Indianapolis– The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is
seeking out nominations for seven annual awards given out at the Founders Day
Dinner each year. With these awards, the IHS recognizes outstanding individuals
whose efforts have enriched the lives of others by conveying awareness and
appreciation of Indiana’s history on local, regional and statewide levels.
The IHS is looking for nominations for the following
The Caleb Mills Indiana History Teacher of the Year is
awarded to a teacher (4th through 12th grades) currently teaching American or
Indiana history, who is recognized by colleagues as making a significant
contribution to the understanding of these two fields by his or her students.
A historian who has made distinguished contributions to
the field of historical scholarship and/or the affairs and activities of IHS
will receive the Dorothy Riker Hoosier Historian Award.
An individual who has made extraordinary contributions
over an extended period of time to the field of history and/or the affairs of
IHS will be awarded the Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Hubert Hawkins History Award is given to a local
historian for distinguished service during his/her career in local history.
The Willard C. Heiss Family History/Genealogy Award is
awarded to a family historian for distinguished service/career in Indiana
family history, including presentation, use of materials and preservation.
A local or county historical society, organization or
site in Indiana that has demonstrated remarkable public services and programs
in its community is given the Outstanding Historical Organization Award.
The Indiana History Outstanding Event or Project Award is
awarded to an organization for an exceptional educational event or history
project implemented during the past year, either one-time or ongoing, which
relates to that organization’s mission. Examples include reenactments,
publications, innovative media usage, exceptional teacher training, and
displays or exhibitions.
Nominations must be postmarked by Friday, Aug. 2. Award
winners will be honored at the IHS’s annual Founders Day Dinner at the Eugene
and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center on Dec. 2, 2013. To submit a nomination
or for more information, please call (317) 234-7798 or visit www.indianahistory.org.
About the Indiana Historical Society
Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been
Indiana’s Storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving,
interpreting and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership
organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives
on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of
visitor exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support
and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and
periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family
programming. The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, home of the
IHS and the Indiana Experience, is located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown
Indianapolis. Normal operating hours for the History Center and the Indiana
Experience are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, contact Amy Lamb, Media Relations
Manager, at (317) 232-1878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.