JCHC to Receive Achievement Award

The Jefferson County History Center will receive the PA Museums’ Special Institutional Achievement Award for the Stones N’ Bones 3-Gallery Exhibit at the upcoming PA Museum’s Annual Conference at Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.  PA Museums is a statewide trade association of museum professionals of both large and small museums.

Institutional Awards recognize outstanding projects that provide an exemplary contribution to the museum, public history, or cultural tourism fields in PA. A nomination may be made for any project/exhibit that raises the bar of excellence in any of these fields.  Judging criteria considers new, innovative approaches, planning and implementing the exhibit at the highest level possible given staff size and budget limitations, and public engagement – drawing new and diverse visitors to the exhibit.