The American Association for State and Local History announced the Special Collections of Pikes Peak Library District is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for the Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium project.
The Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium is an annual event hosted by Pikes Peak Library District’s Special Collections department that focuses on historical people, events and trends in the Pikes Peak region. The theme for 2014 was “Bigwigs and Benefactors” and it was the 11th year for the popular program. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 69th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.
This year, AASLH is proud to confer 77 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, according to a news release from the library district, according to a news release.
Presentation of the awards will be made at a special banquet during the 2014 AASLH Annual Meeting in St. Paul, Minn., on Friday, Sept. 19. 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 United States. 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. For more information about the Leadership in History Awards, go to www.aaslh.org.
The American Association for State and Local History is a nonprofit professional organization of individuals and institutions working to preserve and promote history. From its headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., AASLH provides leadership, service and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful in American society. AASLH publishes books, technical publications, a quarterly magazine and monthly newsletter. The association also sponsors regional and national training workshops and an annual meeting.