BERRIEN SPRINGS - The History Center at Courthouse Square recently presented its annual Frank J. Ward Memorial History Award to Daryl Schlender of St. Joseph.

Margaret Poole, president of the board of directors, presented Schlender with the award at the History Center's annual meeting on April 23. In presenting the award, the organization's third annual, Poole noted Schlender's many contributions to preserving and interpreting the history of Berrien County, including his service as a board member of The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center and as a guest curator for the Silver Beach Carousel Society.