Nominations Open for AASLH Leadership in History Awards


Has your museum recently created an exhibit, publication, program, or project with an innovative approach to interpreting our state’s history? If the answer is “YES,” then you should consider nominating your organization for an American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) Leadership in History Award.

Each year, AASLH bestows the Leadership in History Awards in recognition of excellence in the field of state and local history. By publicly recognizing exceptional and meritorious achievements in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of local history, the Leadership in History Awards serve as an inspiration to others in the field, as well as bring national-level recognition to your project, your organization, and your state.

AASLH recognizes excellence in the following areas:

-Civic Engagement

-Special Projects

-Educational Programs



-Individual Achievement

Applicants can self-nominate or nominate another project. Organizations of all sizes are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for nominations is March 1, 2017. Nominations can take some time to put together, so start your nomination at least 3-4 weeks before the deadline.

If you are interested in submitting an award nomination or have questions about the program, please contact Nathan Jones, the AASLH State Team Leader for West Virginia, at  Additional information about AASLH’s award program can be found at:


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