GREENSBORO, NC (August 22, 2023) – Nominations are being accepted now through October 1 for the Greensboro History Museum’s prestigious 2023 Voices of a City Award, an honor recognizing significant and original contributions to local history. Nominations for both individuals and organizations will be accepted and self-nominations are welcome. Submissions by or for high school and college students will be judged in a separate category.
Projects can be as varied as our city, including oral history, photography, film, published articles, books, student research papers, film and electronic media. Collectors of historical documents or artifacts are also eligible. Previous winners include the J.C. Price School Project, historians Gayle Hicks Fripp and Scott Culclasure, journalist Jim Schlosser, the Guilford County Community Remembrance Project Coalition, the Friends of Green Hill Cemetery, the Ever-Achievers Teachers Club, and William Moss (Carolina Field of Honor).
Nominations should include a letter and at least one example of work for consideration, provided in either hard copy (articles or book), CD/DVD or digital format. For digital content, please include online access, such as a website, google doc link, Dropbox or mail in a USB drive. Submissions will be evaluated by the Greensboro History Museum, Inc. Community Engagement Committee and its Advisory Board. Award criteria include project originality and significance; innovation; quality of research within current academic scholarship; sources consulted; and accessibility of material to the local community and beyond.
The award presentation will be made at the Greensboro History Museum Inc. Annual Dinner on October 25. “There are many individuals and organizations working on behalf of local history in the area, and we encourage all to submit nominations for this significant recognition,” says Museum Director Carol Ghiorsi Hart.
Submissions should be sent to:
Carol Ghiorsi Hart
Greensboro History Museum
130 Summit Avenue Greensboro, NC 27401
The Greensboro History Museum, an AAM-accredited Smithsonian Affiliate, is a division of the City of Greensboro Library Department and operates as a public-private partnership with the nonprofit GHM Inc. In partnership with the community, the Greensboro History Museum collects the city’s diverse history and connects people to that history and one another through engaging exhibits, educational programs and community dialogue. Located in Downtown Greensboro’s Cultural District, the museum is open Tuesdays–Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays from 2 to 5 pm. Masks are required of all visitors. Admission is free. Learn more at www.greensborohistory.org.
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