Congrats to these Affiliates on their recent accomplishments!
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium announced that it has received $20,000 from the Cultural Leadership Partners Program from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Grant funds will support staff and related expenses that are dedicated to implementing the Museum & Aquarium’s strategic plan.
The Rockwell Museum was selected to receive a grant of $19,950 from the Edith Saxton Fund for Steuben County Youth Services, administered through the Community Foundation of the Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes. The grant will support the museum’s Great Circle Program, an early childhood artist-in-residence program for first-grade students in the Bath Central School District. The program will be introduced to Bath schools in the spring 2017 semester.
In its 50th anniversary year, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced $79 million in grants for 290 humanities projects and programs across the United States including the following Affiliate initiatives:
Colorado Historical Society-$200,000
Project Title: Colorado Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Colorado’s historic newspapers published between 1859 and 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
Arab American National Museum-$45,000
Project Title: The New Face of Arab America: Immigrant and Refugee Communities
Project Description: Research and planning for exhibitions, collections, and programming about Arab Americans’ experiences, culture, and history.
Montana Historical Society-$49,263
Project Title: Analysis and Optimization of the Mechanical Systems for Sustainable
Preservation of Collections
Project Description: Planning for sustainable preservation of art, artifacts, archival materials, photographs, and publications at the Montana Historical Society Museum and Research Center (MHS). These collections document Montana history and culture since 1865.
Ohio Historical Society-$200,000
Project Title: Ohio Digital Newspaper Project, Phase Four
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Ohio newspapers, dating from 1836 to 1922, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
Ohio Historical Society-$179,596
Project Title: Following in Ancient Footsteps: The Hopewell in Ohio
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 schoolteachers on the ancient
Hopewell Indian culture of eastern North America.
Project Title: 1917: Gateway to the 20th Century
Project Description: Implementation of a traveling exhibition and a virtual tour exploring how geopolitical events of 1917 fundamentally changed American Jewish identity.
Buffalo Bill Center of the West-$200,000
Project Title: From Prairie to Palace: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West in Europe
Project Description: Preparation for publication of materials related to the tours of Spain and Italy by Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show in 1887–1906.