Other History Awards

United States Senate Youth Program

Detailed Information

Application Information

Historical Society of Michigan

Detailed information and nomination forms for 2014 Awards can be found on its website at www.hsmichigan.org. Special Upper Peninsula Conference Awards have a spring deadline and are presented at the annual Upper Peninsula Conference in June.
Details at www.hsmichigan.org.
For more information, call toll-free (800) 692-1828 or write the Historical Society of Michigan, 1305 Abbott Rd. East Lansing, MI 48823.

Swainson Award

The Governor John B. Swainson Award is presented by the Michigan Historical Commission to state, county, municipal or township employees who have contributed to the preservation of Michigan history even though such activities are not part of their primary job responsibility. The commission selects the recipients from among nominated individuals, who then are recognized at a ceremony in Lansing.

The Michigan Historical Commission established this award in 1996 in honor of John B. Swainson, Michigan’s 40th governor and one of the few public officials to have served in all three branches of state government. Devoted to public service, Swainson’s commanding presence, humanity and love of Michigan made him a powerful advocate for the state’s history. Swainson’s last role in public service was as president of the Michigan Historical Commission, a post he held at his death in 1994.

As one of many groups of people who value preserving Michigan history and who think very highly of the late Governor, please think about anyone you know who might qualify for this honor.

Nomination Form for the Swainson Award
2013 Honorees for the Swainson Award


Michigan Historical Center Foundation Odyssey Award

Details available at www.michigan.gov/hal

National Council for History Education Paul Gagnon Award

Details available at www.nche.net. Then click on “Paul Gagnon Prize.”

Organization of American History Awards

Details available at www.oah.org. Then use their dropdown menu for “Awards and Prizes.”