87 award winning local history projects


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The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) recognized these projects as 2013 Leadership in History award winners for their efforts to preserve and engage people with local history.

We at The History List compiled these slides to make it easier to learn from the hard work of the individuals and organizations recognized by the AASLH this year.

The History List brings people face to face with history through its free, easy-to-use resource for listing history-related events and organizations. Hundreds of organizations participate. There is no cost. More information on why other organizations participate, the advantages, and how you can get started is at www.TheHistoryList.com/getting-started.

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87 award winning local history projects

  1. 1. 87 Award-Winning Local History Projects The American Association for State and Local History recognized these projects as 2013 Leadership in History award winners for their efforts to preserve and engage people with local history.
  2. 2. • We compiled these slides to make it easier to learn from the hard work of the individuals and organizations recognized by the AASLH this year. More information is at the back, after the project slides. • The History List brings people face to face with history through its free, easy-to-use resource for listing history-related events and organizations. Hundreds of organizations participate. There is no cost. More information on why other organizations participate, the advantages, and how you can get started.  The text and photos include links to the websites of the organizations and projects, where available. About these slides
  3. 3. Southlake Historical Society, Southlake, TX The Albert B. Corey Award in the 2013 AASLH Leadership in History Awards
  4. 4. Sitka Historical Society, Sitka, AK Exhibit: “Alaska Native Brotherhood / Alaska Native Sisterhood 100 –Year Panels”
  5. 5. The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Little Rock, AR “Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture Mobile Website”
  6. 6. Lakeport Plantation, Lake Village, AR “Lakeport Plantation Permanent Exhibits”
  7. 7. Mesa Historical Museum, Mesa, AZ “Play Ball: The Cactus League Experience”
  8. 8. Louis P. Doody, Betty Kikumi Meltzer, and Malki Museum’s Malki-Ballena Press, Banning, CA “Losing Ground: The Displacement of San Gorgonio Pass Cahuilla People in the 19th Century”
  9. 9. Gerald W. Haslam and Janice E. Haslam, Penngrove, CA “In Thought and Action: The Enigmatic Life of S.I. Hayakwa”
  10. 10. Museum of Teaching and Learning and Ray Rast, Fullerton, CA Exhibit: “A Class Action: The Grassroots Struggle for School Desegregation in California”
  11. 11. Oakland Museum of California, Lee Simpson, and the California State University, Sacramento, Public History Principles and Techniques Class, Oakland, CA Exhibit: “What's Happening Sacramento?”
  12. 12. Aspen Historical Society, Aspen, CO Exhibit: “Seasons of the Nuche: Transitions of the Ute People”
  13. 13. City of Fort Collins Preservation Division and Landmark, Fort Collins, CO Preservation and Interpretation of the “Coca-Cola/Angell’sDelicatessen Ghost Sign History Colorado”
  14. 14. History Colorado, Denver, CO “A Civil War Scrapbook: I Was There Too!”
  15. 15. Ann E. Komara, Denver, CO Publication: “Lawrence Halprin's Skyline Park”
  16. 16. Deborah Edwards, Dr. Mark Jones, Amy Trout, and Dr. Cynthia Roznoy, Fairfield, CT Exhibit: “Art for Everyone: The Federal Art Project in Connecticut”
  17. 17. Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield, CT Publication: “Litchfield, The Making of a New England Town”
  18. 18. The New London County Historical Society, Mystic Seaport, The Stonington Historical Society, The New London Maritime Society, and the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT Exhibit: “The Rocket's Red Glare - Connecticut and the War of 1812”
  19. 19. Writer's Block Ink and Connecticut Landmarks, New London, CT “Stories of Slavery and Freedom”
  20. 20. President Lincoln's Cottage, a National Trust for Historic Preservation Site, Washington, DC Exhibit: “Can You Walk Away? Modern Slavery: Human Trafficking in the United States”
  21. 21. John H. Hendricks, FL “Following the Tracks of Daniel Callahan”
  22. 22. History Miami, Miami, FL Exhibit: “The Guayabera: A Shirt's Story” Also received a History in Progress award
  23. 23. Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, GA “Today in Georgia History”
  24. 24. John H. Mock, Lewiston, ID For his passionate dedication to preserving the heritage of Lewiston, ID
  25. 25. John Adelmann and the students of Dubuque’s Central Alternative High School, Dubuque, IA Project: “The Dubuque Shot Tower”
  26. 26. Living History Farms, Urbandale, IA Exterior shell restoration of the Flynn Mansion
  27. 27. Joliet Area Historical Museum, St. Joliet, IL Exhibit: “Strike Up The Band! 100 Years of the Joliet Township H.S. Bands”
  28. 28. Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences and Channy Lyons, Peoria, IL Exhibit: “Skirting Convention: Illinois Women Artists, 1840-1940”
  29. 29. Maine State Museum, Augusta, ME Exhibit: “Malaga Island, Fragmented Live” Also received a History in Progress award
  30. 30. Gordon E. Katz, Ocean City, MD “102 Gentlemen & A Lady” “The Story of the Atlantic Hotel Company in Ocean City, Maryland”
  31. 31. Julia A. King “Archaeology, Narrative, and the Politics of the Past The View from Southern Maryland ”
  32. 32. Judy Anderson “Glorious Splendor - The 18th-Century Wallpapers in the Jeremiah Lee Mansion in Marblehead, Massachusetts”
  33. 33. Gore Place, Waltham MA “My Farm at Waltham: Outdoor Multimedia Tours at Gore Place”
  34. 34. Historic New England, AVA Gallery and Art Center, and CATV of the Upper Valley “Connecting the Threads: Overalls to Art - The H.W. Carter and Sons Factory”
  35. 35. Lowell National Historical Park and The University of Massachusetts, Lowell Exhibit: “Dickens and Massachusetts: A Tale of Power and Transformation”
  36. 36. Newbury Preservation Trust, Thomas Kolterjahn, and Karen Holt “Newburyport Powder House Restoration Project”
  37. 37. Calantha Doane Sears For her lifelong commitment to preserving the history of Nahant, MA
  38. 38. U.S.S. Constitution Museum, Charlestown, MA Project: “A Sailor’s Life for Me!” featured in a June 2012 case study
  39. 39. Historical Society of Saginaw County, Saginaw, MI “Project 1893: Unearthing Saginaw's Great Fire”
  40. 40. Sandra L. Planisek, Mackinaw City, MI For chronicling and preserving the history of the village of Mackinaw City, MI
  41. 41. Alexander Ramsey House and Minnesota Historical Society “Ramsey Redevelopment Project”
  42. 42. Bill and Bonnie Daniels Firefighters Hall and Museum Exhibit: “81 Minutes: Story of the 35W Bridge Collapse”
  43. 43. Brown Historic Society, New Ulm, MN Exhibit: “Never Shall I Forget: Brown County and the U.S.-Dakota War”
  44. 44. Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Claudia Pratt, and Amanda Nordick Exhibit: “Hjemkomst Sagas: One Dream, A Viking Ship, Many Stories”
  45. 45. Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN Exhibit: “Then Now Wow”
  46. 46. Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN Project: “The U.S. Dakota War of 1862” Also received a History in Progress award
  47. 47. Nicollet County Historical Society and Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN Exhibit: “Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota-U.S. War of 1862”
  48. 48. Gwen Westerman and Bruce White “Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota”
  49. 49. Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, MO Exhibit: “Underneath It All”
  50. 50. Nancy Plain “Light on the Prairie: Solomon D. Butcher, Photographer of Nebraska’s Pioneer Days”
  51. 51. L. Robert Puschendorf, Lincoln, NE “Nebraska's Post Office Murals: Born of the Depression, Fostered by the New Deal”
  52. 52. University of Nevada Press “The Gold Rush Letters of E. Allen Grosh and Hosea B. Grosh”
  53. 53. John Whiteclay Chambers, II “Cranbury: A New Jersey Town from the Colonial Era to the Present”
  54. 54. Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission “West Jersey Time Traveler Interpretive Program”
  55. 55. The New York State Museum, Albany, NY Exhibit: “An Irrepressible Conflict:The Empire State in the Civil War”
  56. 56. Shaker Heritage Society, Albany, NY “Virtual Watervliet” Also received a History in Progress award
  57. 57. North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC “History in Every Direction: Tar Heel Junior Historian Association Discovery Gallery”
  58. 58. State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, ND Documentary: “The People of the Upper Missouri: The Mandans”
  59. 59. The Betts House, Cincinnati, OH Exhibit: “The Big Shake: How the 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquakes Rocked the Ohio River Valley”
  60. 60. Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR Exhibit: “Oregon Voices: Change and Challenge in Modern Oregon History”
  61. 61. PA Civil War 150, Senator John Heinz History Center, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation “The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History”
  62. 62. Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, PA “From Slavery to Freedom”
  63. 63. Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI “John Brown House Museum Audio Tour”
  64. 64. Hearthside House Museum, Lincoln, RI Exhibit: “Color and Light: Early 20th Century Portraits of Hearthside”
  65. 65. Spirit of ’45 Committee and Travelers Rest Historical Society, Travelers Rest, S.C. “Spirit of '45 Celebration”
  66. 66. South Dakota Humanities Council, Brookings, SD “What Makes a South Dakotan”
  67. 67. The Center for Western Studies at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD 44th Dakota Conference: "Wounded Knee 1973: Forty Years Later"
  68. 68. Oaklands Historic House Museum, Murfreesboro, TN “Wedding Dresses Through the Decades” (video)
  69. 69. Texas Archive of the Moving Image, Austin, TX For their new website
  70. 70. Church History Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Canada’s Mormon Trail Steering Committee “Southern Alberta Historic Markers and App Project”
  71. 71. Vermont Agency of Transportation, the New York State Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Commission “Lake Champlain Bridge Commemoration Project” Also received a History in Progress award
  72. 72. Peacham Historical Association, Jutta R. Scott, Michelle A. Sherburne, and Lynn A.Bonfield “A Vermont Hill Town in the Civil War: Peacham's Story”
  73. 73. Vermont Division for Historic Preservation Exhibit: “More Than Two Works”: The Life and Legacy of Calvin Coolidge
  74. 74. Community Design Assistance Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA “Lost Communities of Virginia”
  75. 75. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Williamsburg, VA “Anna's Adventures Video Series”
  76. 76. The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission “Civil War 150 Legacy Project: Document Digitization and Access”
  77. 77. Loudoun County Public Schools “Frederick Douglas Elementary School Memorial Exhibit”
  78. 78. Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Fairfax, VA For the website: “teachinghistory.org”
  79. 79. Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, Richmond, VA “Civil War 150 History Mobile”
  80. 80. Granite Falls Historical Society, Granite Falls, WA Project: “Technology Journey”
  81. 81. Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA Exhibit: “True Northwest: The Seattle Journey”
  82. 82. National Park Service, Southeast Region “Hispanics and the Civil War: From Battlefield to Homefront Initiative”
  83. 83. West Virginia Botanic Garden, Inc., Morgantown, WV Exhibit: "No More Wiggle-Tail Water: Interpreting the History of Morgantown's Water Supply”
  84. 84. Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Field School, Department of Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Arijit Sen Project: “Picturing Milwaukee: Thurston Woods Pilot Study”
  85. 85. History Museum at the Castle, Appleton, WI Exhibit: “Progressive Appleton: Through the Lens of W.D. Schlafer”
  86. 86. Martin C. Perkins For his scholarship in the field of historic preservation and the significant role he played in the development of Old World Wisconsin
  87. 87. Wisconsin Historical Society Press and Wisconsin Public Television “Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries”
  88. 88. Wisconsin Library Services, Madison, WI “Recollection Wisconsin”
  89. 89. Wisconsin Public Radio Audio Essay Series: “Wisconsin Life”
  90. 90. “The History List is quickly becoming a pioneer on the web for historical institutions.” “Everything we are looking to share with the public is at our finger tips, easy to use, and well thought out.” Jodie McMenamin Development Officer USS Constitution Museum
  91. 91. “Each year Historic New England presents hundreds of public events and programs at dozens of sites in five states. Unlike other event-listing websites, by focusing exclusively on history, The History List connects our events to a highly targeted audience and helps that audience understand the full range of our offerings.” Rob Watson Marketing Manager Historic New England
  92. 92. “There are plenty of calendar services available online, but only The History List caters specifically to the history community. Their event-listing services are intuitive and easy, their creators are smart and friendly, and our ability to communicate with like-minded individuals and institutions about our events and programming has never been easier because of them. I’d tell any history-related organization, if you aren’t using The History List, you’re overlooking an extremely useful and effective tool.” Matt Wilding Media and Content Manager Freedom Trail Foundation
  93. 93. “The Massachusetts Historical Society offers most more than 100 public programs and events each year. What makes The History List different is its targeted approach. “It is an easy-to-use online resource that connects history enthusiasts to history-related events and programs.” Carol Knauff Director of Communications Massachusetts Historical Society
  94. 94. Join the campaign to promote historic sites and history organizations for the Holidays: "Make this holiday historic!” Free designs and templates you can download and use.  Learn more
  95. 95. • Dedicated to bringing people face to face with history. • Helps organizations reach beyond their base to attract new visitors, members, donors, and volunteers. • Simplifies management of events on an organization’s site. • Makes it easy to share event information with other organizations and websites. • There is no cost. About The History List
  96. 96.  Learn more and get started with The History List Send comments, corrections, and updates to Editors@TheHistoryList.com. For updates: TheHistoryList on Twitter
  97. 97. • Every year the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) selects outstanding local history projects across the country for recognition. • The awards will be given at the 2013 AASLH Conference, “Turning Points: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Change," on September 20th in Birmingham. (Conference details.) • “The AASLH is a not-for-profit professional organization of individuals and institutions working to preserve and promote history. Its headquarters are located in Nashville, Tennessee.” www.aaslh.org About the awards