The Illinois State Historical Society’s annual awards committee honored Dr. Dennis Cremin and the Joliet Area Historical Museum for the “Envisioning Joliet: Burnham, Bennett and Beyond” publication with an award of superior achievement in the category of publications. The award was presented April 24 during the Society’s annual meeting in Springfield.
Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, Lewis University assistant professor of history and director of the history center, coordinated the exhibit “Envisioning Joliet: Burnham, Bennett & Beyond” at the Joliet Area Historical Museum located at 204 N. Ottawa Street in Joliet, IL.
Anthony B. Contos, Executive Director of the Joliet Area Historical Museum, accepted the award at the ceremony at the Executive Mansion in Springfield. Contos said, “The publication was the result of many individuals from Lewis University, the City of Joliet, the VOA Planning Group, and the Joliet Area Historical Museum.”
The publication was encouraged and compiled by Lewis University professor and JAHM Board member Dr. Dennis Cremin. It was my honor to accept this award on behalf of all that contributed to the exhibit and accompanying publication.”
Copies of the “Envisioning Joliet: Burnham, Bennett and Beyond” publication can be obtained at the Joliet Area Historical Museum.
A Catholic university sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, accelerated degree completion options for working adults, various aviation programs and 22 graduate programs in nine fields. The ninth largest private, not-for-profit university in Illinois is being honored for the sixth consecutive year by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.
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