Traveling 219 Receives AASLH History Award

September 30, 2014 |

Also, check out the Charleston Gazette article on the Traveling 219 project from September 21, 2014: ‘Traveling 219’ shares highlands highway heritage !

The Traveling 219 Project Wins 2014 AASLH Award of Merit

Roxy Todd accepting the award for Traveling 219 at the AASHL award banquet in St. Paul, Minnesota.

NASHVILLE, TN—June 2014—The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the Traveling 219 Project is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for the website Traveling 219: The Seneca Trail. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 69th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.

This year, AASLH is proud to confer seventy-seven national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits, books, and organizations. The winners represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history. Presentation of the awards will be made at a special banquet during the 2014 AASLH Annual Meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Friday, September 19. The banquet is supported by a generous contribution from the History Channel.

The AASLH awards program was initiated in 1945 to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history throughout the United States.  The AASLH Leadership in History Awards not only honor significant achievement in the field of state and local history, but also bring public recognition of the opportunities for small and large organizations, institutions, and programs to make contributions in this arena.  For more information about the Leadership in History Awards, contact AASLH at 615-320-3203, or go to

The American Association for State and Local History is a not-for-profit professional organization of individuals and institutions working to preserve and promote history.  From its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, AASLH provides leadership, service, and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful in American society.  AASLH publishes books, technical publications, a quarterly magazine, and monthly newsletter.  The association also sponsors regional and national training workshops and an annual meeting.



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