2020


2020 IAM Award Winners

Awards were presented at the IAM Virtual Conference, "Adapting to New Realities", on Feb. 4th 2021. Congratulations to all awards winners!

Best Practices Awards

Virtual Materials

Award of Merit

  • Museum of the Grand Prairie
  • 1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House

Award of Excellence

  • Lewis and Clark State Historic Site

Printed Materials

Award of Merit

  • Addison History Museum

Exhibits

Award of Excellence

  • Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum
  • The Grove National Historic Landmark
  • DuPage County Historical Museum

Award of Superior Achievement

  • Pick Museum of Anthropology at NIU
  • Museum of the Grand Prairie

Educational Programs

Award of Excellence

  • Khalaf al Habtoor Archives at Illinois College
  • Waukegan History Museum

Award of Superior Achievement

  • Children’s Discovery Museum of Normal

Special Projects

Award of Merit

  • Paul Findley Congressional Office Museum at Illinois College

Award of Excellence

  • Little White School Museum
  • Museum of the Grand Prairie

Award of Superior Achievement

  • Elmhurst History Museum

Covid Response Awards

Award of Merit

  • Grayslake Historical Society
  • Little White School Museum

Award of Excellence

  • DeKalb County History Center
  • Elmhurst History Museum
  • History Center of Lake Forest Lake Bluff
  • Museum of the Grand Prairie
  • Waukegan History Museum
  • National Museum of the American Sailor
  • Resilient Heritage

Award of Superior Achievement

  • Children’s Discovery Museum of Normal

 

Awards of Distinction

Museum Studies Graduate Student of the Year
Francesca Zombrowski, Northern Illinois University

Small Institution of the Year
Wabash County Museum

Volunteer of the Year
Claudia Dant

Museum Professional of the Year
Shelly Hanover, Children’s Discovery Museum of Normal