The American Association for State and Local History’s prestigious national Leadership in History Award of Merit was given at a special banquet where the Middlesex County Historical Society was recognized for the exhibit A Vanished Port: Middletown & the Caribbean, 1750-1824. Additionally, the Society was honored to receive the Michael Kammen Award for outstanding effort for an institution with an annual budget under $250,000. Funding for the exhibit was provided by grants from Connecticut Humanities, the Hoffman Foundation, and the Meigs Fund at Wesleyan University. Additional funding was provided by private donors.
Pictured are (left to right): Katherine Kane, AASLH Council Chair, Debby Shapiro, Executive Director MCHS, Brenda Milkofsky, exhibit designer, and John Dichtl, AASLH President & CEO.