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Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4625)
David Bearinger (Project Director: March 2004 to September 2006)
We the People and 2007

To support the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown Colony with a targeted grant initiative, a pilot oral history project, three programs for VFH's radio series, and a speakers bureau connected to the Virginia Festival of the Book.

VFH will undertake four projects on "We the People and 2007," the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown Colony, the germ of the American Republic. VFH will award grants to specially targeted organizations; conduct oral history interviews in a pilot project entiyled "Virginia's Stories"; produce three programs for the VFH weekly radio series, "With Good Reason"; and develop a Speakers Bureau and programs for the Virginia Festival of the Book. The 400th anniversary in 2007 presents a unique opportunity to reflect on the meaning of "We the People" and the "Virginia Experiment."

Project fields:
U.S. History

Grants for State Humanities Councils

Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$78,450 (approved)
$78,450 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2004 – 6/30/2005