2015: Donald Soctomah, for working to preserve the language, history, culture and land base of the Passamaquoddy people in Maine.
2010: Joe Conforti, for founding the American and New England Studies Program at University of Southern Maine, for his regional history scholarship, and for his generosity and accessibility statewide.
2005: Neil Rolde, for his extraordinary contributions to the interpretation of Maine history as a historian and author and his encouragement and support of the humanities in Maine as a Representative in the State Legislature.
2003: Karan Sheldon and David Weiss, co-founders of Northeast Historic Film in Bucksport, for their contributions to the preservation and interpretation of New England’s historic moving-image history.
1999: Billie Gammon, for her leadership in the field of “hands-on” history through her founding of the Norlands Living History Center in Livermore Falls.
1998: Tabitha King, for her efforts to kindle a passion for reading and a love of ideas in Maine people of all ages.