Nelson receives Krueger Award

DSU English Professor, John Nelson, was a recipient of the Krueger Award given by the Lake County Historical Society (LCHS) for his work on preserving Lake County history.

Nelson has served on the LCHS board for six years, which constitutes the two-term limit and has served as president of the board for two years. For the majority of his term, he has served as writer, editor and layout coordinator for the Heritage Herald newsletter. Nelson was honored for his work on the board and for his work on the newsletter.

Nelson received the award during the 50th anniversary of the Smith-Zimmermann Museum's opening on Sunday, October 9th. He also produced a video that was shown at the event that gave a sense of what the museum dedication was like on October 16th, 1961, which you can view here at

The Krueger Award is given to four individuals and is name for Fritz Krueger, a longtime resident of Lake county who was a major supporter and contributor to the Museum.

Last Updated: 1/10/12