Peg Newton Smith Lifetime Achievement Awardees

Established in 2003, the Peg Newton Smith Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes significant and ongoing contributions to the preservation of Arkansas heritage through a lifelong involvement in, and commitment to, the museum community and other organizations.





Bill Gatewood

Old Statehouse Museum
 2019Elizabeth GainesArkansas Railroad Museum
 2018Steve RuckerArkansas National Guard Museum


Andrew Zawacki 

Historic Arkansas Museum


Neva Boatright 

Lower White River Museum State Park 


Judith Stewart-Abernathy

Arkansas Tech University Museum 


Starr Mitchell 

Historic Arkansas Museum


Allyn Lord 

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History 


Bill Worthen 

Historic Arkansas Museum


Cathie Matthews 

Department of Arkansas Heritage 


Richard Davies 

Arkansas Parks and Tourism 


Ruth Hawkins 

Arkansas State University Museum 


Stephen Recken 

University of Arkansas at Little Rock 


Mary Fletcher Worthen 

Historic Arkansas Museum 


Charlott Jones 

Arkansas State University Museum 


Peggy Hoffman

University of Arkansas 


Bobbie Heffington

Department of Arkansas Heritage


John Ferguson

Arkansas History Commission

Arkansas Museums Association
P. O. Box 3292
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203


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