CLHO is pleased to announce the organizations and individuals who have received 2023 Awards of Merit, which intend to honor and uplift outstanding achievements in Connecticut history and museums. The League will honor the following recipients at the CLHO Annual Business Meeting and Awards of Merit Presentation on Tuesday, April 18 from 5 - 8pm at Central Connecticut State University. This event is free with RSVP at www.clho.org.
Project Recipients: This category includes exhibitions (in-person and online), exhibition catalogs, books, videos, school programs, educational programs for adults or other groups, lecture series, demonstrations, digital programs, presentations, restoration or preservation efforts, special research, and web-based projects.
Connecticut Explored Magazine for Grating the Nutmeg Podcast
Connecticut Historical Society for the Bicycle Game
Culture 4 A Cause for the John Brown Project
Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford for Community Voices: Digitizing 50 Years of Oral Histories
Mystic River Historical Society for Mystic River Bascule Bridge Centennial
Stanley-Whitman House for Memento Mori - Remember Death
Weston History and Culture Center for Reinterpretation of the Coley House
Wilton Historical Society for Finding the Forgotten: The Enslaved of Wilton
Stanley-Whitman House for The Last Night
Individual Achievement: This category recognizes an individual’s long-term efforts towards promoting and furthering a knowledge and appreciation of Connecticut history.
Catherine K. Fields
Richard C. Malley
A reception will follow the business meeting and presentation of awards at Founders Hall, also located in Davidson Hall. Join us for an evening of light refreshments and the opportunity to network with your colleagues, including our sponsors and community partners. There will be a cash bar with beer and wine options. This event is free with your RSVP.
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/ and contact state representative Nick Foster at email@example.com.