To promote our goal of "Learning from the past, and preserving for the future" the Historical Society recognizes individuals and organizations for their contribution to the preservation of the history and heritage of Lumpkin County. Such contributions are recognized by awarding Certificates of Appreciation, and the Madeleine K. Anthony Award presented for the most outstanding contribution. Additionally, 8th graders from Lumpkin County Middle School receive cash awards and a Certificate of Appreciation for essays on aspects of local history.
Each year the Society takes pleasure in recognizing individuals and organizations for their contributions to the preservation of the history and heritage of Lumpkin County during the preceding year. These contributions keep alive the legacy of the Lumpkin County community. Below are listed the Madeleine K. Anthony recipients since the award's inception. Please follow the blue link on the date to see details of that year's presentation.