Carol Claesges named Hero of History

Curator and Secretary of the Marquette County Historical Society Carol Claesges was named Hero of History for 2022 by the Marquette County Historical Society at the annual meeting.  President Rich Faltz presented Carol with a certificate and a gift of appreciation.  Her name was added to the Hero of History plaque in the museum in Westfield.

Carol has been the impetus behind an extensive reorganizing and cataloguing of artifacts so that they are safely recorded and stored.  She has developed various indexes to make finding artifacts easier.  Carol also has organized the annual Cookie Walk for many years and takes on special projects like the recent 60thanniversary dance in 2022.  She spends many hours each week volunteering for the historical society and is skilled at researching family histories for those who seek help from MCHS.  

Carol joins the list of previous awardees of the special designation of Hero of History.  

2010  Fran Sprain

2011  Esther Brancel

2012 Neil and Pat Kruger

2013  Clint Kolpin

2014  Roberta Johnson

2015  Gene Yates

2016  Mary Jean Thalacker

2017  Janet Pope, Ella Faye Johnson

2018  Ed Thalacker

2019  Joan and Norm Ingraham

2020 Greg Smith

2021 Kathleen McGwin

2022 Carol Claesges

President of the Marquette County Historical Society Rich Faltz presented Carol Claesges with the Hero of History award at the annual meeting recently.  Carol is on the board of directors and is curator and secretary.  Her extensive work on cataloguing artifacts has made great improvements to the safe storage of the society’s collection.