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Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation*
Date range: 2010-2013
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Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD 21201-5185)
Amy Landau (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
GI-50521-13
Pearls on a String: Artist and Patron in the Islamic World

To support: Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and programs that present the arts of Islamic cultures from the point of view of patrons and artists from various historical periods across the Islamic world.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 6/30/2016

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum (New York, NY 10036)
Jessica Williams (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
GI-50524-13
City at Sea: USS Intrepid

To support: Implementation of a long-term, multimedia interpretation of nine restored spaces aboard the Intrepid Museum's historic aircraft carrier.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $278,366 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 11/30/2015

Aquila Theatre Company Inc. (New York, NY 10003-6671)
Peter Meineck (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
GI-50531-13
YouStories: Classics, Conversation, Connection

To support: Implementation of scholar-led reading/performance and discussion programs in 20 locations, a website, and a mobile app focused on the ways classical Greek and Roman drama continue to resonate today for veteran and public audiences.

Project fields: Classics
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $380,000 (approved); $380,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 9/30/2015

Funding details
Original grant (2014) $300,000
Supplement (2014) $80,000

New York Council for the Humanities (New York, NY 10038-4364)
Erika Halstead (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
GI-50532-13
Muslim Voices

To support: Implementation of a multisession facilitated reading and discussion series at 40 venues involving twelve books on Muslim culture and the distribution of these books to an additional 200 venues.

Project fields: Ethnic Studies
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $195,000 (approved); $195,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 5/31/2016

Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, CT 06103)
Robin Frank (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
GI-50540-13
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008

To support: Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and public programs about the history of Coney Island and its depiction in art and popular culture over the last 150 years.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 12/31/2015

American Library Association (Chicago, IL 60611)
Susan Brandehoff (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
GI-50542-13
Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry: A Traveling Exhibit and Public Programs for Libraries about the Dust Bowl

To support: Implementation of a traveling exhibition and public programs for 25 libraries examining the history and impact of the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $293,000 (approved); $293,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 6/30/2016

Funding details
Original grant (2014) $263,000
Supplement (2014) $30,000

National Museum of Mexican Art (Chicago, IL 60608-2706)
Cesareo Moreno (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
GI-50546-13
Nuestras Historias: Stories of Mexican Identity from the National Museum of Mexican Art's Permanent Collection

To support: Implementation of the reinstallation of the permanent exhibition, a catalog, and educational programs exploring Mexican art and culture on both sides of the American border.

Project fields: Hispanic American Studies
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $125,000 (approved); $125,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 9/30/2014

New-York Historical Society (New York, NY 10024-5152)
Louise Mirrer (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
GI-50552-13
Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion: Exhibition and Educational Initiative

To support: Implementation of an exhibition and educational initiative exploring the Chinese American experience.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 3/31/2016

International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience (New York, NY 10001-5004)
Sarah Pharaon (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
GI-50554-13
National Dialogues on Immigration

To support: Implementation of guided dialogue programs on immigration and American citizenship to be held at 20 immigration, civil rights, and ethnic identity museums across the country.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $275,000 (approved); $275,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 3/31/2015

Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature (Iowa City, IA 52240)
John Kenyon (Project Director, 11/19/2012 - present)
GI-50587-13
On the Fly: Writers on Writing

No statement available.

Project fields: American Literature
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 12/31/2014

Museum of American Finance (New York, NY 10005)
David Cowen (Project Director, 12/06/2012 - present)
GI-50589-13
Centennial Exhibit - New York Federal Reserve Bank

No statement available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 5/31/2014

Defiant Requiem Foundation (Washington, DC 20015-1775)
Louisa Hollman (Project Director, 12/14/2012 - present)
GI-50591-13
Defiant Requiem Film Guide

No statement available.

Project fields: Education
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 11/30/2013

American Writers Museum Foundation (Washington, DC 20006)
Andrew Anway (Project Director, 01/09/2013 - present)
GI-50593-13
American Writers Museum Launch Pad

No statement available.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 4/30/2013

Pacific Symphony (Santa Ana, CA 92704-8908)
Joseph Horowitz (Project Director, 01/14/2013 - present)
GI-50596-13
Music Unwound

To support: A series of multimedia performances and related symposia on the music of Anton Dvorak (1841-1904) and Charles Ives (1874-1954).

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2014 – 5/31/2016

Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD 21218-3827)
Kathryn Gunsch (Project Director, 01/14/2013 - present)
GI-50604-13
Engaging New Installation of African Art at The Baltimore Museum of Art

To support: Implementation of the reinstallation of the African art collection and related digital interpretive tools.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $275,000 (approved); $150,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2015

Duke University (Durham, NC 27708)
Sarah Schroth (Project Director, 01/14/2013 - present)
GI-50607-13
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

To support: Implementation of a traveling exhibition and a catalog on African American painter Archibald Motley in the context of early-twentieth-century modernism.

[Grant products]
Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $120,000 (approved); $120,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 7/31/2014

Children's Museum of Manhattan (New York, NY 10024)
Andrew Ackerman (Project Director, 01/14/2013 - present)
GI-50611-13
Muslim Cultures

To support: A museum exhibition and related public programs exploring how cultural traditions, faith, and history have shaped the lives of Muslims in the United States and internationally.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 5/31/2016

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646)
Hyunsoo Woo (Project Director, 01/14/2013 - present)
GI-50612-13
Art of the Joseon Dynasty: Treasures from the National Museum of Korea

To support: Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, a website, and public programs on the art of Korea's Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $450,000 (approved); $450,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

National Museum of American Jewish History (Philadelphia, PA 19106-2197)
Josh Perelman (Project Director, 01/14/2013 - present)
GI-50613-13
Chasing Dreams

To support: Implementation of an artifact-based traveling exhibition, a smaller panel version to be displayed in baseball parks, a catalogue, a website, and related public programs.

Project fields: Jewish Studies
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 10/31/2014

Mystic Seaport Museum (Mystic, CT 06355)
Susan Funk (Project Director, 01/14/2013 - present)
GI-50615-13
Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers: The 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan

To support: Implementation of a long-term exhibition, a website, and public programs at the Mystic Seaport Museum that examine the broad economic, social, and cultural impact of whaling.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $450,000 (approved); $450,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 2/29/2016

Bostonian Society (Boston, MA 02109)
Donald Carleton (Project Director, 01/16/2013 - present)
GI-50622-13
1763 Peace of Paris Commemoration

No statement available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $20,000 (approved); $20,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 11/30/2013

Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. (Waltham, MA 02453-0429)
Kathryn Dietz (Project Director, 01/22/2013 - present)
GI-50624-13
Working with Scholars

No statement available.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $9,050 (approved); $9,050 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2013 – 7/31/2013

Rebecca Solnit
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
GI-50626-13
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas

No statement available.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2013 – 11/30/2014

Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (Annapolis, MD 21401-2738)
Stephany Neal (Project Director, 03/05/2013 - present)
GI-50627-13
The Color in Freedom Experience: An Interactive Journey Along the Underground Railroad

No statement available.

Project fields: Communications
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $28,354 (approved); $28,354 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2013 – 5/31/2013

Tom Lea Institute (El Paso, TX 79941)
Adair Margo (Project Director, 05/03/2013 - present)
GI-50629-13
LBJ Conference

No statement available.

Project fields: American Government, International Relations
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $10,000 (approved); $10,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 11/30/3013

William F. Laman Public Library (N. Little Rock, AR 72114)
Debra Wood (Project Director, 05/14/2013 - present)
GI-50630-13
Simeon Wright Lecture in Conjunction with "NEH on the Road" Exhibition

No statement available.

Project fields: African American Studies
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $1,000 (approved); $1,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 6/30/2013

Jan Karski Educational Foundation (Raleigh, NC 27628-6161)
Wanda Urbanska (Project Director, 05/30/2013 - present)
GI-50631-13
The World Knew: Jan Karski's Mission for Humanity

No statement available.

Project fields: Education
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 12/31/2014

The Film Foundation, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA 90046-3300)
Jennifer Ahn (Project Director, 07/05/2013 - present)
GI-50632-13
The Story of Movies

No statement available.

Project fields: Education
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 8/31/2014

Missouri Historical Society (St. Louis, MO 63112)
Patrick Allie (Project Director, 02/28/2013 - present); Carolyn Gilman (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - 02/27/2013)
GI-50409-12
The American Revolution on the Frontier

To support: Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a publication, a website, and programs on the unfolding of the American Revolution in the Midwest, especially its impact on the formation of cultural identities.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $400,000 (approved); $400,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2015

Robert R. Moton Museum Inc. (Farmville, VA 23901-0908)
Lacy Ward (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
GI-50413-12
Moton 2011: The Permanent Exhibition, Phase II, Audio/Visual Components, Galleries II-VI

To support: Implementation of multimedia components for a long-term exhibition about one African American high school's struggle to achieve racial integration, which became part of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka."

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $350,000 (approved); $350,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 12/1/2012 – 7/31/2013

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Max Rudin (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
GI-50416-12
Civil War 150: Exploring the War and its Meaning Through the Words of Those Who Lived It

To support: Implementation of a multiformat project that would encourage public exploration of the transformative impact and contested meanings of the Civil War through the words of a wide variety of first-hand participants.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $625,000 (approved); $625,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2015

Funding details
Original grant (2013) $500,000
Supplement (2013) $125,000

Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages (Stony Brook, NY 11790-1931)
Joshua Ruff (Project Director, 09/23/2013 - present); William Ayres (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - 09/22/2013)
GI-50417-12
Installation and Interpretation of the Carriage Museum's "Streets of New York" and "Carriages for Sport and Pleasure"

To support: Implementation of the reinstallation of two long-term exhibitions with audio tours about the social and economic history of horse-drawn transportation in New York City circa 1900.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $286,014 (approved); $281,909 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 10/31/2013

ConVida - Popular Arts of the Americas (Detroit, MI 48207-2838)
Marion Jackson (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
GI-50424-12
Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil

To support: Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, a website, and public programs on the folk art of the people of the Northeast region in Brazil whose culture is a unique blend of African, European, and Amerindian traditions.

[Media coverage]
Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2015

National Constitution Center (Philadelphia, PA 19106)
Stephanie Reyer (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
GI-50430-12
Prohibition

To support: Implementation of a multiformat project about the history of Prohibition in America.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $400,000 (approved); $400,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 12/31/2015

George Mason University (Fairfax, VA 22030-4444)
Sharon Leon (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
GI-50433-12
Hidden Histories on America's Front Lawn: mobile.mallhistory.us

To support: Implementation of a mobile tour and website on the history and culture of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $304,565 (approved); $304,565 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 9/30/2015

Humanities Nebraska (Lincoln, NE 68508-1836)
Christopher Sommerich (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
GI-50440-12
Nebraska Chautauqua: Free Land? 1862 and the Shaping of Modern America

To support: Implementation of a three-year Chautauqua program in seven rural Nebraska communities on issues connected to significant legislative acts that shaped the settlement of the region.

Project fields: American Studies
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $216,400 (approved); $197,598 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 10/31/2015

Indiana State Museum Foundation, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN 46204)
David Buchanan (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
GI-50454-12
Souls Seeking Safety: Interpreting the Underground Railroad Experience in Indiana

To support: Implementation of a long-term multimedia exhibition and docent training at an Underground Railroad site covering Quaker abolitionist and Free Labor economic resistance to slavery as well as first-person stories of fugitive African Americans.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2015

Prime Time Family Reading (New Orleans, LA 70113-1024)
Miranda Restovic (Project Director, 01/13/2012 - present)
GI-50466-12
It's a Small World After All: Global Citizenship Education for the 21st Century

To support: Implementation of a new library reading and discussion series for at-risk families in five states focusing on the theme of global citizenship.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $355,383 (approved); $355,383 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2014

Brooklyn Museum of Art (Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052)
Rich Aste (Project Director, 01/13/2012 - present)
GI-50476-12
Behind Closed Doors: Power and Privilege at Home in Spanish America

To support: Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a scholarly catalog, and online materials that explore the private life of creole and indigenous elites in Spanish colonial America and how identity, social status, and ambition were communicated by the art and luxury objects they chose to display in their homes.

[Grant products]
Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $311,129 (approved); $311,129 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 12/31/2014

Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn, NY 11201-2711)
Deborah Schwartz (Project Director, 01/13/2012 - present)
GI-50480-12
Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations: A Study of Mixed-Heritage Families in Brooklyn

To support: Implementation of a website, an oral history project, and public programs about individuals and families of mixed racial, ethnic, and cultural heritage and the place of "cultural hybridity" in United States history.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $378,067 (approved); $378,067 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2015

Maine Humanities Council (Portland, ME 04102-1012)
Hayden Anderson (Project Director, 08/29/2012 - present); Erik Jorgensen (Project Director, 01/13/2012 - 08/06/2012); Anne Schlitt (Project Director, 08/07/2012 - 08/29/2012)
GI-50488-12
Maine in the Civil War: Making Connections though the Humanities and Digital History

To support: Implementation of a series of multiformat programs about the history and legacy of the Civil War in Maine.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $348,946 (approved); $348,946 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 10/31/2015

Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD 21218-3827)
David Curry (Project Director, 01/13/2012 - present)
GI-50495-12
Reinstallation of American Art at The Baltimore Museum of Art

To support: Implementation of the reinstallation of the galleries of American fine and decorative art.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $308,000 (approved); $308,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH 44106-1797)
Sue Bergh (Project Director, 01/13/2012 - present)
GI-50496-12
Cleveland Museum of Art's Exhibition: Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes

To support: Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, programs, and a website on the arts of the Wari, a major Andean civilization and the first empire in that region between AD 600 and 1000.

[Grant products]
Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $352,000 (approved); $352,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts (Minneapolis, MN 55404-3506)
Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers (Project Director, 01/13/2012 - present)
GI-50498-12
Material Journeys: African Art in Motion

To support: Implementation of a reinstallation of the museum's collection of African art, new interactive interpretive components, and public programs focusing on the social context of the art and the ways in which it reveals the exchange of ideas with other cultures.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $352,000 (approved); $352,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 2/28/2015

National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN 38103-4214)
Barbara Andrews (Project Director, 01/13/2012 - present)
GI-50506-12
Renovation of the Lorraine Motel Permanent Exhibits

To support: Implementation of a new 14,500-square-foot permanent exhibition on the history of African American efforts to gain freedom and equality and the interpretation of the Lorraine Motel historic site at the National Civil Rights Museum.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $352,000 (approved); $352,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2012 – 3/31/2014

Tom Lea Institute (El Paso, TX 79941)
Adair Margo (Project Director, 01/31/2012 - present)
GI-50515-12
Tom Lea Month - The Art of War Conference

No statement available.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism, Interdisciplinary Studies, General, Literature, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2012 – 11/30/2012

Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI 49401-9403)
Gleaves Whitney (Project Director, 04/03/2012 - present)
GI-50518-12
America's Senator - The Unexpected Odyssey of Arthur H. Vandenberg

No statement available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2012 – 4/30/2013

National History Day (College Park, MD 20742-0001)
Cathy Gorn (Project Director, 09/11/2012 - present)
GI-50578-12
Chronicling America National History Day Prize

No statement available.

Project fields: Education
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 6/30/2013

American Precision Museum, Inc. (Windsor, VT 05089-1312)
Carrie Brown (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
GI-50286-11
Shaping America: Machines and Machinists at Work

To support: Implementation of a permanent exhibit and related programs exploring how precision manufacturing influenced the course of American history and emphasized motivations, rapid industrialization, U.S. emergence as a world power, and the development of consumer culture.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $340,000 (approved); $340,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2016

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA 19103-3721)
Anna Marley (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
GI-50290-11
Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit

To support: Planning for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, a children's book, and public programs on African American painter Henry Ossawa Tanner.

[Grant products]
Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 3/31/2013

Society of Biblical Literature (Decatur, GA 30033)
John Kutsko (Project Director, 04/27/2011 - present); Kent Richards (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - 04/27/2011)
GI-50293-11
Bible Odyssey: Exploring People, Places, and Passages

To support: Implementation of an interactive website that would bring nonsectarian biblical scholarship to the general public.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 4/30/2014

Pacific Symphony (Santa Ana, CA 92704-8908)
Joseph Horowitz (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
GI-50294-11
Music Unwound

To support: Implementation of orchestra performances, a CD, and related programs exploring the history and culture informing works by Dvorak and Copland.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 11/30/2014

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society (Collinsville, IL 62234-7617)
Lori Belknap (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
GI-50299-11
Mark of the Mississippians: A Multi-Platform Digital Media Project

To support: Implementation of a website on the history of the archaeological Mississippian sites of Cahokia, Moundville, Etowah, and Spiro, containing streaming media, virtual tours of the sites, and downloadable trail tours.

Project fields: Archaeology
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $299,500 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 2/28/2013

Carnegie Institute (Pittsburgh, PA 15213)
Louise Lippincott (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
GI-50303-11
Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story

To support: Implementation of a multimedia traveling exhibition examining the work of African American photographer Teenie Harris of Pittsburgh.

[Grant products]
Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 5/31/2013

KQED Inc. (San Francisco, CA 94110-1426)
Louise Lo (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
GI-50305-11
New Deal Murals of San Francisco

To support: Implementation of cross-media walking tours and related programming using television, a website, and mobile applications to explore the history of some of the city's New Deal-era murals as examples of public art within the social and political context of that period.

Project fields: Media Studies
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2011 – 7/31/2013

Association for Public Art (Philadelphia, PA 19103-5320)
Penny Bach (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
GI-50324-11
Museum Without Walls: Audio

To support: Implementation of a multiplatform interpretive audio program for 36 outdoor sculptures in Philadelphia.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $170,000 (approved); $170,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 12/31/2013

Conner Prairie Museum, Inc. (Fishers, IN 46038-3457)
Daniel Freas (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
GI-50329-11
1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana

To support: Implementation of a long-term multimedia visitor immersion experience for families about the mixed social and political responses of southern Indiana to an actual Confederate cavalry raid.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 12/31/2011

University of Massachusetts, Boston (Boston, MA 02125-3300)
Ira Jackson (Project Director, 02/01/2013 - present); Stephen Crosby (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - 04/18/2012); Connie Chan (Project Director, 04/19/2012 - 01/31/2013)
GI-50350-11
Civility and American Democracy

To support: Implementation of a two-day public forum and related debates, with broadcast and digital media dissemination, about the meaning of civility and its role in the functioning of American democracy.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $400,000 (approved); $400,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum (Austin, TX 78701-1342)
David Denney (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
GI-50351-11
La Belle Shipwreck Project

To support: Implementation of a long-term installation using the explorer Robert La Salle's ship, La Belle, as the centerpiece for an examination of the history, politics, science, and cultural encounters in the region in the 17th century.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 9/30/2015

Kent State University Main Campus (Kent, OH 44242-0001)
Laura Davis (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
GI-50352-11
Making Meaning of May 4th: The Kent State Shootings in American History

To support: Implementation of a long-term exhibition about the 1970 shooting of Kent State University students by National Guardsmen within the context of national anti-war protest, politics, and youth culture and subsequent litigation about First Amendment rights.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 7/31/2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA 02139-4307)
John Ochsendorf (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
GI-50353-11
Guastavino Vaulting: Palaces for the People

To support: Implementation of a traveling exhibition that examines the work of Spanish immigrant builder Rafael Guastavino, whose innovations transformed American architecture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Project fields: Architecture
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $350,000 (approved); $350,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2014

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Julian Siggers (Project Director, 07/26/2013 - present); Loa Traxler (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - 07/25/2013)
GI-50367-11
Lords of Time, the Maya, and 2012

To support: Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a podcast guide, online resources, educational materials, and a publication on the ancient and modern Maya concepts of time, based on recent archaeology findings at Copán.

Project fields: Archaeology
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $400,000 (approved); $400,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2017

Museum Associates (Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Victoria Lyall (Project Director, 08/01/2011 - present); Virginia Fields (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - 07/31/2011)
GI-50373-11
Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico

To support: Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and public programs on artistic trends in Mesoamerica from 950 through 1521 CE and on the persistence of native traditions and identity after the Spanish conquest.

[Grant products]
Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

Tribeca Film Institute (New York, NY 10013-2376)
Timothy Gunn (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
GI-50374-11
From Bluegrass to Broadway: A Film History of America's Popular Music

To support: Implementation of a six-part series of public programs in collaboration with the American Library Association exploring American musical traditions in the 20th century to be held at 50 libraries

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $425,000 (approved); $425,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 12/31/2014

Funding details
Original grant (2013) $350,000
Supplement (2013) $75,000

Chippewa Valley Museum (Eau Claire, WI 54702)
Susan McLeod (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
GI-50380-11
Intersections

To support: Implementation of Intersections, a new permanent exhibition that would chronicle the history of community formation and immigration in Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2015

New-York Historical Society (New York, NY 10024-5152)
Louise Mirrer (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
GI-50384-11
Revolution!: The Atlantic World Reborn

To support: Implementation of a traveling exhibition and educational initiative exploring the transformation in the world's politics and culture between 1763 and 1815 with particular focus on three globally influential revolutions in America, France, and Haiti.

[Grant products]
Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $400,000 (approved); $400,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2014

Natural History Museum of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214)
Rebecca Menlove (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
GI-50169-10
Native Voices: People of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau

To support: Implementation of a long-term exhibition focused on the history, geography, linguistics, and contemporary life of the indigenous people of Utah.

Project fields: Native American Studies
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 3/31/2012

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Anthony Hirschel (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
GI-50172-10
Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan

To support: Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a website, an international symposium, a catalog, and programs on the sculptures of Xiangtangshan caves in China.

[Grant products] [Media coverage]
Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 9/30/2013

Aquila Theatre Company Inc. (New York, NY 10003-6671)
Peter Meineck (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
GI-50176-10
Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives: Poetry-Drama-Dialogue

To support: Implementation of a national program series exploring classical literature, to be presented at 100 libraries and performing arts centers in 20 states.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $800,000 (approved); $800,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2013

Jewish Museum of Maryland (Baltimore, MD 21202)
Karen Falk (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
GI-50177-10
Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture, and American Jewish Identity

To support: Implementation of a traveling exhibition and related publication, programs, and online resources examining Jewish American foodways.

Project fields: Jewish Studies
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 6/30/2012

People and Stories Gente Y Cuentos Inc. (Trenton, NJ 08608-1704)
Patricia Andres (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
GI-50181-10
Story Talk

To support: Bilingual reading and discussion programs for at-risk youth at 20 library venues in 12 states.

Project fields: Literature, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 12/31/2012

Prime Time Family Reading (New Orleans, LA 70113-1024)
Miranda Restovic (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
GI-50185-10
Prime Time Family Reading: Multicultural Outreach

To support: Reading and discussion programs for underserved families at libraries in five states, exploring humanities themes through children's literature.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

American Library Association (Chicago, IL 60611)
Susan Brandehoff (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
GI-50186-10
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women: Library Outreach Programs

To support: Reading, viewing, and discussion programs at 30 libraries examining themes in 19th-century American history and literature, built around a documentary film and companion biography of author Louisa May Alcott.

Project fields: American Literature
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $185,000 (approved); $168,784 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 9/30/2012

Illinois Humanities Council (Chicago, IL 60602-3296)
Geoffrey Banks (Project Director, 08/13/2012 - present); Dimitra Tasiouras (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - 04/26/2011); Ryan Lewis (Project Director, 04/26/2011 - 08/12/2012)
GI-50192-10
The Meaning of Service: Building the Practice of Humanities-Based Reflection at the Core of Volunteer Service

To support: Implementation of a national reading and discussion program for people involved in volunteer service, using works of literature to explore issues central to the nature of public service.

[Grant products]
Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $350,000 (approved); $350,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 6/30/2013

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Linda Komaroff (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
GI-50201-10
Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts

To support: Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a symposium, a catalog, and public programs about Islamic art from the eighth to the 19th century in the context of gift-giving at Islamic courts.

[Grant products]
Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 1/31/2012

Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership (Waterford, VA 20197-0077)
Beth Erickson (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
GI-50203-10
Of the Student, By the Student, For the Student Service Learning Project

To support: Implementation of a project for middle school students to research, script, and produce vodcasts that interpret 13 Civil War National Parks for visitors.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 6/30/2013

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (New York, NY 10036-5900)
Susan Saidenberg (Project Director, 01/12/2010 - present)
GI-50222-10
50th Anniversary Programs: Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-In

No statement available.

Project fields: African American Studies
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $23,500 (approved); $23,500 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2010 – 6/30/2010

Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, MN 55102-1903)
Brian Horrigan (Project Director, 01/14/2010 - present)
GI-50237-10
The 1968 Project

To support: Implementation for a traveling exhibition, a website, and public programs about Americans in the 1960s with a projected opening date of October 2011.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $850,000 (approved); $850,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2010 – 9/30/2013

Unity Productions Foundation (Silver Spring, MD 209061266)
Alexander Kronemer (Project Director, 01/14/2010 - present)
GI-50242-10
Prince Among Slaves: The Cultural Legacy of Enslaved Africans

To support: Implementation of a series of film screening and discussion programs in 15 cities, accompanied by an interactive website and a CD-ROM exploring the humanities issues raised by Prince Among Slaves, an NEH-funded documentary film.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $350,000 (approved); $350,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2010 – 1/31/2012

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Susan Stein (Project Director, 01/14/2010 - present)
GI-50243-10
Mulberry Row and the Landscape of Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello

To support: Implementation of 17 interpretive stations along Mulberry Row where enslaved people lived and worked at Monticello with emphasis on individuals, families, and work in the context of Jefferson's era.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $380,000 (approved); $380,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 4/30/2013

University of Vermont (Burlington, VT 05405-0001)
Paul Bierman (Project Director, 01/14/2010 - present)
GI-50246-10
Interpreting the Interstates: How Highways Changed Rural America's Sense of Place

To support: Implementation of a multiformat project analyzing the history of interstate highways in Vermont (1956-80). Formats would include an interactive website, a banner exhibition, permanent roadside signage, a book, and public programming.

[Media coverage]
Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $200,000 (approved); $200,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2010 – 9/30/2013

Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC 20003-1094)
Stephen Enniss (Project Director, 01/14/2010 - present)
GI-50262-10
Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

To support: Implementation of a traveling museum exhibition and a traveling library panel exhibition, public programs, and a website on the history and influence of the King James version of the Bible.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $626,964 (approved); $545,202 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 8/31/2013

Ohio State University Research Foundation (Columbus, OH 43212)
Richard Shiels (Project Director, 08/01/2013 - present); Richard Shiels (Project Director, 01/14/2010 - 06/09/2013); Marti Chaatsmith (Project Director, 06/10/2013 - 07/31/2013)
GI-50275-10
The Ancient Ohio Trail: A Media-Enhanced Cultural Heritage Experience

To support: Implementation of a website and ancillary downloadable materials interpreting the major earthworks of the Ohio River region, focusing especially on heritage driving tours.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $400,000 (approved); $400,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 12/31/2014

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