Evangeline Atwood Award for Excellence

The Evangeline Atwood Award for Excellence (called the Trailblazer Award prior to 1989) is given to an individual for significant long-term contributions to Alaska state or local history. The award is named for one of the founders of the Alaska Historical Society who wrote, supported, and advocated for Alaska history from the 1940s into the 1990s.

2017
Ray Hudson
2016
John Branson
2015
Lael Morgan
2014
Marie Darlin
2013
Dirk Tordoff
2012
Marilyn R. Knapp
2011
Jane Norris Williams
2010
Rosemary Carlton and Mary A. Flaherty
2009
William E. “Bill” Davis
2008
Nancy Ferrell
2007
Nancy Ricketts
2006
Willette Patricia Janes
2005
Marjorie Menzi
2004
Orcutt W. “Jack” Frost
2003
Joan Snyder
2002
Wallace M. Olson
2001
June Hall
2000
Gary Gillette
1999
Robert N. DeArmond
1998
Steve Haycox
1997
William F. Coghill
1996
Mary Barry
1995
Elisabeth Hakkinen
1994
Father Joseph Kreta
1993
Morgan Sherwood
1992
Joe Ashby
1991
Renee Blahuta
1990
Robert N. DeArmond
1989
George A. Hall
1988
John H. Cloe
1987
Phyllis DeMuth, William S. Hanable
1986
Jane Williams
1985
Elisabeth Hakkinen
1984
Lyman Woodman