Yarel Silverio Marshall, Aliali Silverio Belkus, Dario Silverio, Julia Silverio, Claudia Dengler, and Evan Silverio at the 2024 Eartha Dengler History Award Ceremony on June 20, 2024 at Central Catholic High School. Photo credit: Lussier Photography

The Lawrence History Center, founded as the Immigrant City Archives in 1978 by German immigrant Eartha Dengler, has sought from its very first days to make accessible the rich history of Lawrence and its people. 

LHC began giving the Eartha Dengler History Award back in 1998 to spotlight the efforts of and accomplishments of outstanding leaders whose talents bring development, opportunity, and that have enriched Lawrence in tangible ways.

The Lawrence History Center Board of Directors will announce the 2025 Eartha Dengler History Award recipient(s) in early 2025! 

Previous Dengler History Award Honorees: