The People’s History of Seward Book in the National Spotlight!

SNG’s book A People’s History of the Seward Neighborhood has won a national award from the American Association for State and Local History. The award ceremony as held in Philadelphia on August 28. Rick Musser, as one of the editors of the book and a member of the Seward History Committee, elected to go and accept the award on behalf of SNG and the History Committee. Here are some photos from the event.

Each year, more than a thousand public history professionals and volunteers gather at the convention for four days of workshops, networking, and inspiration.

The AASLH’s 2019 meeting in Philadelphia was held in partnership with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.

The AASLH has given Leadership in History Awards for more than seventy years. The awards are non-competitive, but entries are rigorously evaluated to encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history. Award winners come from all over the country, from organizations of all kinds, sizes, and budgets.

A People’s History of the Seward Neighborhood has been an ongoing project of the History Committee of the Seward Neighborhood Group for almost a decade, with contributions by twenty neighborhood writers and researchers. The book was finally completed under the auspices of project manager Marilyn Matheny, editor Wendy Epstein, and Nodin Press editor and designer John Toren. Publication was made possible, in part, by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

History Book Award Rick Musser
Editor and major contributor Rick Musser at the AASLH convention.

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