The Association for the Study of Connecticut History (ASCH) has awarded the Betty M. Linsley Award for 2015 to Mystic Seaport for the book, The Charles W. Morgan: A Picture History of an American Icon. The Award recognizes the best work on a significant aspect of Connecticut’s history published by, for, or on behalf of a Connecticut historical society or organization.
Peter Hinks, the Awards Committee Chairperson, wrote in his notification announcement, “Embedding the Morgan not only in a centuries-old history of whaling but in the lavishly illustrated log of one of the most important restoration projects in Connecticut’s history, this volume makes clear why we are so fortunate to still have the Morgan among us. It is our privilege to recognize Mystic Seaport’s accomplishment.”
This Award is named for Betty M. Linsley, history teacher, librarian, archivist, and genealogist. It honors Linsley’s work in promoting the study, teaching, and preservation of Connecticut history.
The Award was presented to Mystic Seaport at the annual meeting of the Association at Central Connecticut State University on November 7.