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Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, MN 55102-1903)
Brian Horrigan (Project Director: August 2014 to present)

The Over Here Project

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a website, and programs examining the history of World War I and its impact on America.

The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks support from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the amount of $75,000 to continue research and development for the "Over Here Project." In partnership with three other leading historical institutions--the National Constitution Center, the National World War One Museum, and the Oakland Museum of California--MNHS is conducting a nationwide search for stories, images, and objects that will help museum visitors gain a more nuanced understanding of the history of World War I and its contested American legacies. The principal product of the project is a major traveling exhibition, with an opening timed for the 2017 centennial of American entry into the War, and a tour from 2017 through 2019. A companion website, public programs, and educational materials will also be developed. The total project budget, estimated at $2,200,000, will be raised from a combination of public, foundation, and corporate sponsorship sources.

Project fields:
U.S. History

America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$50,000 (approved)
$50,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2015 – 4/30/2016