September 29, 2016
The Greensboro Historical Museum has received a national award from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) for the exhibition Warnersville: Our Home, Our Neighborhood, Our Stories. The Leadership in History Award is the most prestigious form of recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.
The Warnersville exhibit (November 2014 to February 2016) celebrated the culmination of several years of research and community engagement. Created and designed in collaboration with the community, the exhibit focused on the history of the first planned African American community in Greensboro. It utilized oral history interviews and multimedia to share the experiences and recollections of life in the Warnersville community.
Museum Director Carol Ghiorsi Hart and James “Yogi” Griffin, president of the Warnersville Coalition, attended a special banquet in Detroit on September 16 at the AASLH annual meeting to receive the award.
According to CEO of the Association for State and Local History Bethany Hawkins, “the AASLH Leadership in History Awards not only honor significant achievement in the field of state and local history, but also bring public recognition of the opportunities for small and large institutions. Award winners represent the best in the field.”