NEHTA Award Recipients
The Horace Kidger Award
The Kidger Award is given annually for excellence in teaching, research, writing, and/or service to the history profession. The award honors Horace Kidger, a teacher in the Newton (Massachusetts) schools and at Harvard University, who served as secretary for New England History Teachers’ Association for a period spanning two world wars—some forty years. Nominations are accepted from any person who works and has an abiding interest in the profession of history, historical research, and the teaching history and social studies. In 1980, a second annual Kidger Award was added for exemplary teachers at the pre-collegiate level from the northeastern United States. Nominations should include a statement of the nominee’s merits and a brief c.v. or resume. Clearly indicate if the nominee is for the university/college award or the pre-collegiate award. Ideally, nominations for those who teach will include support of colleagues and students. The Kidger Committee files all nominations, and a recommendation is passed to the Board of Directors of The New England History Teachers Association.
Send nominations to: Charles L. Newhall, Horace Kidger Award Chair, at CLNewhall@gmail.com. Nominations are accepted on a revolving basis.