AHGS Receives Newsletter Award from North Carolina Society of Historians!

Representatives of the Alleghany Historical-Genealogical Society traveled to Morehead City, NC Saturday, October 10, 2009 to receive the Joe M. McLaurin Newsletter Award from North Carolina Society of Historians for their 2009 Newsletters.

Several other individuals and businesses also won awards for their work on the Sesquicentennial Project. 5 puzzles, the Alleghany Star Reprint, the Sesquicentennial Events Brochure, the AHGS and Sesquicentennial Committee’s websites, and the Alleghany County Musicians 4-CD set won awards.

At the annual event, NCSH presented awards in several historical and genealogical categories relating to local, regional or statewide people, places or events: History Books, Publishers, Multimedia, Journal, Newsletter, Society, Religious History Books, Newspaper & Magazine Articles, Family History Books, Historical Fiction, and Museums. The multimedia category takes in historical plays, videos, oral histories, poetry, music, websites, brochures, pamphlets, demonstrations, etc. A Presidents Award was given to the President’s personal choice of all entries that won by the unanimous decision of a distinguished panel of judges. Only one prestigious Historian of the Year award was presented this year.

Members of the Society recieve the newsletters and previous newsletters can be read on our website.

The North Carolina Society of Historians was established in 1941 for the purpose of collecting, preserving and perpetuating North Carolina’s rich history; and for recognizing those persons who fulfill the society’s objectives.

For more information on the North Carolina Society of Historians, please visit their website at www.ncsocietyofhistorians.org. Elizabeth Bray Sherrill, President, NCSH, PO Box 93, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673-0093.

L to R in image at top: AHGS Secretary Irene Wagner, AHGS Member Pauline Jolly, NCSH President Elizabeth Sherrill, AHGS Vice President Roy Hunt, AHGS Member Claire Halsey, AHGS President Jeff Halsey

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