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At the annual Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau (CVVB) Tourism Conference in November 2015, the USAHEC won the "2016 Best in the Valley" award for "Best Attraction." This award is based on votes collected throughout the year by the CVVB for categories including the best restaurant, shop, and attraction in the Cumberland Valley. The CVVB uses these awards to recognize outstanding partners, and to tell tourists what they can't miss on their visits to the area. With a voter commenting, "something for everyone...history, learning experience, patriotism," the USAHEC is excited about the first award in this category, and aims to continue its winning ways next year!


For the second year in a row, the USAHEC was recently named a 2015 winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! This award is based on the fact that the USAHEC has consistently earned outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travelers. The staff of the USAHEC could not be more proud or excited to receive this honor, and will continue to strive for every visitor to have an exceptional experience while at the facility!

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The USAHEC/Army Heritage Museum was selected for a 2014 Award of Merit by the Leadership in History awards committee of the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) for the exhibit:
A Great Civil War: Battles that Defined a Nation, 1863.

Each year AASLH receives nominations for the leadership in history awards for exhibits, publications and projects that represent achievement in history. It is among the nation's most prestigious awards.

A Great Civil War: Battles that Defined a Nation, 1863 is the story of people, not unnamed faceless armies, but identified Soldiers who fought and died in the critical year of one the seminal events in American History: The Civil War. The detailed experiences of fourteen Soldiers and thirty other military and civilian people are highlighted through their original artifacts, documents and images presented in a high quality exhibit using historically outfitted mannequins, interactive elements and traditional display methods. Visitors look the Soldiers in the eye, seeing the War through their eyes and their words. The objective is to inspire and educate military personnel, veterans, and the nation about the Soldiers and battles of that very pivotal year in American history.

The exhibit was developed, designed and installed by the USAHEC/Museum team drawing on the rich collections of artifacts, archives and photograph of the USAHEC and Military History Institute.

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International Academy of the Visual Arts Davey Awards: The largest and most prestigious awards competition exclusively for the "Davids" of creativity.

David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock - the sort of thing small firms do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the "Creative Davids" who derive their strength from big ideas, rather than stratospheric budgets.

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The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding film and video productions, ground-breaking web commercials, videos and films, and the finest local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.

Our mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity, The 32nd Annual Telly Awards received over 11,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.

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The Communicator Awards honors work that transcends innovation and craftwork that made a lasting impact, providing an equal chance of winning to all entrants regardless of company or agency size and project budget.

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The National Association of Government Communicators connects filmmakers and other communicators throughout all levels of government. The Gold Screen Award program recognizes superior government communication products and those who produce them. The Gold Screen Award is presented to films of merit.

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"Letters on a Record Home" - Trailer

Screened at the following festivals:
  • GI Film Festival - 2012
  • FirstGlance Philadelphia Film Festival - 2012
  • Artsfest Film Festival - 2014
  • Lighthouse International Film Festival - 2014
  • Southside Film Festival - 2014