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BC-50238-05

Idaho Humanities Council (Boise, ID 83702-6053)
Richard K. Ardinger (Project Director: March 2005 to November 2007)
American Identity Programs in Idaho

To support presentations to public audiences on topics related to American history and culture; a summer institute for teachers on Native American literature; reading and discussion programs exploring themes of Lewis and Clark and American identity; programming for public audiences to complement "Barn Again,"a traveling exhibit; and grants to institutions throughout the state on themes related to American hsitory and culture.

The IHC proposes several programs to help Idahoans explore “We the People” themes: (1) 50 public presentations from IHC’s Speaker’s Bureau examining WTP topics; (2) a summer teacher institute focusing on “Survival and Celebration in Native American Literature”; (3) a series of “Let’s Talk About It” reading and discussion programs, exploring themes of Lewis and Clark and American identity; (4) public programs complementing the Smithsonian exhibits sponsored through the Museum on Main Street project; and (5) a variety of Regrant programs featuring “We the People” themes.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$53,230 (approved)
$53,230 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2005 – 12/31/2006