Mark your calendars! The second annual History Affiliates Awards Luncheon will be held on October 25, 2013 at the Union League of Philadelphia.
I had a blast at last year's awards program , celebrating the achievements of all-volunteer, small, and mid-sized history and heritage organizations in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. It was fun to schmooze with friends in the history community, bask in the super-deluxe surroundings of the Union League, and congratulate the three HCI-PSAR participants who took home prizes  in 2012. Not to play favorites, but I hope even more HCI-PSAR participants will be HIP Awards winners this year!
Nominations are now open for excellence in the following areas (with sub-groups within each based on organization size: all-volunteer, small, and mid-sized):
- Educational and Public Programs
- Stewardship, Care or Interpretation of Historic Structures, Museum and Archival Collections
- Partnership Projects
- Volunteer of the Year
More information about the awards categories is available here . When you're ready to submit your nomination, fill out the online application here . Nominations are due by May 17, 2013. If you have any questions, contact Prudence Haines, History Affiliates Program Director at 215-732-6200 ext. 243 or via email .