WDAD wins award from AASLH!

This August, the Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database was recognized with an “Award of Merit” from the American Association for State and Local History. The database was one of 57 exhibitions, publications, and projects throughout the country selected by AASLH as exemplars of “commitment to excellence in state and local history.”

The Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database was one of four award-winning projects in Wisconsin. The others include:

–Robert Booth Fowler, for the publication Wisconsin Votes: An Electoral History
–Wisconsin Historical Society Press, for the textbook Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story
–Wisconsin Historical Society Press and Wisconsin Public Television, for the publication Fill ‘er Up: The Glory Days of Wisconsin Gas Stations

Many thanks to Matt Carpenter of the History Museum at the Castle, who recommended the project for the award, and to Anne Pryor of the Wisconsin Arts Board, who wrote a wonderful critical review of the database for the award nomination.

Posted by Emily Pfotenhauer.

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