Henryetta Berry was a friend and co-worker of Lola Homsher. She joined the Wyoming State Historical Department in the early 1950s as an assistant to Miss Homsher. In 1954 when Miss Homsher was Director of the Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department, Miss Berry was named Deputy Director. When she left the Department in 1965, she was listed as Assistant Director.
Before her death in 1986, Lola Homsher provided the Wyoming State Historical Society with an endowment fund specifying this award for recognition of her friend and co-worker, Henryetta Berry.
The Henryetta Berry memorial Award is made by the Wyoming State historical Society to an individual or organization in recognition of their years of promoting Wyoming history among young people.
Nomination shall be made by letter to the Awards Committee, stating the name and address of the nominee, the nature of the work done, and where.
Only one award per year may be given. The award need not be given each year.