The Indiana Historical Society is seeking 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 awards:
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 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.