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FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 30, 2019) – The 40th annual presentation of the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Preservation Awards took place Wednesday, May 29 at Berry Hill Mansion in Frankfort honoring excellence in the preservation of Kentucky’s historic buildings and cultural resources. The program is sponsored in partnership with the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office.Milly Ann Stewart received the highest honor bestowed during the ceremony, the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Award, for her lifetime of service and philanthropy on behalf of many of Kentucky’s most iconic historic sites, including the Stewart Home and School, Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House, and the Old State Capitol in Frankfort. Among other accomplishments, she chaired the “Save the Mansion” campaign under Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. and First Lady Phyllis George Brown, to restore and modernize the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion in the early 1980s.
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