6/29/2017

Kansas Historical Society receives Leadership in History Award

American Association for State and Local History News Release

Contact: Bethany Hawkins
hawkins@aaslh.org
(615) 320-3203


AASLH Announces 2017 Leadership in History Award Winners

Forty-eight recipients from twenty-four states honored by AASLH


NASHVILLE, TN—The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces the winners of the 72nd annual Leadership in History Awards, the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. This year, AASLH is proud to confer forty-eight national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits, and publications.

“The Leadership in History Awards is AASLH’s highest distinction and the winners represent the best in the field,” said Trina Nelson Thomas, AASLH Awards Chair and Director, Stark Art & History Venue, Stark Foundation. “This year, we are pleased to distinguish each recipient’s commitment and innovation to the interpretation of history, as well as their leadership for the future of state and local history.”

The Leadership in History Awards Program was initiated in 1945 to build standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history throughout America. Each nomination is peer-reviewed by AASLH’s state captains. Final awards are decided by the Awards Committee, comprised of AASLH’s fourteen regional representatives and the National Awards Chair.

The awards include a 2017 Leadership in History Award of Merit to Kansas Historical Society for the exhibit Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes.

Presentation of the awards will be made at a special banquet during the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, on Friday, September 8. The banquet is supported by a generous contribution from the HISTORY™.

A full listing of recipients can be found at: about.aaslh.org/awards. For more information, contact Bethany Hawkins at hawkins@aaslh.org.

About the American Association for State and Local History:
Since 1940, AASLH has provided leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history to make the past more meaningful. AASLH is a not-for-profit professional organization of individuals and institutions working to preserve and promote history. From its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, AASLH works to advance knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of local history in America. AASLH publishes books, technical publications, a quarterly magazine, a monthly newsletter, and maintains numerous affinity groups and committees serving a broad range of constituents across the historical community. The association also sponsors online continuing education training, regional and national training workshops, and an annual meeting. For more information, visit www.aaslh.org.


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