PA Museums 2014 Special Achievement Awards

PA Museums will present our 2014 Special Achievement Awards on Monday, April 7 at our Annual Statewide Museum Conference in Pittsburgh hosted by the Senator John Heinz History Center.

Pennsylvania’s museum field has many reasons to be proud, and our statewide association is pleased to recognize deserving individuals and organizations with our awards program. Attendees are welcome to join us just for our Special Achievement Awards.

Our Special Achievement Awards Luncheon is sponsored this year by Phoenixx Design Associates. We are grateful for this support of our event to recognize exemplary projects and outstanding museum work.

Congratulations to this year’s award winners!

Institutional Achievement Awards

Philadelphia’s Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts will be honored for their statewide program to raise awareness of conservation needs in collections around the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania’s Top Ten Endangered Artifacts.

The Everhart Museum in Scranton will be recognized for their ambitious and creative exhibition and project programing for The Blood in the Life: Vampires in Art and Nature.

Honorable Mentions

The Bradford County Heritage Association from Troy, PA will receive an honorable mention for its Farm Days 1866 program.

Doylestown’s Mercer Museum of the Bucks County Historical Society will receive an honorable mention for the exhibit and programing related to Turning Points: Civil War, 1863-1864.

President’s Award

The Senator John Heinz History Center will receive recognition for their national award-winning exhibit From Slavery to Freedom.

Director’s Award

Gettysburg’s Seminary Ridge Museum will be recognized for opening in 2013 with its Voices of Duty and Devotion exhibit as an important new institution.

Individual Award – Emerging Museum Professional

The York County Heritage Trust’s Director of Education, Daniel Roe, will be honored for his leadership, initiative, and commitment.

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