Kentucky Historical Society
Nominations Sought for 2007 Kentucky History Awards
Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Historical Society and the Historical Confederation of Kentucky are seeking nominations for the 2007 Kentucky History Awards, which acknowledge outstanding achievements in the field of history by individuals, civic leaders, communities, museums, and historical organizations. The awards celebrate outstanding programs, exhibits, Web sites, and publications, as well as individuals who have excelled in the field or made lifetime contributions to the preservation, awareness, and appreciation of Kentucky’s history.
“The Kentucky History Awards program is one of our most important annual programs as it is our chance to recognize the great work being done in the field of history throughout the state," says Chris Goodlett, administrator of the Historical Confederation of Kentucky. "The Historical Confederation of Kentucky and the Kentucky Historical Society are proud to sponsor such a wonderful event."
Award categories include Service Awards, Special Awards, and General Awards. Within these categories are the President’s Award of Excellence, which is presented to a museum or organization for outstanding achievement throughout the year, the Frank R. Levstik Award for Professional Service honoring the contributions of a current or recently retired paid staff member of a museum or history- related organization and the Lifetime Dedication to Kentucky History Award among other honors.
Nominations must be submitted by January 26, 2007. The awards will be presented at the Kentucky History Awards Dinner at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort on Saturday, March 3, 2007. For more information or for a nomination packet, contact Ann Johnson at the Kentucky Historical Society at (502) 564-1792, ext. 4404 or email@example.com.
The Historical Confederation of Kentucky is a member-driven organization that provides support, technical assistance, workshops, seminars, marketing opportunities, and advocacy efforts for museums and historical organizations in the commonwealth.
An agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, the Kentucky Military History Museum and its seven-year-old headquarters, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Since 1999, the $30 million Center for Kentucky History has welcomed almost one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web at http://history.ky.gov.