Public History Project Wins Two Awards from AASLH

The Department of History is proud to announce that “Kansas City’s Guadalupe Centers: A Century of Serving the Latino Community” has been recognized with two awards from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH).

This multifaceted Public History project is a collaboration from the Guadalupe Centers, Inc., the Department of History, the UMKC Latinx and Latin American Studies Program, Tico Productions, LLC, and the Kansas City Public Library. Their efforts included an exhibit, a documentary, public programming, and an ongoing archival project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the organization.

The Guadalupe Centennial project received AASLH’s Award of Excellence, and was one of three projects recognized with the History in Progress (HIP) Award. The HIP Award is given to projects that are “highly inspirational, exhibit exceptional scholarship, and/or are exceedingly entrepreneurial in terms of funding, partnerships, or collaborations, creative problem solving, or unusual project design and inclusiveness.”

Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Enríquez (History), Dr. Theresa Torres (LLAS), History graduate student Hunter Albright, our Public History students who worked on this project, and all of the collaborators!