The Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums will be honoring seven local history projects with a Minnesota History Award and nine individuals with a Lifetime Achievement Award at their Annual Meeting and Conference on April 25. The event will be held at Treasure Island Resort & Casino, located just outside of Red Wing. This is the ninth award year. Award recipients’ completed projects or achieved the criteria for lifetime achievement in 2018. “The Alliance is proud to honor this year’s award winners,” stated History Awards Committee Chair Adam Smith, an archives technician with Minnesota State University, Mankato Library Services. “Each project symbolizes the great work being done by local history organizations across the state and each individual’s commitment to serving the local history community.”
The 2019 list of award winners is the largest group in the program’s history. “We are proud to honor so many great people and organizations for their efforts to preserve history in Minnesota,” says Alliance Coordinator Dustin Heckman. Over nine years, the Alliance has honored over 40 organizations with a Minnesota History Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award, started in 2016, has honored over 20 individuals during that time. A complete list of previous award winners is located on the Alliance website.
Award recipients for the 2019 Minnesota History Awards include
Award recipients for the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award include