Newsome Award

The Federation sponsors the annual Albert Ray Newsome Awards.

Albert Ray Newsome served as secretary of the North Carolina Historical Commission and as professor of history at UNC-Chapel Hill. He was a strong advocate for the study and preservation of local history.

The award named in his honor recognizes outstanding achievements in preserving local history by member organizations. The recipients receive a $250 cash prize and a framed certificate. Presentations are made at the annual joint meeting of the Federation and the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association held in November of each year.

View the Newsome Award Guidelines & Nomination Form

A list of past recipients appears below.

YEAR

RECIPIENT

2014

Edenton Historical Commission

2013

Wake County Historical Society

2012

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science

2011

Preservation Society of Chapel Hill

2011

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

2011

Honorable Mention: Old Hickory Council, BSA/Camp Raven Knob Historical Association

2010

Gaston County Museum of Art and History

2009

Duplin County Historical Society

2009

Gates County Historical Society

2009

Honorable Mention: Coinjock Ruritan Club

2008

Greensboro Historical Museum

2008

Phoenix Society for African-American Research

2007

Lincoln County Historical Association

2006

Cashiers Historical Society

2006

Lower Cape Fear Historical Society

2005

Currituck County Historical Society

2005

World War II Wilmington Home Front Heritage Coalition

2005

Honorable Mention:Lincoln County Historical Association

2004

North Carolina Piedmont Living History Association

2004

Cooleemee Historical Association

2003

Sankofa Center

2003

Gates County Historical Society

2003

Honorable Mention: Warren County Historical Association

2002

Chatham County Historical Association

2001

Beaufort Historical Association

2001

Jackson County Historical Association

2000

Duplin County Historical Society

1999

Haywood Hall

1999

Chicamacomico Historical Association

1998

Gates County Historical Society

1998

Carteret County Historical Society

1997

Railroad House Historical Association

1997

Transylvania County Historical Society

1996

The Country Doctor Museum

1996

Yadkin County Historical and Genealogical Society

1995

Survey Committee of the Martin County Historical Society

1995

Whalehead Preservation Trust

1994

Moore County Historical Association

1993

Surry County Historical Society

1993

Historic Burke Foundation

1992

Greater Fair Bluff Historical Society

1992

Historic Salisbury Foundation

1991

Wayne County Historical Association

1991

Gates County Historical Association

1990

Cooleemee Historical Association

1990

Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County

1989

Alamance County Historic Properties Commission

1989

Wayne County Historical Association

1988

Beaufort Historical Association

1988

Yadkin County Historical and Genealogical Society

1987

High Point Historical Society

1987

Broad River Genealogical Society

1986

Catawba County Historical Society

1986

Wake County Historical Society

1985

Mordecai Square Historical Society

1985

Broad River Historical Society

1984

Historic Salisbury Foundation

1984

Historic Preservation Society of Durham

1984

Honorable Mention: Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County

1983

Murfreesboro Historical Society

1983

Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Properties Commission

1982

Rockingham County Historical Society