November 4, 2015
Local History Awardees Honored at Governor’s Conference on North Dakota History
BISMARCK – Awards honoring achievements related to North Dakota history were presented at the 27th Annual Governor’s Conference on North Dakota History held Oct. 17 at the ND Heritage Center in Bismarck. Think Green in ‘15 was the theme for this year’s conference that was sponsored by the state’s history agency, the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Two awards were presented for Excellence in Local History.
The Excellence in Local History Award recognizes those associated specifically with local, county, and regional historical organizations within North Dakota whose activity serves as a role model of excellence to others. The 2015 recipients are Henry Mische from the Hebron area and Trish Short Lewis from St. Vincent, Minn. Henry Mische was nominated for his work with the museum, St. John Church, Chautauqua events, and other projects and demonstrations in the Hebron community. Trish Short Lewis was nominated for her work researching and promoting the history of St. Vincent, Minn., which is part of the larger community of Pembina. She has worked with the Pembina State Museum, is writing a book titled St. Vincent Memories based on stories from her blog of the same name, and has helped document Fort Pembina and Pembina cemeteries.
Local History Awards are presented annually at the Governor’s Conference on North Dakota History. Nominations can be made anytime throughout the year and are due the second Friday in July. Nominations not received by the due date will be considered for awards the following year. For more information about the Local History Award program, contact Danielle Stuckle at 701-328-2794 or email@example.com, or visit the State Historical Society of North Dakota’s website at history.nd.gov.
Danielle Stuckle, 701.328.2794
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