Do you know individuals and groups which have done a worthy project, made long-term contributions to local history, made historical materials better known, or written a book that has contributed to the understanding and preservation of Alaska’s history this past year? It is time to nominate these folks for recognition by the Alaska Historical Society with the annual awards it makes. The award categories are:
The Esther Billman Award of Excellence to a local or state historical society, museum, government agency, or other organization that has completed a project contributing to the preservation and understanding of Alaskan history.
The Evangeline Atwood Award to an individual for significant long-term contributions to Alaska state or local history.
The James H. Ducker Alaska Historian of the Year Award to an Alaska resident for publication of significant new material about Alaska’s past.
The Barbara Smith Pathfinder Award for indexing or preparing guides to Alaska historical material.
The Elva Scott Local Historical Society Award for a special achievement of a local society or museum.
The Contributions to Alaska History Award to recognize singular and significant recent contributions to Alaska history.
Nominations are due by Thursday, August 1, 2019. A nomination letter should describe the individual’s or the group’s contributions or detail the project to be recognized. Please include supporting material, such as a copy of the publication, guide, or photographs. Nominations should be sent to William Schneider, AHS Awards Committee Co-Chair, P.O. Box 100299, Anchorage, AK 99510, or submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about AHS awards and a list of previous recipients, go to https://alaskahistoricalsociety.org/about-ahs/awards/