Howard I. Chapelle Awarded Smithsonian Institution Award for Exceptional Service, , Smithsonian Institution Archives, Howard I. Chapelle, Senior Historian and former Curator in the Division of Transportation specializing in maritime history at the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), now known as the National Museum of American History, is awarded the Smithsonian Institution Award for Exceptional Service, with Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, Director General of Museums Frank A. Taylor, and NMHT Director Daniel J. Boorstin..