RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – The Virginia Museum of Historical past and Tradition (VMHC) has been chosen by the American Affiliation for State and Native Historical past (AASLH) as a 2021 Nationwide Award of Excellence recipient for his or her year-long management of Virginia’s Girls’s Sufferage Centennial.
Based on a press launch for the VMHC, this award is essentially the most prestigious recognition for achievement within the preservation and interpretation of state and native historical past.
The AASLH acknowledged the exhibit titled Brokers of Change: Feminine Activism within the Virginia from Girls’s Suffrage to At this time which surveyed 100 years of girls’s activism because the passage of the nineteenth modification for the award.
This exhibit was part of a statewide effort, all through 2020, to mark the centennial anniversary of the ladies’s rights modification.
Together with the exhibit, the VMHC displayed a documentary movie, These Issues Can Be Carried out: Girls’s Suffrage in Virginia, produced by the Virginia Public Media. The movie contact on each historic ladies’s actions and up to date ones, such because the #MeToo motion, Girls’s Marches, and the Black Lives Matter motion.
With a purpose to attain folks in the course of the pandemic, the VMHC Training Staff helped by offering digital programming.
The AASLH awards program was established in 1945 to encourage glorious protection of state and native historical past, in response to the press launch. Extra details about the AASLH is available on their website.
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