Freeman Tilden Award Recipients


2016
Lynette Webber
Keweenaw National Historical Park

2015
Ernie Price
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

2014
Kelly VandenBerg & Melissa Senac
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

2013
Jane Farmer
Natchez Trace Parkway

2012
Renee Albertoli
Independence NHP & Edgar Allan Poe NHS

2011
Liza Stearns
Frederick Law Olmstead National Historical Site

2010
John Kirkpatrick
National Mall and Memorial Parks

2009
Shelton Johnson
Yosemite National Park

2008
Tom Cawley
Yellowstone National Park

2007
David Restivo
Glacier National Park

2006
Arvid Aase
Fossil Butte National Monument

2005
David Andrew Smith
Juan Bautista De Anza National Historical Trail

2004
Sue Fischer
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

2003
Amy Garrett
Homestead National Monument

2002
Melissa English-Rias
Martin Luther King Jr. NHS

The Freeman Tilden Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the public through interpretation by a National Park Service employee. Freeman Tilden provided a philosophical basis for interpretation in his book Interpreting Our Heritage. Nominees for this award are judged upon their creativity, originality, and positive contributions to enhancing the public’s understanding of the National Park System and the resources it protects.