Fairfield Museum wins 2016 CLHO Award of Merit

The Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO) proudly announces that the Fairfield Museum and History Center is the recipient of an Award of Merit for its Pequot War exhibition, which was on display in the Museum during the Town of Fairfield’s 375th anniversary in 2014. The CLHO Award of Merit is a prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of Connecticut history.

This year, CLHO is proud to confer twelve awards honoring people, projects, exhibits, books, and organizations. The winners represent the best in the field and provide tangible examples of leadership for the future of Connecticut history.

The award was granted to the Fairfield Museum for “creating an exhibition that significantly enhanced and furthered the understanding of Connecticut history for the 375th anniversary of the founding of the town. The committee was impressed with the broad collaboration and quality of the exhibition, and the strong effort that was made to increase awareness about the Pequot War and its role in the founding of Fairfield.”

The Connecticut League of History Organizations presents the Award of Merit to institutions and individuals who demonstrate the highest of professional standards, and who enhance and further the understanding of Connecticut history. The purpose of the Award of Merit program is to recognize the care, thought and effort invested in these contributions and to inspire and encourage others by acknowledging exceptional contributions to state and local history. For more information about the Award of Merit program, contact CLHO at 860-502-7705, or go to www.clho.org.

The Connecticut League of History Organizations, founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit professional organization of individuals and institutions working to preserve and promote the history of Connecticut.  From its headquarters in Middletown, Connecticut.

CLHO provides leadership, service, and support for its members who preserve and interpret local history in order to make the past more meaningful. The CLHO also sponsors regional training workshops, peer networking, the two-year StEPs-CT program and an annual conference. Generous funding is provided by Connecticut Humanities.

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