There are so many incredible, strong, amazing women that live here in LaGrange and Troup County. These are our neighbors, mothers, friends, and people that make our community one of the best places to live in the entire nation. One of our local groups of ladies, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held another meeting this past Tuesday afternoon, November 21st, in order to honor one within their own ranks as they seek to recognize her through a national award and recognition, the Women in American History award. That woman was Kaye Minchew and the club is seeking to honor her for her incredible accomplishments.
Throughout the course of her career, Minchew has garnered many accomplishments on a local, state, and national level due to her work in writing and archiving. From 1985 until 2015, Minchew served as the Executive Director of the Troup County Historical Society. She is a fellow of the Society of Georgia Archivists and American Archivists. In 2010, she had the opportunity to testify before congress and the National Historical Record and Publications Commission. In recent years, Minchew’s writing has taken center stage. Her book, A President in our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia, received high praise and honor with its 2016 release. She recently co-authored another book, Managing Local Government Archives, and was recently named the Georgia Author of the Year for History.
The DAR wants to see one of their own recognized, not just amongst themselves and their friends, but also on this national level with the Women in History Award, an award that Minchew is more that qualified for. This award and Minchew’s accomplishments fall in line with the DAR’s goal of historic preservation, education, and patriotism. This is an incredible opportunity of national recognition and just one more example of women supporting other women in our own community and beyond. As they seek to honor their own, they never forget their motto of God, Home, and Country and our community is better off because of their work and dedication.