From the American Association for State and Local History:
The AASLH is seeking nominations for its Leadership in History Awards given in recognition of superior and innovative achievements in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history. AASLH accepts nominations for The Award of Merit and The Award of Distinction from which it selects candidates for the Albert B. Corey Award.
If you would like to nominate an organization or person for a Leadership in History award, then complete a Leadership in History Nomination Form and submit it to your AASLH State Leadership Team Leader. Do not send nominations to the AASLH office. A nominee does not have to be an AASLH member to apply and self-nominations are encouraged.
If you would like a form mailed to you, please contact the AASLH office at(615) 320-3203 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submission is March 1 of each year. Please send nomination information to your State Leadership Team Leader. Questions? Contact Bethany Hawkins, AASLH at 615-320-3203 or email email@example.com.
AASLH is looking for examples of creative projects/events museums and sites have done for anniversaries and other milestones that also contributed to economic development in their communities. Please contact Cherie Cook, Senior Program Manager, AASLH if your institution has done something along these lines:
The American Association for State and Local History met last month in Richmond, VA for its conference Commemoration: The Promise of Remembrance and New Beginnings. The organization recognized its award winners at a banquet held on September 16th, 2011. The Mid-Atlantic recipients are:
Award of Merit Winners:
Delaware Historical Society (Wilmington, DE), for the Read House Exterior Preservation project.
New York Historical Society & El Museo del Barrio (New York, NY), for the exhibit Nueva York: 1613-1945.
City of Philadelphia Department of Records (Philadelphia, PA), for the website PhillyHistory.org.
Fairmount Park Art Association (Philadelphia), for Museum Without Walls™ AUDIO.
Jefferson County Historical Society (Brookville, PA), for the exhibit Living on the Land.
Pennsbury Manor (Morrisville, PA) and Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (Harrisburg, PA), for the exhibit William Penn: The Seed of a Nation.
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Richard C. Saylor, Michael J. O’Maley III, Kimberly L. Stone, Ted R. Walke, Christy Gauthier, and Don Giles, for the publication Soldiers to Governors, Pennsylvania’s Civil War Veterans Who Became State Leaders.
The Wharton Esherick Museum (Paoli, PA), The University of Pennsylvania Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Philadelphia), University of Pennsylvania’s Architectural Archives (Philadelphia), and Hedgerow Theater (Media), for the project Wharton Esherick and the Birth of the American Modern.
Congratulations to all the winners!
(From AASLH Award Program)
The American Association for State and Local History is holding its 2011 conference in Richmond, VA. “Commemoration: The Promise of Remembrance and New Beginnings,” starts September 14 and closes on September 16. From the program guide: “Remembrance is a dynamic challenge that poses potential conflicts when we must decide whose lens to use to see the past.” The AASLH meeting provides a platform for discussing the changing meaning of historic events, sites and people. You can register on-site starting September 13th. Those unable to make this event in real life can attend an alternative online version of the event.