Monday, November 27, 2006

Arizona Heritage Traveler web site wins national award

The Arizona Humanities Council (AHC) received some wonderful news right before the Thanksgiving holiday. The AHC was awarded the 2006 Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize by the federation of State Humanities Councils for its “Heritage Traveler web site,” which was developed in conjunction with the Arizona Office of Tourism. Click here to visit the web site to learn about nearly 200 heritage destinations throughout the state. You can plan an itinerary for your Arizona vacation based on interests ranging from astronomy to architecture to Native American and Old West History.

Since October 2005, this site has received more than 2 million hits from viewers interested in Arizona’s history and culture. The Schwartz Prize is a national award given annually to an outstanding public humanities project. The judges were impressed by the collaboration between AHC and AOT, and the unique nature of the product of the collaboration.