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Adams Museum & HouseSM is a 2005 AASLH Award Winner

9/1/2005
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DEADWOOD, S.D. – The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), based in Nashville, TN, recently announced the Adams Museum & House, Inc. is the recipient of the AASLH Certificate of Commendation for General Excellence. The AASLH Annual Awards Program, now in its 60th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. Awards for 2005 represent 87 organizations and individuals throughout the United States. The awards program was initiated in 1945 to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history throughout the United States. The AASLH Awards Program not only honors significant achievement in the field of state and local history, but also brings public recognition of the opportunities for small and large organizations, institutions, and programs that make contributions in this arena. The Adams Museum & House, Inc., a non-profit educational organization, operates Deadwood’s Adams Museum at 54 Sherman Street and the historic Adams House at 22 Van Buren Street. The Adams Museum & House, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history and material culture of Deadwood and the Black Hills. Deadwood’s Adams MuseumSM will celebrate its 75th anniversary in October. The Museum was built in 1930 by W.E. Adams, a Deadwood pioneer businessman, as a way of giving back to the community that had given him so much. The celebration coincides with the completion of a Historic Preservation funded renovation project to address life-safety issues, and to create new exhibits. -30- A photo of the Adams Museum is available upon request. The Adams Museum & House is a non-profit educational complex dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history and material culture of Deadwood and the Black Hills. www.AdamsMuseumAndHouse.org