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Nebraska Humanities Council (Lincoln, NE 68508-1836)
Jane Renner Hood (Project Director: March 2004 to September 2006)
Chautauqua / Capitol Forum on America's Future

The Great Plains Chautauqua "From Sea to Shining Sea: American Expansion and Cultural Change;" and Capitol Forum, a program for high school students that uses the humanities to explore American democracy.

The Nebraska Humanities Council (NHC) requests $48,030 to support two programs: Chautauqua and Capitol Forum on America's Future. The We The People funding will be used to help underwrite the Great Plains Chautauqua, "From Sea to Shining Sea; American Expansion and Cultural Change, 1790-1850" in Sidney and Lexington, Nebraska during the summer of 2005. The 2004-5 Capitol Forum, a curriculum-based program created by Brown University will help encourage approximately 1800 Nebraska high school students to better understand American democratic values and, thus, combat civic apathy.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Grants for State Humanities Councils

Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$48,030 (approved)
$48,030 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2004 – 8/31/2005