The Pendleton Historical Museum board received the 2017 Elwood H. Phillips Award on Monday, Nov. 27. The award is presented by the Madison County Historical Society and is based on contributions to the preservation of the county’s heritage. This was the first time the award has been presented to a group. Present to accept the award were board members (from left) Diane Burgette, Linda West, Jeanette Isbell, Cathy Pasko, Jan Fox, Nancy Noel, Ken Pierson, Susanne Hagan, Jane Pierson, Luke Renner, Jo Scott, Rex Mercer, Austin McCallister, Jessica Smith and Bob Bilby.