For the Gray Whale Project
from Homer Council on the Arts, for outstanding accomplishments, service and promotion of the arts
for the exhibit Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place
2004 Governor’s Award for the Humanities for Distinguished Cultural Service
On October 29, the Pratt Museum received the 2004 Distinguished Cultural Service Award in Anchorage during a ceremony honoring 14 winners of the Governors Awards for the Arts & Humanities. The Pratt was recognized for making significant contributions to the cultural heritage in Alaska for its efforts in revitalization of Alaska Native languages. Read the full award summary.
2002 National Leadership Grant, Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Pratt Museum was one of five museums nationally awarded the prestigious 2002 Museums in Community award in the National Leadership Grant program. The award for $384,039 supported Phase One of the Museum’s Master Exhibition Plan, “Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place.”
For the Kachemak Bay Discovery Program
For the Sperm Whale Project. In 1993, the Pratt was awarded a grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute to fund a collaborative museum/school project centering around the articulation of a salvaged sperm whale skeleton. This project successfully created a cross-curricular approach to science education by involving students, parents, scientists, educators, and museum staff in the research, preparation, articulation and display of the skeleton in 1995. This collaborative Sperm Whale Project received the First Place Anheuser-Busch “A Pledge and a Promise” environmental education award in the grade 9-12 category, along with Homer High School.
For the Sperm Whale Project, a collaborative effort of the Pratt Museum, Homer High School, and the community of Homer, promoting ocean conservation.