County Historical Society Recognizes Volunteers
The Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society has recognized three individuals for their commitment to the area’s history.
The society held its annual luncheon and meeting last week, which included the announcement of historic preservation award recipients and volunteers.
Kelly English Borman received the Callaway County Individual Preservation Award.
The county turned 200 and the historical society turned 60 in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic kept people from having public celebrations.
Borman worked with the historical society to organize a selfie scavenger hunt that included 20 historic locations around Callaway County. The goal was to get people out and celebrate birthdays safely.
As part of organizing the scavenger hunt, Borman reviewed maps, spoke with landowners and businesses, met with local officials, and promoted it.
Then in 2021, Borman did it again for the state’s 200th anniversary. This time it included Callaway County and the five neighboring counties.
She received the award for her work on both projects.
Michael Boulware (posthumously) and Sheila Burre Guthrie received the Barbara Dunavant Huddleston Volunteer Service Awards.
Boulware served on the historical society’s board of directors for 17 years, including a two-year stint as chairman.
His favorite event was the annual tractor ride, which he regularly helped organize and run.
Guthrie helps organize the historical society’s Fashion and FUN shows. She is also the head of the company’s clothing closet, which is full of vintage clothes and quilts.
She has volunteered with the historical society for over 14 years.
In addition to volunteering with the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society, Guthrie is a founding member of the Tebbetts Area Historical Society.
The Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society also presented the Corporate Callaway County Historic Preservation Award to the New Bloomfield Area Historical Society.