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BC-50250-05

New Hampshire Humanities Council (Concord, NH 03301-3852)
Deborah Watrous (Project Director: March 2005 to September 2006)
1905: America Reinvents Itself

To support chautauqua programming, "1905: America Reinvents Itself," in Keene, Portsmouth, Nashua, and Manchester. In addition to the evening presentations, programming will include Young Chautauqua presentations by teen-agers, teacher workshops, breakfast discussion, and musical performances.

The NH Humanities Council (NHHC) will make history come alive during 8 days of Chautauqua in 4 NH regions: Keene (west), Portsmouth (southeast), Nashua (southwest), and Manchester (central). Chautauqua will offer 8 evening presentations by nationally acclaimed scholars assuming personas of historical American figures; 8 Young Chautauqua presentations by teen-aged students who spend 8 weeks studying historical figures and training for public presentation; 2 daylong teacher workshops for K-12 curriculum development; 3 breakfast discussions with Chautauqua scholars; and 8 musical performances.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + match):
$52,780 (approved)
$52,780 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2005 – 11/30/2005