In an effort to continue fostering the growth and appreciation of Hamilton’s rich and diverse heritage, the Hamilton Historical Board began administering a heritage recognition award program that is presented in concert with the Hamilton Heritage Association’s Volunteer Recognition Awards.

The Reverend T. Melville Bailey Heritage Award
This award is given annually for recognition of lifetime achievements and significant contributions in the promotion and preservation of Hamilton’s history and heritage.

The Susan E. Bennetto Student Recognition Award
This award is given annually to students from schools across all of Hamilton.