What Are the Leadership in History Awards?

For over seventy years, AASLH has given Leadership in History Awards to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all people.

By publicly recognizing superior and innovative achievements, the Leadership in History Award winners serve as models and inspirations for others in the field. We offer awards for many different types of projects, including publications, exhibits, public programming, and more. Award winners come from all over the country, from organizations of all kinds, sizes, and budgets.

Our awards program is non-competitive, meaning your nomination is not in competition with others for a finite amount of awards. Your nomination is evaluated alone on its own merits. We encourage nominations from small and all-volunteer organizations.

This informational webinar from 2018 will give you an overview of the program, as well as providing tips for submitting a nomination (54 minutes).


Download the 2018 Awards Manual
Contact your state or regional representative, or AASLH:,
Bethany Hawkins, Chief of Operations, hawkins@aaslh.org
Aja Bain, Program and Publications Coordinator, abain@aaslh.org