PCHS seeks submissions for Win Rothman Award
For the Gazette
STEVENS POINT – The Portage County Historical Society (PCHS) recently announced the opening of the submission window for the Win Rothman Award.
The award is given to individuals who make a contribution to Portage County history through a public history project.
Projects must be about a topic relating to the history of Portage County and can include, but are not limited to: books, articles, academic papers, blogs, digital projects, audio, and video.
Eligible projects must have been created, published, or released in 2022.
Starting this year, the cash prize included with the award has been increased to $500.
“We’re hoping to see some creative projects involving our county’s rich history,” says Portage County Historical Society Executive Director John Harry. “Plus, our board of directors has increased the award amount, making this a truly sought after award.”
Submissions must be made before March 1.
Send the project description, example and contact information to: [email protected] or PCHS, PO Box 672, Stevens Point, WI, 54481.
The award selection will be made by the PCHS Board of Directors.
The recipient will be announced and presented the award prior to the PCHS Annual Meeting on April 19.
Win Rothman was a charter member of the Portage County Historical Society.
Rothman, along with his wife Edith, were integral members of the society’s early days helping develop the organization’s artifact collections.
When Win Rothman died in 1976, the award was established in his memory.
Today, the award fund is held in partnership with the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.
Past award recipients include: Wendell Nelson, Malcolm Rosholt, and most recently, Chelsey Pfiffner.
For more information, contact Harry at [email protected].