The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace was recently honored with the Award of Merit by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). In their 72nd year of presenting awards for Leadership in History, AASLH recognized the exhibit, Girls Writing the World: A Library, Reimagined as a continually evolving exhibition, activities center and launchpad for new interpretation.
Girl Scouts of the USA will receive the honor in September at the AASLH annual conference in Austin, Texas This prestigious award comes right on the heels of an Honorable Mention by the American Alliance of Museums for the same exhibit.
Filled with historical artifacts, art installations and activities, visitors to Girls Writing the World: A Library, Reimagined discover Juliette’s love of literature, explore the relationship between Girl Scouts and communication skills, and position girls—and themselves—within the literary tradition. Our goals for this exhibit and related programming include promoting active learning for diverse audiences (including Girl Scouts and the general public), fostering dialogue between history and the present, and communicating a message of girls’ empowerment. More than nearly 100,000 visitors have enjoyed the exhibition since its opening in April 2015.
If you haven't checked it out for yourself yet, what are you waiting for? Make online reservations for you, your family, or your Girl Scout troop today!