SHFG Invites Applications for Powell Prize
Deadline November 15, 2005
The Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) invites applications for its 2005 John Wesley Powell Prize for the preservation and conservation of historical places and materials. The purpose of all SHFG awards is to recognize and encourage excellence in the study of the history of the federal government, as well as to increase appreciation of both the history itself and also the efforts of those who, through a variety of methods and media, explore that history.
The John Wesley Powell Prize commemorates the explorer and federal administrator whose work demonstrated the importance of historical preservation and historical display. Every other year the award recognizes excellence in the field of historic preservation. Examples of eligible entries include, but are not limited to, projects that stabilize, restore, or adaptively reuse historic buildings or structures; historical reports that support preservation efforts; educational materials or heritage trails that foster a preservation ethic; innovative strategies for physical conservation; or planning processes for long-term preservation. Federal agencies and those carrying out work on behalf of the federal government may apply. Entries for the 2005 prize should be for achievements in calendar years 2004 and 2005 and must be submitted by November 15, 2005.
For details about the award, criteria for selection, and application procedures, please visit the society's award web site at http://www.shfg.org/tawards.html.
Posted November 3, 2005.
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