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Local Legends

Each year, the History Center presents a new Local Legend, which honors someone who has contributed significantly to our community and the world.

Mr. Jack Schuler (pictured at far left) is the 2019 award recipient, marking our tenth Local Legend.

Jack joins the ranks of Jim Lovell, Adrian Smith, John Bryan, Richard Marx, Bill Kurtis and Donna LaPietra, Mark and Franklin McMahon, Ellen Stirling, Ryne Sandberg, and Marian Phelps Pawlick.

Local Legends Benefit

Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2020 Local Legend!

2019: Jack Schuler

2018: Marian Phelps Pawlick

2017: Ryne Sandberg

2016: Ellen Stirling

2015: Franklin and Mark McMahon

2014: Bill Kurtis and Donna La Pietra

2013: Richard Marx

2011: Adrian Smith

2010: Captain Jim Lovell