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History excellence to be honored

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East Tennessee Historical Society is seeking nominations from across the region for awards of excellence in the field of history.

Each year, the society recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation, promotion, programming, and interpretation of the region’s history.

Awards are in four categories:

The Award of Distinction recognizes a special project, such as publications, building preservation, or special program, such as a conference, heritage event, publication or lecture series.

History in the Media Award is for outstanding contributions to the promotion of the region’s history.

Teaching Excellence Award is for outstanding or innovative teaching of history at any level.

Then there’s Ramsey Award for Lifetime Achievement.

For more information about the awards of excellence or to request a nomination form, contact the East Tennessee Historical Society, P. O. Box 1629, Knoxville, TN 37901, or call 215-8824. Visit the website at www.eastTNhistory.org. The application deadline is April 11.