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History Award Deadline March 10

Alexandria Historical Society is calling for nominations for the 2007 History Award to be presented on April 25 at The Lyceum. Nominations should be mailed no later than March 10 to the Office of Historic Alexandria, 230 N. Washington, St., Alexandria, VA 22314.

The award is presented annually to a person or persons who have made noteworthy contributions to the preservation of the historical, cultural, and artistic heritage of Alexandria. The recipient or recipients will be presented with a certificate and gift during an awards ceremony that evening.

Additionally, four outstanding history students from each of Alexandria's high schools will be honored at the ceremony commencing at 7:30 p.m. Patrick Walsh, T.C.Williams High School teacher, will be the featured speaker.

Organizations and interested individuals are invited to submit written nominations to the History Award Committee of the Alexandria Historical Society. Each nomination should be in the form of a narrative, no longer than two pages, which explains the contributions of the nominee. More than one nominee may be offered.

The committee will give particular consideration to those individuals who have written research papers, theses, dissertations, books and materials, which publicly disseminate information on the social and cultural history of the area, according to Mary Ruth Coleman, president, Alexandria Historical Society.

For additional information contact Coleman at 703-549-2997.