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QUABOAG HISTORICAL SOCIETY
West Brookfield, Massachusetts

The Lucy Stone Award
Lucy Stone, the West Brookfield-born abolitionist and suffragist, is the namesake of an annual citizenship award given by the Quaboag Historical Society. 

 Stone, the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree, was a feminist before the term had even come into use. She openly supported rights for women and railed against slavery in an era when women weren't supposed to publicly voice opinions.


The state has designated March 8 as Lucy Stone Day. Winners of the award, who must be nominated, are announced each year during the second week of March.

 Stone, the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree, was a feminist before the term had even come into use. She openly supported rights for women and railed against slavery in an era when women weren't supposed to publicly voice opinions.
The state has designated March 8 as Lucy Stone Day. Winners of the award, who must be nominated, are announced each year during the second week of March.


Past Recipients


 Stephanie Benoit (2015-New Braintree)

Charles "Bud" Fahey (2014-East Brookfield)

Lois O'Leary & Wilfred A. Steadman (2013-Brookfield)

Kenneth Crimes (2012-Brookfield)

Richard “Tabby” Leblanc (2011-North Brookfield)

Linda Jean Carpenter (2010-West Brookfield)

Mrs. Barbara Clancy (2009-Brookfield)

Mrs. Suzanne Lewandowski (2008-North Brookfield)

Mr. Robert Wilder (2007-Brookfield)

Mr. John J. Murphy (2006-West Brookfield)

Mr. Joseph Craig (2006-New Braintree)

Mr. Ronald Couture (2005-Brookfield)

Mr. Philip Pierce (2004-Brookfield)

Mr. Richard Fiske (2003-North Brookfield)

Mrs. Jane Dolan (2002-Warren)

Mrs. Gertrude Hill (2001-West Brookfield)

Mr. Paul Walker (2000-New Braintree)

Mrs. Connie Small (1999-New Braintree)