Past Recipients of the Award for Distinguished Service to Museums

 2014 Martin E. Sullivan
 2013 William U. Eiland
 2012 Charles F. Hummel
 2011 Bonnie Pitman
 2006 Centennial Celebration
 2004 Elaine Heumann Gurian
 2003 Robert Macdonald
 2002 Alberta Sebolt George
 1999 Peter Raven
 1998 William Conway
 1997 Thomas W. Leavitt
 1996 John C. Ewers
 1995 Stephen Weil
 1994 Michael Spock
 1993 J. Carter Brown
 1992
Kenneth Starr
 1991 Joseph Veach Noble
 1990 Holman J. Swinney
 1989 E. Leland Webber
 1988 Otto Wittman
 1986 Louis C. Jones
 1985 S. Dillon Ripley
 1984 Grace McCann Morley
 1983 Edward P. Alexander
 1982 Frank Oppenheimer
 1981 Edgar Preston Richardson
 1980 Albert Eide Parr