The Katherine Drake Hart Award

Past Award Winners 

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Sue Brandt McBee, co-founder of the Austin History Center Association, was the first recipient of the Katharine Drake Hart History Preservation Award in 1991.

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Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, founder and director of the Voces Oral History Center at UT, was the 2019 Recipient of the Katharine Drake Hart History Preservation Award.

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Gloria Mata Pennington, a community leader and preservationist, was the 2020 Recipient of the Katharine Drake Hart History Preservation Award.

1991 - SUE MCBEE

 

1992 - EMMETT SHELTON & DOROTHY DEPWE

 

1993 - AUDRAY BATEMAN RANDLE

 

1994 - DRURY BLAKE ALEXANDER

 

1996 - DEALEY HERNDON

 

1997 - WAYNE BELL

 

1998 - MATT KREISLE

 

1999 - MARIAN B. DAVIS

 

2000 - MARY JO COOPER

 

2001 - BINNIE & DAVID HOFFMAN

 

2002 - BETTY BAKER

 

2003 - KAREN KOCHER

 

2004 - BIRUTA CELMIN KEARL

 

2005 - DR. DAVID B. GRACY

 

2006 - ED VAN de VORT

 

2007 - MICHAEL BARNES

                                                                       

2019 - Dr. MAGGIE RIVAS-RODRIGUEZ

2020 - GLORIA MATA PENNINGTON

Learn more about "Pop the Whip," the sculpture given each year to the winner of the Katherine Drake Hart Award. "Pop the Whip" was designed and sculpted by the late Bob Coffee, a founding member of the AHCA.