By Haley Loquercio | Intern, Office of Communication, Education, and Outreach
On June 20, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites awarded former Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard the Heritage Keeper Award. This high honor is given to an Indiana leader who embodies the Hoosier spirit through leadership, achievements, and service.
The ceremony included a performance by the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Honors Choir, welcome remarks by Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites President and CEO Cathy Ferree, and award presentation by Chair of Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Board of Directors William Browne, Jr. and Former First Lady Judy O’Bannon Willsey.
As part of the program, Justice Mark Massa moderated a discussion between former Chief Justice Shepard and current Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush about the work of the Indiana Supreme Court.
Previous awardees include Former First Lady Judy O’Bannon Willsey; Former Governors Evan Bayh, Mitch Daniels, Joe Kernan, and Mike Pence; and Sarah L. and John C. Lechleitheer.
Congratulations to our former Chief Justice for this prestigious award!