The award recognizes excellence in National Park Service historical efforts that make the NPS a leader in promoting public understanding of and engagement with American history. Please share with us exemplary projects that encourage civic dialogue in all areas of public history. Eligible submissions include park-based interpretive work (museum exhibits, waysides, digital and print media, public programming, etc.); regionally-oriented educational and preservation programs; National Register or NHL nominations, historic resource and special resource studies which have public outreach components, and national programs and projects designed to encourage public appreciation for the complexity and richness of the American past.
The postmark/submission deadline for all nomination materials to be sent to award committee members is November 1, 2017. The committee will make its selection by February 2018, at which time the award recipient will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation. The award will be presented at the 2018 OAH Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California, April 12–14.