The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society has received the coveted Superior Award from the Historical Society of Michigan. The award was presented at the Upper Peninsula History Conference in Munising, Michigan on Saturday, June 25, 2016.
Sean Ley, Development Officer of the Shipwreck Society, was selected to receive the award on behalf of the organization. Ley, who commenced his involvement with the Society in 1982, is a former Past-President; former board member; and has been its Development Officer for over 20 years.
“This is truly a great honor for us,” said Ley. “The Historical Society of Michigan is the oldest historical organization in the State, founded in 1828. It is the highest historical award any organization in the Upper Peninsula can receive. There are many individuals whose hard work, both as volunteers and as staff, have made the Shipwreck Society the international cultural tourism destination that it has become today, and all of these individuals deserve due credit for their accomplishment.”
The Superior Award was created to honor historical societies, museums, and historical organizations in the Upper Peninsula for their efforts to advance the history of this special area of the Great State of Michigan.