Castle Museum Brings Home Top Regional Honors

Published: 07/24/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2014
CONTACT: Lisa McCartney
Tele: 989-752-2861, ext. 315
lmccartney@castlemuseum.org


SAGINAW, Mich. - The Castle Museum has taken one of four top awards at the annual conference of the Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) on July 15, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.

The AMM, which represents more than 300 museums and institutions in eight states, honored the Castle Museum with the 2014 Best Practices Award for its History on the Move mobile museum and classroom program.

The AMM praised History on the Move for being a "creative, community focused program that is relevant, educational, motivating and uplifting." History on the Move has brought the museum experience to more than 26,000 Saginaw County students and residents in its four years ofoperation.
History on the Move is a mobile museum and classroom that features hands-on, discovery-based programs supporting the State of Michigan educational standards. It is free-of-charge to every school in Saginaw County, as well as local community events.

"We are very pleased to have this recognition from our peers," said Ken Santa, president and CEO of the Historical Society of Saginaw County. "The commitment and effort put forth by our staff and volunteers has made this program a tremendous success."

The Castle Museum has been recognized on national, state and local levels with numerous awards since 2011, including:

2011
Volunteer of the Year
Michigan Museums Association


2012
State History Award-Outstanding Educational Program
History on the Move
Historical Society of Michigan


2013

Leadership in History Award
Project 1893-Unearthing Saginaw's Great Fire
American Alliance for State and Local History
Outstanding Local Society
Historical Society of Michigan
Good Neighbor Award
Saginaw PRIDE


2014

Best Practices Award
Association of Midwest Museums


The Castle Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 989-752-2861 or go to www.castlemuseum.org.

The Historical Society of Saginaw County is committed to serving the community by telling the continuing story of the people of the Saginaw region through exploration, preservation and presentation of their historical and cultural heritage.

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