THE AHS HISTORY AWARDS
Each year the Alexandria Historical Society honors groups or individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to the preservation of the historic, cultural and artistic heritage of Alexandria, Virginia.
AHS confers three different types of awards.
T. MICHAEL MILLER ALEXANDRIA HISTORY AWARD
Named in honor of the City’s most prolific research historian and former AHS President in recognition of his long and very distinguished service to the City of Alexandria. This award recognizes those who have made especially noteworthy contributions to the preservation of the historic, cultural and artistic heritage of Alexandria.
AHS SPECIAL AWARD
Bestowed in recognition of notable contributions to the Society and Alexandria history.
ALEXANDRIA HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY AWARD
Based on the recommendation of their teacher, one outstanding history student from each of Alexandria's four high schools is given this award. Each student is selected for academic achievement and scholarship in American history, high motivation and sustained interest in American history, awareness of the role of history and the historian in contemporary society, and demonstrated citizenship and student leadership.
NOMINATIONS FOR THE T. MICHAEL MILLER ALEXANDRIA HISTORY AWARD AND THE AHS SPECIAL AWARD
Organizations and interested individuals are invited to submit written nominations to the History Award Committee of the Alexandria Historical Society. More than one nomination may be submitted and the committee may select more than one person to receive an award. The committee will give particular consideration to those individuals who have written research papers, theses, dissertations, books and materials, which publicly disseminate information on the social and cultural history of the area. Officers and members of the Board of Directors of the Alexandria Historical Society are not eligible for the Alexandria History Award.
Each nomination should:
be in narrative form
be no longer than two pages
explain in detail the contributions of the nominee
include copies of the nominee's work, including publications
Submit nominations to:
AHS History Awards Committee
Office of Historic Alexandria
220 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
In any year, nominations received between January 1st and the second Tuesday in March are eligible for the awards conferred that year.