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Excellence in Local History Award

The Excellence in Local History award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations who have dedicated their time, talent, and efforts to local and regional history that can serve as a role model of excellence. The award honors those associated specifically with local, county, and regional historical organizations within North Dakota.

Eligibility:
Eligible nominees may be individuals, groups, or organizations that have made a significant contribution in preserving, interpreting, researching, publishing, promoting or otherwise extending knowledge and understanding of the history of their locality, county, or region. Their efforts demonstrate evidence of long-term dedication and personal commitment to advancing the understanding of local history.

Nominations will be evaluated on the following criteria:

How to Apply:
Nomination packets should include some or all of the following supporting documentation:

Awards are reviewed by a committee appointed by the Director of the State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND). Presentations of all awards are made annually each fall at the Governorís Conference on North Dakota History. All materials submitted to the awards program become the property of SHSND, may be used by SHSND in promoting the awards program, and will not be returned.

Due Date:
Nomination packets must be delivered or postmarked by 5:00 pm on the second Friday of July. Entries delivered or mailed after this date may be held for consideration the following year. Send five copies of all materials to: Danielle Stuckle, Outreach Coordinator; State Historical Society of North Dakota; 612 East Boulevard Avenue; Bismarck, ND 58505.

For more information about the Local History Award program, contact Danielle Stuckle at 701-328-2794 or dlstuckle@nd.gov. Visit the State Historical Society of North Dakotaís website at history.nd.gov.

Past Recipients
Year Honored
Whitestone Hill Battlefield Historical Society
2012
Ella Guenther
2012
Merle Clark
2011
Friends of Fort Union and Fort Buford
2011
Griggs County Museum
2011
Leilani Baisch Meyhoff
2010
Steven M. Reidburn
2010
Jean Miller
2009
NE North Dakota Heritage Association/Icelandic State Parky
2009
Ray Pladson
2008
Keith Johnson
2008
Fort Ransom Sodbuster Association
2008
Gertrude Reep
2007
Leonard Berce
2007
Dorotha Pelton
2006
Wes Anderson
2005
Eilen Woods
2004
Aagot Nysveen
2003
Dorothy Pearson
2002
Marilyn Hudson
2002
Society for the Preservation of the Former Governors' Mansion
2001
Monlee Nelson
1999
Theresa Bogner
1999
Daisy I. Hermanson
1989
Rudolph Helland
1989
Mary F. Young
1988
Frances Wold
1988

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