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Griffin Yeatman Award Presented to William Schott

Posted on: December 14, 2018
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SHARONVILLE, Ohio – The Hamilton County Recorder’s Office presented William P. Schott with the Griffin Yeatman Award on Monday December 10, 2018 at a reception in his honor hosted by Heritage Village Museum and Educational Center. David Pittinger, Hamilton County Recorder Chief of Staff, was on hand to present the award.

Griffin Yeatman was a Cincinnati pioneer and the first elected Hamilton County recorder serving from 1828 through 1835. The Griffin Yeatman Award has been presented by the Hamilton County Recorder’s Office annually since 1994 to recognize citizens and groups who volunteer their time and services to the excellence in historic preservation concerning the history of Hamilton County.

William Schott received the award in recognition of his work as a volunteer and benefactor for Heritage Village Museum and Educational Center, in Sharonville, Ohio. He has worked tirelessly to maintain and beautify the grounds in and around the 13 historical buildings. He has volunteered his time in many ways including: maintaining a working train diorama in the 1872 Chester Park Station, setting up a booth to hand out Fricasseed Peanuts, and being responsible for wagon rides. His countless hours of outstanding and dedicated service are a tremendous benefit to Heritage Village Museum and its visitors.

William Schott has provided financial support to bring a one-room schoolhouse to the Village. He has also financed the replacement of roofs on two of the historic buildings, Somerset Church and Vorhes House. Mr. Schott’s selfless contributions of time and financial support have been instrumental in the maintenance and preservation of the important structures and grounds of Heritage Village Museum and Educational Center and will enable future generations to enjoy the Village and learn about the history of Hamilton County.

For more information call 513-563-9484 or visit www.HeritageVillageCincinnati.org.

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