Steilacoom Historical Museum Association
The Lee Merrill Fellows Award was instituted in 1990 to recognize volunteers who quietly and effectively contribute to the Association. Lee was the second president. During his term he encouraged Harold Hellyer to develop the Apple Squeeze, the Bair Store was donated, the lamps along Lafayette Street erected, (no long standing) and his idea of the Quarterly became a reality. He was an inspirational president, and in his last President’s Letter he wrote:

“I hope that during the last two years you have received the message loudly and clearly that the well-being and strength of your Association has sprung from you, the members and your endeavors. While there has been great leadership by committee heads well known to us all, I’ve noticed that they have been almost lost in the “crowd of workers.”

THE LEE MERRILL FELLOWS AWARD

 HONORS VOLUNTEERS

The following members have been recognized for their behind the scenes participation:
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011

2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019​
​2020
2021
Esther Spreen and Jim Lester
Arline Brightman and Bob Volkmer
Florene Flowler and Bob Anderson
Don Rehburg and Mike McMullin
Members of the Task Force:  Dave Hopkins, Nancy Covert, Lenore Rogers, Linda Evanson, Don Yoder, John Watson, Gidge Campbell, Sandra Menter-Berry and Jean Swanson
Dave Hudson
Patty Ann and Allan Forsyth
Dale Welfringer
Sue Davidson and Jean Swanson
Jenny and Bob Hollister
Donna and Dennis Quackenbush
George Phillips
Joan Curtis
Orville Stout
Jackie and Jerry Dock
Lou Parker and Russ Cable
Dennis Mulvaney
Barbara Carey, Barbara Studebaker and Christina McDougall
Gloria Wing, Jack Brake and Buzz Brake
Ellen Eddington   Also special recognition given to the Forsyth/Schwab families
Lena and Tony Forsyth
Marianne Bull and the Education Committtee:  Judy Hopkins, Chair   Gloria Wing, Mary Ann Ballew, Susan Small, Susanne Bacon, Maria Fletter, Nancy Covert, Buzz Brake
George Rybolt, Donna Quackenbush
Bob Mize, Brad Randall,  Buzz Brake
Denise and Dieter Mielimonka
Patti Young, Tim Bull, Michelle Pihlman
Diane Franklin, John O’Reilly
Maria Burdette, Daniel Sebers.
Mark Braegelmann
Randi Slatten, Dick Muri, Lessie Tompkins
Mike McLaughlin, Lenore Rogers