Meet the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners

Since 1960, the Ohio Local History Alliance – in partnership with the Ohio History Connection – has led the state in recognizing excellent projects, programs, publications created by Ohio historical societies and museums, as well as recognizing individuals who have contributed greatly to the field of history.

At the 2019 Annual Meeting, OLHA presented 12 Outstanding Achievement Awards that have inspired, connected, and educated their audiences in Ohio.

Ohio Local History Alliance Champion Award
  • Richard T. (Dick) Brown
Individual Achievement Awards
  • Joy M. Flood, Noble County Historical Society
  • Lysa Stanton, Westlake Historical Society
History Outreach – Budget Under $25,000
Media and Publications
  • Miamisburg Historical Society – “The River Runs Through: 200 Years of History in Miamisburg, Ohio”
  • Plain Township Historical Society – “Educating Plain Township – Glenwood High School 1957-1975 – 2 Volume Publication”
  • Reading Historical Society – “Reading Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Reading Doughboy”
Public Programming
  • South Charleston Heritage Commission Corporation – “Edward Edwards: His Life and His Life’s Work”
History Outreach – Budget Over $25,000
  • Wood County Historical Center & Museum – “For Comfort & Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio By Way of the Poor Farm”
Media and Publications
  • Lauren R. Pacini and The Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument – “Honoring Their Memory: Levi T. Scofield, Cleveland’s Monumental Architect and Sculptor”
Public Programming
  • Clark County Historical Society – “Heritage School of Wizardry Wizarding Weekend”
  • Columbus Jewish Historical Society – “Letters Home, 1918”
  • Shelby County Historical Society – “Tawawa Civic Park 70th Anniversary”
Click here to learn more about our Outstanding Achievement Awards
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