Forbes Award

Peggy AwardThe Forbes Award is presented annually by the AGS Board of Trustees to honor an individual, institution, or organization in recognition of exceptional service to the field of gravestone studies. The Forbes Award is the highest honor bestowed by the AGS. The presentation is usually made at the Awards Banquet during the Annual Conference. A reception precedes the banquet, at which the recipient is the guest of honor. The President makes a presentation speech indicating why the person or organization was chosen and summarizing the work accomplished. A framed certificate is presented along with a photograph of Harriette Merrifield Forbes. The recipient usually makes an acceptance speech. 

We are seeking 2022 Oakley and Forbes nominations. We will begin taking nominations for 2022 awards in mid-July 2021. Deadline December 31, 2021.

The 2020 awards will be announced in June of 2021 at our Annual Virtual Conference.

We are skipping 2021 awards. Download the pdf nomination form here.