Shrewsbury Historical Society announces award recipients

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Shrewsbury Historical Society President Erik Larson (right) presents Paul Gustafson (left) with the Spirit of Shrewsbury History Award.

Shrewsbury – Three residents were recently presented awards by the Shrewsbury Historical Society for their efforts in helping to preserve aspects of the town's history.

The Spirit of Shrewsbury History Award is awarded each year to a member who has made a significant contribution to preserving history. This award was presented to Paul Gustafson for his dedicated work videotaping and broadcasting monthly meetings for the past three years.

The Society also recognizes Shrewsbury residents who have helped to preserve the town's architectural heritage. The Shrewsbury Historical Society Restoration and Preservation Award was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Danielson for the restoration and preservation of the Dr. Azor Phelps home on Main Street. Dr. Phelps was the inventor of Phelps Arcanum patent medicine.

The Shrewsbury Historical Society was organized in 1898 and incorporated on June 23, 1902. As part of its mission statement, the purpose of the Society is to “keep alive and increase interest in the history of the town of Shrewsbury.”? For more information about the Society, go to http://www.shrewsburyhistoricalsociety.org/.

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Shrewsbury Historical Society President Erik Larson (right) presents Carl Danielson (left) with the Shrewsbury Historical Society Restoration and Preservation Award.