MINNESOTA HISTORY AWARDS
From exhibitions to organizational capacity building, Minnesota has been a national leader in public history but did not have a sanctioned awards program to identify this work until 2009, when the Minnesota History Awards were created by the Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums. In addition to highlighting those who have achieved excellence, the program intends to use the example of winners to show the rest of our peers how it can be done, with the goal of raising the quality of everyone’s work. Follow the links on past winners to see their nomination packets and find out more about the award-winning projects and programs.
How to Apply
Nominate projects accomplished from July 1, 2019 to October 1, 2020 for the 2021 Minnesota History Awards program. Nominate outstanding individuals who have contributed to Minnesota's local history field for 25 years or more for the Lifetime Achievement. (See descriptions and examples below. We have a full list of past winners to inspire you.)
Nominations for 2021 are open until 11:59pm on February 28, 2021.
Be sure to read the History Award Program Guidelines and Instructions 2021 Version.
Completed nominations should be shared via email, Google Drive, or Dropbox to firstname.lastname@example.org.
History Awards Program Guidelines
Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination Form
Minnesota History Award Nomination Form