"History Hero" awards are presented on History Day, an annual event at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History in Charleston. The recipients of the award are individuals who have made significant contributions to the preservation of local or regional history.
Erin Smith, a 2007 graduate of Fairmont State University and currently a student at Virginia Tech, organized the Veterans' Oral History Project in Calhoun County. Erin provided training for interviewers, acquired recording equipment, encouraged public involvement in locating veterans, scheduled interviews, and made all necessary arrangements. The recordings are now available to the public and provide a valuable resource. She is an asset to both the Calhoun County Historical Society and the county. [Text from History Hero program, published by WV Archives & History.]