Sam Yates, Knox County

2014 Community History Award

Throughout his museum career, Sam Yates has organized numerous historical and art exhibitions that have received national attention, a number of them focusing on regional history, such as Through the Lens of Ed Westcott: A Photographic History of World War II’s Secret History.  Mr. Yates’ legacy is best evident in the work of his students who are today active in the museum world, including at the East Tennessee History Center, Knox Heritage, and Mabry-Hazen House.