Franklin resident Pam Lewis given preservation award

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Longtime Franklin resident and preservationist Pam Lewis was honored this year at the Save The Franklin Battlefield's (STFB) annual membership dinner and awards banquet, held at St. Paul's Otey Hall in Franklin.

Lewis was presented with the Tennie Pinkerton Dozier Award for her dedication and leadership in preserving the Harrison House, the Franklin Battlefield and Middle Tennessee history.

“I am both humbled and honored,” Lewis said. “I’m usually the person behind the scenes helping other people get awards, so this is a new experience for me.”

Audience members included her mother, Joan Lewis, whom she credited with her love of history, Mary Pearce, Bo and Carolyn Stewart, Dr. Sam Gant, Julian Bibb, Jim Hoobler, Dana Blickwielder, Alma McLemore, Nancy Conway, Nancy Bassett, Sam Huffman, former Franklin Alderman Mike Skinner, Brian and Lisa Beathard, Mike Walker, Angela and Porter Calhoun, and Hunter Kay, among others. 

Lewis has held board positions on The Tennessee State Museum Board, Tennessee Preservation Trust, Heritage Foundation of Williamson County and Music Row Preservation Trust and served as an alderman, vice mayor and planning commissioner for the city of Franklin during a pivotal time of land reclamation for the city. She continues to chair the Franklin Civil War Preservation Commission and is a member of the Housing Commission.

Save The Franklin Battlefield is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of Civil War sites in Williamson County. For more information, to join, make donations and receive newsletters, go to the Save the Franklin Battlefield’s website or follow on Facebook.

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