Richard Evers was recently honored with the George M Estabrook Award.
In December 2007, Hofstra's George M. Estabrook Alumni Association, Inc. honored several alumni for distinguished service. The black tie event was held at the Hilton Hotel in Melville and Hicksville's own Historian Richard "Dick" Evers was among the honorees.
Evers put his Hofstra education to good use and, for 28 years, was a leading social studies teacher at Hicksville Junior High School. His community endeavors include a 35-year association with the Hicksville Gregory Museum, where he has held numerous positions, including trustee, vice president, president, director, and, currently, historian. During the museum's early financial problems, Evers was successful in achieving "Alliance for Education" funding, a joint venture with the Hicksville School District that saved and continues to help run this Long Island historic institution.
Evers is the current school affairs officer for the Charles Wagner American Legion Post #421. He is a member and past president of the Hicksville Historical Society, a director of the Hicksville Community Council and an active parishioner at St. Ignatius Loyola R.C. Church. He maintains the historical documents for the Hicksville Public Library and most afternoons can be found doing such in Richard E. Evers Local History Room.
For 30 years, Evers has been a contributing writer for the Mid Island Herald, Mid Island Times and Hicksville Illustrated News. In this capacity, Evers has been often referred to as the "Centerfold King of Hicksville." Most organizations appreciate his presence at their events because of his ability to photograph and record their moments and memories.
Evers and his late wife, Anne, wrote four books on the economic history of Hicksville from the years 1836-1993. His other books include Hicksville, Yesterday and Today, which is used as a student textbook, and Images of Hicksville by Arcadia Press, a popular nostalgic look at Hicksville that graces many coffee tables.
Evers lives with his daughter, Susan, and granddaughter Nicole.