Historic New England receives Award of Merit from AASLH
On October 5, Historic New England President and CEO Carl R. Nold accepted a Leadership in History Award at the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) conference in Salt Lake City. The award, which pays tribute to the best in state and local history, honors Historic New England’s preservation work at Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House. The multi-year project, which was based on extensive research from documentary archives, preserved the buildings, protected artifacts both inside and outside the house, and restored the landscape to a period-appropriate appearance. The project serves as a model for other house museums.
AASLH bestows 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 Americans. By publicly recognizing superior and innovative achievements, the Leadership in History Awards serve as an inspiration to others in the field. An Award of Merit recognizes excellence for projects, individual achievement, and general organizational excellence.