At the annual meeting and luncheon of the Chattanooga Area Historical Association, Linda Moss Mines was presented the 2016-2017 James W. Livingood Historian of the Year Award. The James W. Livingood Historian of the Year Award is presented to the individual that exhibits a lifetime of historical contribution in promoting, preserving, maintaining, or educating the public about the vast historic resources of the Chattanooga region.
Linda Moss Mines has served as the Chairman of the History and Social Sciences Department at the Girls Preparatory School since 1995. She was recently appointed by Governor Bill Haslam to serve on the Tennessee Historical Commission. Her civic and community involvement exhibits her passion for history.
She has served as the Chattanooga (since 2008) and Hamilton County (since 2006) Historian; Chairman, Mayor’s Women’s Council, History Committee; Co-Chairman of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County 50th Anniversary of Vietnam Commemorative Committee; Chairman, 150th Anniversary Commemoration Committee, The Thirteenth Amendment; Board Member, Chattanooga History Center; First Vice-Regent, Chief John Ross Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; State Committee Vice-Chairman, State Regent’s Book Project, TSDAR; Board Member and Immediate Past President, Habitat for Humanity for the Greater Chattanooga Area; Education Committee, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park; Education Committee, National Medal of Honor Museum; Committee Member, Women in Policy, Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Initiative; Maintain speaking engagements [average 40-50 presentations yearly] related to history and civic involvement; Coordinator, Chattanooga Civil Rights Project – 50 Years Later; Volunteer, Chattanooga Veterans Clinic, Ronald McDonald House, East Side Elementary School and others. She also serves on the Erlanger Hospital Authority and will be recognized in May as a “Chattanooga Woman of Distinction.”
The award was established in 2011 in honor of historian, author, and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Professor Dr. James Weston Livingood. Dr. Livingood influenced thousands of students during his career and wrote a number of articles and books on the history of the Chattanooga area.
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