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Native American Days Program and Resource Prestigious 2022 AASLH Award of Excellence

by Joshua Turner | June 20, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.

Nashville, TN – The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) congratulates the Arkansas Archeological Survey and Shiloh Museum of Ozark History for receiving an Award of Excellence for Native American Days Program and Resource. The Award of Excellence is part of the AASLH Leadership in History Awards, the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation of state and local history.

The Native American Days Program and Resource is a 2 day, virtual program featuring short presentations by Native American artists, archeologists, and historical interpreters aligned to 5th grade educational standards as well as a website with additional background information and links. The program was available live to anyone or any classroom who had pre-registered, and the website continues to be a recorded resource for teachers to use until next years' program. Pre-registered participants also received a box of supplies for students for a hands-on component for some of the presentations.

This year, AASLH is proud to confer 53 national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits, and publications. The winners represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history.

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 bring 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

Arkansas Archeological Survey

The Arkansas Archeological Survey is a part of the University of Arkansas System. Our mission is to study and protect archeological sites in Arkansas, to preserve and manage information and collections from those sites, and to communicate what we learn to the people of Arkansas. Cooperative agreements with seven state university campuses, two state parks, and the UA System's Winthrop Rockefeller Institute enable scholars at ten research stations around the state to carry out this mission. The Survey has been a model for statewide archeological programs in the United States and around the world.

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History serves the public by preserving and providing resources for finding meaning, enjoyment, and inspiration in the exploration of the Arkansas Ozarks.


The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), a national nonprofit association, provides leadership and resources to help the history community thrive and make the past more meaningful for all people. AASLH serves the tens of thousands of history organizations, professionals, and volunteers around the country who help people of all ages develop critical thinking skills and understand how learning history helps society make progress toward justice. Through research, advocacy, and our field-leading professional development program, AASLH advances public history practice and connects history practitioners to critical issues in the field and to one another. For more information about AASLH visit

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