The chief historian of the Castle Museum in Saginaw was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Historical Society of Michigan.

Thomas Trombley, also vice president of the museum, began his career at the Castle Museum in 1981 as its curator of collections. A founding member of the Jazz on Jefferson music event in Saginaw every summer, Trombley has also created a program about the architectural history of Saginaw’s Hoyt Public Library, and researched plans for the restoration of the museum’s E. Irving Couse Gallery. He was also a construction specialist with Neighborhood Renewal Services of Saginaw from 1990 to 2009.

A ceremony celebrating Trombley and his work was held at the museum yesterday.