Historical Museum’s Voices of a City Exhibit Earns Accolades

The Voices of a City exhibit unveiled last year at the Greensboro Historical Museum is receiving high praise from the professional historical community. The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has recognized the 8,000 square foot exhibit with a 2011 Leadership in History Award of Merit. The organization cited the exhibit for “excellence in the collection, preservation and interpretation of local history.”

According to the AASLH, the Award of Merit “recognizes superior and innovative achievements” in historical preservation and interpretation that “make the past more meaningful to all Americans.” The association adds that “special consideration is given to new and promising ideas, approaches and innovations that will serve as a model for the field.”

Historical Museum Director Fred Goss said, “Voices of a City has been very well received by museum visitors because of the way it conveys local history through the accounts of everyday people, not just famous historical figures. I think that approach resonated with the judges for the AASLH award program as well.”