LACEY NAMES 2014 HISTORIAN OF THE YEAR
LACEY, WA, June 13, 2014: Lacey Museum volunteer Richard Jones has been named as the city’s 2014 Historian of the Year by Mayor Andy Ryder and the Lacey City Council. Lacey’s Historical Commission unanimously approved the nomination in recognition of Jones’ breadth of knowledge about the early days of Lacey’s incorporation and volunteer work at the museum.
Jones served on the first Lacey City Council in 1966, giving a presentation to Council late last year describing the early days of incorporation and the first Council meetings. He has been a regular volunteer at the museum for the past year and his knowledge of Lacey’s early history has aided in cataloguing and organizing its collection.
The award was made during the city’s observance of Lacey History Month, which encourages citizens in discovering and celebrating Lacey’s 162 years of history during the month of June and throughout the year.
For more information on the Historian of the Year program or the Lacey Historical Commission, please call the Lacey Parks and Recreation department at (360) 491-0857, or the Lacey Museum at (360) 438-0209.
- Erin Quinn Valcho, Museum Curator; (360) 438-0209; email@example.com