Helen T. Gray

2015 Ramsey Award for Lifetime Achievement

Thanks to the tireless work of Helen Gray, priceless historical treasures and stories have been preserved and will pass to future generations.  Her work spans not only her native county and region but to state projects, as well. She is credited with the preservation of Glenmore Victorian Mansion, Jefferson City, and single-handedly led a fight to preserve a log school that is now located at Jefferson Middle School.  This love for history also prompted Helen’s involvement in numerous county and state organizations, including the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities, for which she served as president of the Glenmore Chapter.  Helen was not able to attend the Annual Meeting so her daughter, Misti, accepted the award for her.