Details: April 27, 2016; 7:30 PM; The Lyceum – Alexandria’s History Museum
On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 the Alexandria Historical Society will present their annual awards to individuals who have made major contributions to our understanding and appreciation of local history. The T. Michael Miller Alexandria History Award will be presented to an adult scholar, and past recipients have included author and Washington Post reporter Steve Vogel, preservation architect C. Richard Bierce, former director of the Office of Historic Alexandria Jean T. Federico, Freedmen’s Cemetery Memorial Park researcher Lillie M. Finklea, and the late Dr. James Munson, historian of colonial Alexandria and the Carlyle House.
Additional awards and special recognition are given to exceptional students from four local high schools . . . T. C. Williams, Episcopal, Bishop Ireton, and St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes . . . based on nominations from their teachers. In considering their selections, teachers are asked to nominate students using five criteria:
- High academic achievement and scholarship in American history;
- Motivation and sustained interest in American history;
- Awareness of the role of history and the historian in contemporary society;
- Mastery of communication skills;
- Citizenship and student leadership.
The award ceremony is free to the public and will take place at 7:30 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington Street in Alexandria.