“Since 2011, this award has formally recognized Manitobans who have spent countless hours preserving and promoting the history of this great province for the benefit of us all,” said Neville. “I encourage you to recognize an outstanding volunteer in your community by nominating them for this award.”
The Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Historical Preservation and Promotion are presented to those with experience in such endeavours as:
- writing of historical publications and documents;
- stewardship of museums and archives;
- raising of public education, advocacy and awareness;
- committee or community service;
- preservation of historic sites/buildings; and
- art and media.
As the oldest historical organization in Western Canada, founded in 1879, the Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) presents awards to businesses, farms and organizations that have operated for over 100 years, and recognizes important historical books with its annual Margaret McWilliams Awards. It publishes the journal Prairie History and operates a comprehensive website of historical information.
The MHS will receive nominations from the public and will recommend up to five individuals to receive awards this year. Two awards will be reserved for emerging historians (mid-30s and younger). Paid professionals in the field of history and heritage will not be considered. Nominations for 2023 must be received by Friday, April 1. The awards will be presented at Government House later in the spring.
Nomination forms and further details of the award program are available on the websites of the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (www.manitobalg.ca) and the Manitoba Historical Society (www.mhs.mb.ca).
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