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 The 2023 Pauline Walters Memorial Award

This award grants $500 to an individual or organization for a project that fulfills the Society’s mission - to educate and inspire our community to engage in the preservation and presentation of County history. The $500 award was established in memory and honor of Pauline who served the Society for many years. Pauline loved history - especially localhistory, helping people, volunteering, and the Museum on Main Street.

Applicants are encouraged to consider a project that highlights local history through the lens of 200 years, including research, exhibts, publications, digital and online presentations. The upcoming County bicentennials for Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Dixboro and Dexter aren’t just about celebrating the past.We want to enjoy the milestone and encourage the next generation to build even stronger communities.

Applications are due by Feb. 14, 2023.
For more information or questions, email the Society: wchs-500@ameritech.net. or call 734-662-9092.


To apply by mail: submit a maximum 2 page proposal outlining your project, how it supports the mission, how the money will be used and a time line. Mail to: Washtenaw County Historical Society, Attn: Award Committee, P.O. Box 3336, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-3336.

To apply online: use the form below

Congratulations to the Salem Area Historical Society

The 2020 Pauline Walters Memorial Award winner was the Salem Area Historical Society. The award was used to create story boards that recalled “stories from the 1800’s and early 1900’s about the farming community and families of Salem Township.”  The panels are displayed in the Dickerson Barn, which is part of the Jarvis Stone School Historic District. 

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