The American Association for State and Local History announced that the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is the recipient of an Award of Merit for Wetlands and Waterways: The Key to Cahokia project.
The association’s Leadership in History Awards, now in its 71st year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.
Wetlands and Waterways: The Key to Cahokia exhibit is a 52-foot, life-size diorama exhibit that depicts the importance of waterways and natural resources to the growth and success of the culture that lived here from about 1000 to 1350. It features a 21-foot, 700-year-old dugout canoe and an accompaniment book.
This year, the association will confer 63 national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits and publications. The winners represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history. Presentation of the awards will be at a special banquet during the 2016 AASLH/MMA Annual Meeting in Detroit on Friday, Sept. 16. The banquet is supported by a contribution from the History Channel.
For information, visit aaslh.org.