Award nominations sought

MARQUETTE – The Michigan Historical Center in Lansing is accepting nominations for the 2013 Odyssey Award for teaching excellence in Michigan history.

The award is sponsored by the Michigan History Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports the work of the Michigan Historical Center. The foundation underwrites the center’s education programs that inspire more than 60,000 Michigan students each year to explore their state’s history at the Michigan Historical Museum.

Nominations deadline is Aug. 2.

The names of the 2013 Odyssey Award recipients will be announced in September. Representatives from the Michigan Historical Center will present award plaques along with a cash gift of $1,000 and one annual family membership to the Michigan Historical Museum to recipients during ceremonies at their schools.

All Michigan history K-12 educators are eligible for the award. Nominees are judged on their depth of knowledge about Michigan history, leadership in teaching others about Michigan history and creative teaching methods.

For further information and to download the one-page nomination form, visit or contact Mark Harvey at