N.C. Museum of History wins prestigious national award
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has given the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for the exhibit "The Story of North Carolina."
The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 67th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. This year, AASLH gave out 59 national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits, books and organizations. The winners represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history. Presentation of the awards will be made at a special banquet during the 2012 AASLH Annual Meeting Oct. 25 in Salt Lake City. The banquet is supported by a generous contribution from the History Channel.
The AASLH awards program was initiated in 1945 to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history throughout the country. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards not only honor significant achievement in the field of state and local history, but also bring public recognition of the opportunities for small and large organizations, institutions, and programs to make contributions in this arena.
"The North Carolina Museum of History is honored to receive this award for its most important exhibit, 'The Story of North Carolina,' " says Ken Howard, museum director. "Years of planning and many long hours of work by the museum staff have gone into creating this permanent and extensive exhibit on the state's history. To have finally completed this exhibit and then receive this type of recognition is a proud moment in our museum's own history."
To learn more about the exhibit, visit www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.