Millie Barbee, 2019; Courtesy RiverStreet Productions




Millie Barbee

Millie Barbee, executive director of the Historic Burke Foundation, won the award in 1989. She was recognized for her fund-raising efforts and oversight in the restoration of the Old Burke County Courthouse. She was cited for her leadership in establishing a local museum in the courthouse, the publication of an award-winning architectural inventory of Burke County, the establishment of a local Historic Properties Commission, organization of two archaeological digs and the initiation of the Quaker Meadows restoration project.