2023 – Sue Deyoe – Award for Lifetime Achievement

Our Lifetime Achievement awardee is Sue Deyoe, former executive director of Talkeetna Historical Society! Christine Carpenter presented the award:

“When Sue was hired by the Talkeetna Historical Society, the museum was on the verge of folding. With Sue’s guidance and vision, not to mention tenacity and passion, she has brought the museum to be a much loved part of the community. Under Sue’s tenure, the museum was able to start an endowment; develop a master plan for the many historic buildings owned by the museum in town; install a walking tour; foster an excellent working relationship with the National Park Service; and create a thriving year-round tour program. After many years of service, Sue retired this year, and I think it would be remiss to not acknowledge her dedication to the historical society, museum, Talkeetna community, and Alaska museum field.”