The Arkansas Museum Association awarded the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum and the North Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau with high honors at their 51st annual conference.
Stephanie Slagle with the North Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau was awarded Overall Achievement for her role organizing and leading the Arkansas Remembers Pearl Harbor Committee and the 75th commemorative ceremony. The weeklong event saw 17 partners in Central Arkansas and around $20,000 in sponsorships to create this commemoration. The ceremony at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum had approximately 1,200 people in attendance.
The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Exhibition for our exhibit about Pearl Harbor. A big thank you to Cathy and Steve Owen for sponsoring the diorama and to our diorama craftsmen: Ken MacLeod, Bill Owens, Steve Staples, and Dix Wood.
The Distinguished Museum Professional of the Year was awarded to the Museum’s Director of Operations, Allison Hiblong.