The Ethel Anson S. Peckham Award
for Historic Iris

 

The Peckham Award was established in June 2000 at the Historic Iris Convention in Syracuse, New York.  The award honors the editor of the 1939 American Iris Society Alphabetic Iris Checklist, “...a book of high adventure in the field of beauty, a record of hopes achieved, and a guide to Rainbow’s End...”  (quote by H. H. Everett).


The award is presented to the highest placed historic iris in an official show.  The iris must earn a Best of Section rosette to meet the minimum requirements of the award.  The historic iris may earn the award in the historic iris section or any appropriate iris section.  All entries of the same variety must be placed in one section for the award to be considered.  The classification committee must make the placement of the iris if any question arises.  The historic iris award is unique in this respect since it does not indicate type of iris, just that it be historic. 

The award is given as both a Perpetual Award and an Individual Award.  The Perpetual Award is retained by the winner for a year and is passed on to the new winner at the annual Region 2 Fall Banquet.  The individual Award is a 5 x 7 inch engraved plaque presented at the Fall Annual Meeting.

 

Year            Affiliate    
   Exhibitor
Cultivar
 2000
 
 Marianne Himpler
  'Firecracker'
 2001
 
 Robert Keup
  'Demi Devil'
 2002
 
 Robert Keup
  'Sable Night'
 2003
 CHIS
 Frank Sorbello
  'Going My Way'    
 2004
 HVIDS
 Robert Keup
  'Pinnacle'
 2005
 CNYIS
 Robert Keup
  'W.J. Fryer'
 2006
 STIS
 Dorothy Stiefel
  'Bright Hour'
 2007
 HVIDS
 Sondra Tillou
  'Buffawn'
 2008
 CNYIS
 Clayton Crandall
  'Electric Rays'
 2009
 WNYIS
 David Baehre
  'Pink Haze'
 2010
 HVIDS
 Sondra Tillou
  'Gold Smoke'
 2011
 STIS
 Vaughn Sayles
 'Blue Denim
 2012
 WNYIS
      Show cancelled due to early bloom season    
 
 2013
 WNYIS
 Joanne Bassett
  'Amigo'
 2014
 HVIDS
 Rosemary Sorbello
  'Perfection'
 2015
CHIS
 Virginia Dorwaldt
  'Tom Tit'
 2016
WNYIS
 Judy Tucholski-Zon
  'Lydia Winter'