NCMC 2016 Award Winners


At the 2016 North Carolina Museums Council Annual Meeting in Winston-Salem, individuals and institutions across the Tar Heel State were recognized for excellence and professionalism within the museum profession. A total of 17 awards were presented in three categories: Professional Service Awards, Awards of Special Recognition and Awards of Excellence.
 
               
 

Named in honor of the late William T Alderson, this year’s recipient is Wilmington native Harry Warren. A museum professional since 1979, Harry worked from 1982-2000 at the Cape Fear Museum and then as director the NC Museum of Forestry in Whiteville, a position he held until his retirement in 2013.
 
 During his career, Harry was incredibly active in the community and museum profession, and loved to share his knowledge. He gave innumerable talks and lectures, and presented at museum conferences, including NCMC, the Southeastern Museum Conference (SEMC) and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Harry also served on several boards, such as North Carolina Heritage, Inc., the North Carolina Maritime History Council, the Southeastern Museums Council and NCMC, where he held nearly every position, including President. In recognition of his commitment to serving the museum profession, NCMC presented the Professional Service Award to Harry in 1999 and today NCMC is proud to honor his legacy by presenting the William T. Alderson Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

2016 Professional Service Award


Kaye Brown Hurst

Kaye Brown Hurst
Executive Director, Rowan Museum
Salisbury, NC


 Douglas M. Black, Past President of the Historic Salisbury Foundation remarked that “Kaye Brown Hirst worked with unflagging Vision, Energy, Dedication and Heart to preserve, sustain and advance the cause of History in Rowan County and beyond. Her contributions to the preservation of local history are inspirational and legendary, and her legacy of personal commitment, highly productive partnerships, and fun historic experiences and education for thousands of children and adults will reverberate for decades. She is a fun person to work with, a highly respected citizen of our community, and a tremendous professional.”

 

           
 

2016 Awards of Special Recognition

           
  Mark Brown

Mark Brown
Volunteer
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

         
 

Volunteers
Preschool Past Times staff and Volunteers
 North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC
 Susan Horton and volunteers Amy Gomes, Elaine Mason, Kathy Mountain and Marguerite Scott

         
 

2016 Awards of Excellence for Exhibitions

         
 

Silver Award 

Exhibitions With Project Budget Over $5k and Less Than $25k
 Local Sports History Permanent Exhibit
 Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, Mount Airy, NC
 

Gold Award 

   Exhibitions With Project Budget Over $5k and Less Than $25k
 Life’s Little Dramas: Puppets, Proxies and Spirits
Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NC State and the NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, NC
 

Gold Award

Exhibitions With Project Budgets Over $100k
 Starring North Carolina!
 North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC

2016 Awards of Excellence for Publications

         
 

Silver Award

 Fundraising/Membership Materials: Magazine
 Tar Heel Junior Historian Magazine
 North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC
 

Gold Award

 Fundraising/Membership Materials: Magazine
 PALACE Magazine
Tryon Palace New Bern, NC
 

Silver Award 

Brochure or Rack Card
 Rack Card, “Sharing the Heritage of America’s Hometown”
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, Mount Airy, NC
 

Gold Award

Life's Little Dramas Pub
 Gallery Guide
“Life’s Little Dramas: Puppets, Proxies and Spirits.”
The Gregg Museum of Art & Design and the NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, NC
 
           
             

 2016 William T. Alderson Lifetime Achievement Award

Harry Warren
Harry Warren