Award Winners


2004 Award Winners

Large Institution of the Year
Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago

Mid-Size Institution of the Year
Des Plaines Historical Society, Des Plaines

Superior Achievement

Building and Site Preservation

Naper Settlement & Naperville Heritage Society
, Naperville. Martin Mitchell Mansion and Carriage House Restoration


Chicago Historical Society
, Chicago. My Chicago


Geneva History Center
, Geneva. Greetings from Geneva: A Trip Through History
Illinois State Museum, Springfield. Changes
Oriental Institute Museum, Chicago. Ancient Iraq: The Edgar and Deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery

Special Projects

Chippiannock Cemetery Heritage Foundation, Rock Island. Chippiannock Cemetery Grand Epitaphs

Award of Excellence


Joliet Area Historical Museum
, Joliet. Founding Families Program
St. Charles Heritage Center, St. Charles. Junior Historical Society


Aurora Historical Society
, Aurora. Silver Sunrise
Beecher Community Historical Society, Beecher. Getting on in Beecher
Ellwood House Museum, DeKalb. Generations of Gentility: 150 Years of Ellwood Women
Elmhurst Historical Museum, Elmhurst. First Ladies of Elmhurst
Joliet Area Historical Museum, Joliet. War Heroes Gallery

Promotional and Informational Material

NIU Art Museum
, DeKalb. Jin Soo Kim: “roll-run-hit-run-roll-tick-” brochure

Scholarly Publication

Kankakee County Museum
, Kankakee. Illustrated Sesquicentennial Reader of Kankakee County 1853-2003

Special Projects

Elmhurst Historical Museum
, Elmhurst. Graveside Stories
Lombard Historical Society, Lombard. Venturing Crew 1776

Award of Merit


Geneva History Center, Geneva. What Was It Like?. . .Hiking Through Your Home Town


Kankakee County Museum
, Kankakee. Aviation and Kankakee County 1904-1936
Raupp Memorial Museum, Buffalo Grove. Art and Architecture: The Work of John Green

Congratulations to all our winners!

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Last Updated: 1/17/2005