Historic Brattonsville, McCelvey Center, Museum of York County, the future museum on the Catawba River and the new children's museum in Old Town Rock Hill.