Public Program Award
The Wisconsin Historical Society invites nominations for an award that honors outstanding work in a new Wisconsin history public program. The award is presented to a Wisconsin organization that has launched an exceptional history public program during the preceding year.
To be eligible for consideration, the organization that sponsors
the program must be located in Wisconsin. The nominated
program must take place in Wisconsin, had its first
presentation during the previous calendar year, must
deal with a Wisconsin history subject, and must be
open to the public. Programs requiring membership in an organization
to participate are not eligible for consideration.
Examples of eligible programs include history festivals; workshops;
seminars; reenactments; historical walking, bus, or
bicycle tours; historical readings combined with discussion;
and film screenings combined with discussion.
The nominees will be evaluated based on demonstrated excellence in the following areas:
- Authenticity and scope of research
- Attention to program management
- Creative ideas and approaches
- Effectiveness of delivery and overall impact of program
- Community involvement
- Connection to Wisconsin history
April 1 of each year (postmarked or delivered)
How to Apply
Nominations must be submitted on the nomination
20KB). Please attach to the nomination form a narrative
not to exceed three single-spaced pages describing
- Program Description: activities, research, budget, staff, technique and connection to Wisconsin history.
- Program Achievements: effectiveness of delivery and overall impact of program on target audience.
- Program Documentation: brochure, schedule, news clippings, photos, etc. that document the program.
Send applications to:
Dawn St. George
Wisconsin History Public Program Award
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
For more information, contact Dawn St. George at 608-261-9350, via email, or write to the address above.
Awards are initially reviewed by a committee of judges appointed by the Society and then approved by the Awards Committee of the Board of Curators. The date and presentation of the award will be made at a time and location convenient for the recipient. Employees and members of the Board of Curators of the Wisconsin Historical Society are not eligible to receive awards.
Recent Award Winner
Read about the recent Public Program award winner.