The Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York honored the Coney Island History Project with the 2008 ARTS Award for Innovative Use of Archives. In the citation, ARTS "acknowledges the Coney Island History Project (CIHP) for its remarkable success in documenting and communicating the history of Coney Island."
ARTS is a not-for-profit organization representing a diverse group of more than 330 archivists, librarians, and records managers in the New York area. "The Awards Committee commends Coney Island History Project's novel and innovative methods in documenting a beloved landmark and cultural institution. Through the Project's efforts, the Coney Island community has been enriched and empowered, with its history and artifacts preserved for all to cherish."
The History Project's innovations include a public exhibition center equipped with an interactive memory booth and a website with a searchable online database featuring more than 1,000 items in our collection. Recent searches include Dreamland, tickets, and lady lifeguards!