Awards of Merit
The Connecticut League of History Organizations recognizes excellence in Connecticut history through its annual Awards of Merit. The awards recognize institutions and individuals who demonstrate the highest professional standards and who enhance and further the understanding of history in Connecticut. The purpose of the awards is to recognize the care, thought, and effort invested in these contributions and to inspire and encourage others by acknowledging exceptional contributions to state and local history.
The Awards of Merit program is also a stepping stone to national recognition through the American Association for State and Local History’s Leadership in History Awards. We encourage organizations with eligible projects to consider submitting to both award programs. For more information about the AASLH awards, visit https://aaslh.org/programs/leadership-in-history-awards/or contact state representative Nick Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLHO presents Awards of Merit in two categories: Projects and Individual Achievement.
Past Award Recipients
We accept nominations from individuals, history organizations, and other cultural institutions in Connecticut. We strongly encourage history organizations to nominate their own work, and to recognize outstanding contributions by peer organizations with a nomination. Individuals may nominate their own work in the project category, but they may not nominate themselves for individual achievement awards.
All projects completed in Connecticut or by Connecticut organizations within the preceding 18 months are eligible for nomination. Individuals under consideration for achievement awards should reside in Connecticut and have a track record of significant contributions to Connecticut history beyond the local level.
To make a nomination, follow the instructions below and submit your package to the 2022 CLHO Awards of Merit Dropbox by the deadline.
Nominations open in November and are due by January 21, 2022. CLHO will host a free online info session and Q&A with Awards Committee members in December. The awards committee meets in February to deliberate. Award recipients are notified in March, and awards are presented at CLHO’s Annual Business Meeting and Awards of Merit Presentation in April.
To learn more about making a nomination, visit our nomination page.
Congratulations 2022 Awards of Merit Recipients!
CLHO congratulates the recipients of our 2022 Awards of Merit, and invites you to join us in honoring their achievements at the awards ceremony and reception.
Please join us in honoring the awardees on April 19, 2022 at the awards ceremony and reception immediately following the League's Annual Business Meeting. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Connecticut Historical Society and is free with your RSVP.