Wall of Fame
The SHS Wall of Fame honors the members of the Sacramento Historical Society who have gone above and beyond to support the Society's mission to preserve and promote Sacramento's golden history through premium membership donations and outstanding service. The Society sincerely thanks our generous supporters.
In 1974 Melanie Conover was elected the first woman President of the Sacramento Historical Society. Ms. Conover first served on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Historical Society in 1966. She created and implemented many outstanding programs celebrating history and remained a vital and active member of the Sacramento Historical Society for more than fifty years. The Board of Directors of the Sacramento Historical Society finds it fitting and proper that Melanie Conover's contributions to preserving and promoting the history of Sacramento and the State of California be honored.
Therefore be it resolved by Proclamation of the President and Board of Directors of the Sacramento Historical Society, that Melanie Conover be appointed in perpetuity as President Emeritus of the Sacramento Historical Society, so ordered this day, December 3, 2020.
SHS Board Members
David Ballard, Steve Beck, Eric Bradner, Marshall Garvey, Gregg Lukenbill, Morris Lum,
Mike Marando, Patricia McKinnon, Christina Richter, Daniel Sebby
In recognition of a lifetime of achievement, including the creation of Sierra Spring Water, his service on the Sacramento City Council, his encouragement and development of numerous new businesses, his employment of hundreds of people, and his leadership in philanthropy, The President and Board of Directors of the Sacramento Historical Society, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth in December 2020, hereby name Ritz Naygrow as a member of the Society’s “Wall of Fame” in recognition of a century of outstanding service to the people of Sacramento.
Supervisor Patrick Kennedy
Mead Kibbey, Posthumously
Ginger and Fred DeGregory
Delta Protection Commission
Par Environmenta Services, Inc.
Portuguese Historical & Cultural Society
Carolyn R. Wilson
William A. Wilson