WHAT AN HONOR — Secretary Georgianne Bowman (left) accepted the award. She is pictured with Jeff Donahue, the director of the Holland Land Office Museum, and a Western New York Association of Historical Agencies Board member.
NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins Historical Society recently received one of three organizational awards of merit, given at the annual meeting of the Western New York Association of Historical Agencies at Genesee Community College. The award was given in recognition of accomplishment in the field of local/regional history exhibits within the 12-county area served by the WNYAHA.
The North Collins Historical Society has previously received this award twice: in 2007, for the exhibit “agriculture in Southern Erie County,” and in 2012, for the “modern military exhibit.”
The award recognized the “War of 1812 and Civil War in Southern Erie County” exhibit hosted at North Collins Historical Society Museum, in collaboration with the historians and/or historical societies in Brant, Eden, Evans, Collins, Concord and North Collins.
The exhibit displayed documents, artifacts and photographs from those towns, including more than 700 soldier profiles and many photos. As the host organization, North Collins Historical Society prepared for and assembled the exhibit.
The exhibit has also included a series of presentations, dealing with different aspects of the Civil War.
Previous programs have dealt with Civil War music and the United States Infantry in the Civil War. Another program is scheduled for early next year.
The WNY Association of Historical Agencies serves the counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Steuben, Wyoming and Yates.