The “Fabric of Memory: The Cone Mill Villages” a permanent exhibition at Greensboro’s Revolution Mill created by students in UNCG’s History/Museum Studies graduate program and their advisor Director of Public History Benjamin Filene, won a Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). The award, which recognizes achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history was given to only 48 people, projects, exhibits or publications throughout the United States.
Created in 1945, the Leadership in History Awards Program is intended to support standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history.
“The Leadership in History Awards is AASLH’s highest distinction and the winners represent the best in the field,” said Trina Nelson Thomas, AASLH Awards Chair and Director.
Filene will receive the award at a banquet during the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, on Friday, Sept. 8.
A full listing of recipients can be found at about.aaslh.org/awards. The exhibition is located at 1250 Revolution Mill Drive and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.