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Kentucky History Awards

Awards to Kentucky Individuals and Organizations
for Outstanding Service in Preserving State History

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Kentucky Historical Society (KHS)

Deadline Date:

06/01/20 4:30 PM EDT

Description:

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Awards to Kentucky individuals and organizations for projects related to state or local history. These awards are intended to recognize and express appreciation to civic and business leaders, volunteers, public history professionals, historians, libraries, historical organizations, and communities that strive to promote the awareness, preservation, and appreciation of state and local history.

In sponsoring the Kentucky History Awards, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) encourages organizations, individuals and communities to nominate deserving projects and individuals.

Award categories are as follows:

Service Awards

- Thomas D. Clark Award of Excellence: Presented to a local historical organization for outstanding achievement throughout the year.
- Award of Distinction: Presented to a non-paid individual who, as a volunteer, board member or member of an organization, has made a significant contribution to state and local history during his or her career at one or more museums, historical societies, genealogical societies or other history-related organizations.
- Frank R. Levstik Award for Professional Service: Presented to a current or recently retired (within the last two years) paid staff member of a museum, historical society, genealogical society or other history-related organization in Kentucky.
- Lifetime Dedication to Kentucky History Award: Presented to an individual who has demonstrated a consistent commitment to Kentucky history through his or her work, writings, activities or support of historical organizations in Kentucky. The nominee must show a long-term commitment (a minimum of 20 years is preferable but not required) to Kentucky history to win this award.

Special Awards

- Brig. Gen. William R. Buster Award: Presented to an individual who has made sustained, significant contributions to Kentucky’s military history through his or her work, activities or support of historical organizations within the commonwealth.
- Volunteer Organization or Group: Presented to an organization that is managed exclusively by volunteers or a volunteer group that has made a substantial contribution of time and/or talents that benefit a state or local history organization or project and/or that has helped to make a historical organization a more effective service provider in the community.
- Community Impact Award: Presented to an organization for providing long-term engagement and expanded access to history and the humanities through community work.
- Kentucky Public History Intern Award: Presented to a student at the undergraduate or graduate level who has interned with a Kentucky public history institution in the last year. The award honors an intern who embraces the work of his or her internship and the role of public history in his or her life.

General Awards recognize exemplary historical projects in two categories:

- Education: (1) Exhibitions (2) multimedia (including audio/visual and oral history projects) (3) preservation (4) programming (public or school) and (5) special projects.
- Publications: (1) Books, pamphlets and other printed materials and (2) websites or online indexes.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170481

Number of Grants:

One award recipient will be selected in each award category for Service and Special awards.

Term of Contract:

All nominated projects must have been initiated or completed between Jan. 1, 2019, and May
31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominations must pertain to some aspect of Kentucky state or local history, or must have been a project sponsored by or initiated to benefit a museum, historical society, library, genealogical society or other history-related organization in Kentucky.

All nominated projects must have been initiated or completed between Jan. 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

Pre-Application Information:

DEADLINE: Close of business (4:30 p.m. EDT) June 1, 2020.
KHS will not accept nominations after this time.

All award recipients will be notified by email by August 1, 2020. The awards presentation will take place during the KHS Annual Meeting and Kentucky History Celebration in Frankfort at the Old State Capitol on Nov. 6, 2020. Each award winner should attend the celebration to accept the
award. If a recipient is unable to attend, someone should attend in his or her place.

You may self-nominate projects, programs or publications. Self-nominations are encouraged.

You may nominate more than one project, person, etc. There is no limit to the number of nominations you may make.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail your completed nominations to:

Kentucky History Awards Nomination
Attn: Amanda Higgins
Kentucky Historical Society
100 W. Broadway St.
Frankfort KY 40601

Inquiries should be directed to Amanda.higgins@ky.gov or 502-782-8064.

General phone number of the Kentucky Historical Society:
(502) 564-1792

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