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Greens honored by Historical Society

Jim and Paula Green.
The East Tennessee Historical Society’s (ETHS) annual Awards of Excellence were presented at the organization’s Annual Meeting in May at the Foundry on the World’s Fair Site in Knoxville.

Since 1982, the Society has annually recognized individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation, promotion, programming, and interpretation of the region’s history.

Paula Green and the late James “Jim” Green received the Lifetime Achievement in Living History Interpretation Award.

“If you don’t know where you came from, you won’t know where you’re going” was the motto of Jim and Paula Green.

With a great commitment to historical accuracy, the husband and wife team shared the region’s history with both young and old through active participation and leadership in the Sons of the Revolution and Tennesseans for Living History. Jim portrayed a Long Hunter. The pair generously shared their expertise and time at a myriad of events, festivals, and student programs. Jim will be missed by many.