BLC program wins merit award

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

NASHVILLE, TN—June 2013—The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Field School directed by Arijit Sen is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for Picturing Milwaukee: Thurston Woods Pilot Study.

The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 68th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.

The Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Field School seeks to broaden and popularize historic preservation and ecological awareness in the City of Milwaukee and beyond. It is a unique collaborative forum that engages students, faculty and staff at the university with local communities and residents in collecting, analyzing and disseminating stories of stewardship and cultural heritage.

This year, AASLH is proud to confer eighty-eight national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits, books, and organizations. The winners represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history. Presentation of the awards will be made at a special banquet during the 2013 AASLH Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday, September 20. The banquet is supported by a generous contribution from the History Channel.

The AASLH awards program was initiated in 1945 to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history throughout the United States. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards not only honor significant achievement in the field of state and local history, but also brings public recognition of the opportunities for small and large organizations, institutions, and programs to make contributions in this arena. For more information about the Leadership in History Awards, contact AASLH at 615-320-3203, or go to

The American Association for State and Local History is a not-for-profit professional organization of individuals and institutions working to preserve and promote history. From its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, AASLH provides leadership, service, and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful in American society. AASLH publishes books,technical publications, a quarterly magazine, and monthly newsletter. The associationalso sponsors regional and national training workshops and an annual meeting.