CLAYTON, CA—Clayton Historical Society recently honored Robert “Bob” Hoyer and Richard “Dick” Ellis with the titles Presidents Emeritus as they each received the Clayton Historical Society Stewardship Award recognizing over 45 years of work to create the Clayton Historical Society Museum and to preserve the history of the community for future generations. The awards were presented by CHS President Ted Meriam at the 2020 Annual Membership meeting Nov. 12.
Hoyer, Clayton’s first mayor, and Ellis, a long-time teacher at Clayton Valley High School, were both instrumental in the drive for Clayton’s incorporation in 1964. Both were leaders in the establishment of the Clayton Museum on Main Street in 1976.
“Bob and Dick have given unselfishly of their time and energy to the cultivation and preservation of our rich history,” said Clayton mayor, Julie Pierce, a longtime member of the organization.
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