Ludington may host History Prize in 2016

August 22, 2014

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The Ludington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau was contacted in July by organizers of History Prize, and was notified that Ludington is one of five communities being considered to host the first History Prize in 2016. Other communities also being considered include: Traverse City, Bay City, Sault Saint Marie and Marquette.

Similar to Art Prize in Grand Rapids, History Prize is a 19-day opportunity to engage in a conversation about history, heritage and culture and to acknowledge by popular vote “winners” within the creative expression of: living history, historical artifacts and fixed exhibits.

According to Mara MacKay, founder of History Prize, Ludington was selected for consideration based on “locations to big water, proximity to large population cities, and a well-established understanding of cultural tourism”.

“It is very encouraging that people throughout the state are recognizing the work being done in Mason County to expand our tourism opportunities in the way of arts and culture” said Brandy Henderson, executive director of the Ludington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We are looking forward to hosting the organizers here in Ludington this fall and hopefully will gain their support for bring History Prize to Ludington”.

History Prize committee members will be visiting Ludington mid-September to visit potential venues, attractions and other aspects of the community.

History Prize won the Jump Start competition at the 2014 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference.

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