On April 1, I reported that The Gossips of Rivertown had been passed over for an Excellence in Preservation Award from the Preservation League of New York State. A reader did me the great honor of nominating Gossips in the category of Publication, and the League did Gossips the great honor of considering it for an Excellence in Preservation Award--the first blog ever to receive such consideration.
Recently, the award recipients for 2011 were announced. The winner of the award in the category of Publication is a book entitled Uncovering the Underground Railroad, Abolitionism and African American Life in Wayne County, NY: 1820-1880, written by Judith Wellman and Marjory Allen Perez. Other award recipients, in the categories of Project Excellence, Organizational Excellence, and Individual Excellence, can be viewed on the Preservation League website.