Great Falls Historical Society Seeks Nominations for Jean Tibbetts History Award

The Great Falls Historical Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the area, invites community members to submit nominations for the Jean Tibbetts History Award, an annual award that honors outstanding contributors to the research, articulation, dissemination and preservation of the history of life along the Potomac River corridor from McLean to west of Dranesville and south through Herndon.

Candidates for the Jean Tibbetts History Award are selected from annual nominations to Great Falls Historical Society and the award includes a stipend of $200.

The awardee’s name is placed on the Great Falls Historians plaque, displayed in the Great Falls Library.

Nominations should include a brief resume of the nominee; a listing of significant achievements, such as leading publications and noteworthy accomplishments; and a summary of the significance of the nominee’s overall record of contributions.

Deadline for submission for the 2014 Award is April 21, 2014. Please mail nominations, with complete documentation, to GFHS History Award Committee, PO Box 56, Great Falls, VA 22066, or by email to award@ghfs.org.

Jean Tibbetts was a writer of Great Falls history who recognized and displayed excellence in historical research. The Great Falls Historical Society is proud to commemorate her memory with this award, and we appreciate your support. Donations may be made to: Great Falls Historical Society, Attention: Treasurer, PO Box 56, Great Falls, Va., 22066.

For an online archive of the area’s history, please visit the Great Falls Historical Society website at www.gfhs.org.