NMHS Award Recipients

Since its inception in 1963, the National Maritime Historical Society has used its position as the national voice of our maritime heritage to recognize, through its awards program, effective leaders and organizations in the maritime field.

As we look back over our organization’s history, we reexamine and reaffirm the extraordinary accomplishments of this remarkable group of individuals and institutions who have preserved our vital maritime heritage and in so doing have encouraged others to follow their example. A retrospective of the last five decades of the more than 200 National Maritime Historical Society awards is in and of itself a fascinating glimpse into our shared maritime heritage.

Learn more about the exemplary award recipients below and help us celebrate their work in support of the heritage. Come back often—updates from our awardees are coming in every day!

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