CWB Recognized with National Award for Historic Preservation

The Center for Wooden Boats is one of four Washington State historic preservation organizations among the winners of the 66th annual national Leadership in History Awards, the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. The award, presented annually by The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), recognized CWB for “overall institutional excellence in preserving Northwest maritime history since 1976”. CWB Executive Director Betsy Davis (center) accepted the award from AASLH Chair D. Stephen Elliott (left) and AASLH President and CEO Terry Davis (right) at the AASLH annual meeting in Richmond, Virginia, in September. Other Washington State winners were the Museum of History & Industry, the Washington Women’s History Consortium and Washington State Historical Society. “CWB is honored to be recognized for its commitment to making maritime history come alive,” Betsy Davis said. “We are lucky to live in a region with so many groups dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of our region’s history.Our colleagues’ work serves as an inspiration to us and a constant call to excellence.”

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