Fri, October 04, 2013

Congrats to 2013 AHS Award Winners


The Friday evening banquet at every AHS / MA meeting is the highlight for many of us because it’s the time we recognize outstanding scholarship and achievement in Alaska history. Congrats to all!
Here’s Mike Hawfield with his well-deserved President’s Award (a.k.a. the Beaver Log):

Other winners:
EVANGELINE ATWOOD AWARD
Dirk Tordoff
Alaska film historian, curator, archivist
HISTORIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Tom Walker
The Seventymile Kid
PATHFINDER AWARD
James Mackovjak  
For important reference works on timber, freighting, salmon traps
ELVA R. SCOTT LOCAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY AWARD
Gastineau Channel Historical Society
Gastineau Heritage News, Last Chance Mining Museum, Sentinel Island Lighthouse
CONTRIBUTIONS TO ALASKA HISTORY AWARD
Karen Brewster, Editor
Boots, Bikes, and Bombers: Adventures of Alaska Conservationist Ginny Hill Wood
CONTRIBUTIONS TO ALASKA HISTORY AWARD
Victor Fischer and Charles Wohlforth
To Russia With Love: An Alaskan’s Journey
Extraordinary story, Ethical collaboration    
CONTRIBUTIONS TO ALASKA HISTORY AWARD
Rex A. Wilhelm
Alaska Commercial Company
Historical records preservation
CONTRIBUTIONS TO ALASKA HISTORY AWARD
Audrey and Bruce Kelly
Stories at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery programs
 
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Barbara Sweetland Smith
Alaska historian, archivist, curator, writer, steadfast friend and dedicated colleague


The Sheldon Museum choir signing the Alaska flag song. We’ll post more photos from the conference shortly. In the meantime, check out photos of the Awards Ceremony posted on Museum Alaska’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/museumsalaska