National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award

Revolving Museum receives national recognition.

Revolving Museum was selected as a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award national finalist for 2011

Lowell, MA – On May 10, 2011, Revolving Museum was selected as a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award national finalist by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The Revolving Museum was named one of fifty finalists for twelve national awards, which will be announced by the end of June.

The competition was among 471 nominated organizations from across the United States. If selected for one of the twelve national awards, Revolving Museum representatives will be invited to attend a White House Awards ceremony and receive the award by First Lady Michelle Obama, as well as receive $10,000. Awardees also receive a full year of capacity-building and communications support, designed to make their organization stronger.

The Museum’s Board—chaired by University of Massachusetts Lowell history professor Robert Forrant—views this announcement as a tremendous validation for the hard work of the Museum’s staff, its many volunteers, and Lowell’s young people, the true recipients of this prestigious honor. This news comes on the heels of the Museum learning last week that it is the recipient of a grant from the Parker Foundation to help it hire a new Executive Director in the very near future.