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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
GI-50521-13
Pearls on a String: Artist and Patron in the Islamic World

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum (New York, NY 10036)
Jessica Lee Williams
GI-50524-13
City at Sea: USS Intrepid

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 amount awarded: $260,000
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 11/30/2015

Aquila Theatre Company Inc. (New York, NY 10003-6671)
Peter Meineck
GI-50531-13
YouStories: Classics, Conversation, Connection

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 amount awarded: $380,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 9/30/2015

Funding details
Original grant (2013) $300,000
Supplement (2014) $80,000

New York Council for the Humanities (New York, NY 10038-4364)
Erika Halstead
GI-50532-13
Muslim Voices

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 amount awarded: $195,000
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 5/31/2016

Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, CT 06103)
Robin Jaffee Frank
GI-50540-13
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 12/31/2014

American Library Association (Chicago, IL 60611)
Susan E. Brandehoff
GI-50542-13
Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry: A Traveling Exhibit and Public Programs for Libraries about the Dust Bowl

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 amount awarded: $293,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 6/30/2016

Funding details
Original grant (2013) $263,000
Supplement (2014) $30,000

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

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 amount awarded: $125,000
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 9/30/2014

New York Historical Society (New York, NY 10024)
Louise Mirrer
GI-50552-13
Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion: Exhibition and Educational Initiative

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 3/31/2016

International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience (New York, NY 10001-5004)
Sarah Pharaon
GI-50554-13
National Dialogues on Immigration

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 amount awarded: $275,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 3/31/2015

Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature (Iowa City, IA 52240)
John P. Kenyon
GI-50587-13
On the Fly: Writers on Writing

No description available.

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

Museum of American Finance (New York, NY 10005)
David J. Cowen
GI-50589-13
Centennial Exhibit - New York Federal Reserve Bank

No description available.

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

Defiant Requiem Foundation (Washington, DC 20015-1775)
Louisa Hollman
GI-50591-13
Defiant Requiem Film Guide

No description available.

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

American Writers Museum Foundation (Washington, DC 20006)
Andrew Anway
GI-50593-13
American Writers Museum Launch Pad

No description available.

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

Pacific Symphony (Santa Ana, CA 92704-8908)
Joseph Horowitz
GI-50596-13
Music Unwound

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 6/1/2014 – 5/31/2016

Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD 21218-3827)
Kathryn Gunsch
GI-50604-13
Engaging New Installation of African Art at The Baltimore Museum of Art

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 amount awarded: $150,000
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2015

Duke University (Durham, NC 27708)
Sarah W. Schroth
GI-50607-13
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

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 amount awarded: $120,000
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 7/31/2014

Children's Museum of Manhattan (New York, NY 10024)
Andrew Scott Ackerman
GI-50611-13
Muslim Cultures

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 5/31/2016

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646)
Hyunsoo Woo
GI-50612-13
Art of the Joseon Dynasty: Treasures from the National Museum of Korea

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 amount awarded: $450,000
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

National Museum of American Jewish History (Philadelphia, PA 19106-2197)
Josh Perelman
GI-50613-13
Chasing Dreams

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 10/31/2014

Mystic Seaport Museum (Mystic, CT 06355)
Susan S. Funk
GI-50615-13
Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers: The 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan

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 amount awarded: $450,000
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 2/29/2016

Bostonian Society (Boston, MA 02109)
Donald C. Carleton
GI-50622-13
1763 Peace of Paris Commemoration

No description available.

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

Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. (Waltham, MA 02453-0429)
Kathryn P. Dietz
GI-50624-13
Working with Scholars

No description available.

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

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

No description available.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 3/1/2013 – 3/31/2014

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

No description available.

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

Tom Lea Institute (El Paso, TX 79941)
Adair Wakefield Margo
GI-50629-13
LBJ Conference

No description available.

Project fields: American Government
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $10,000
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 11/30/3013

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

No description available.

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

Jan Karski Educational Foundation (Raleigh, NC 27628-6161)
Wanda Marie Urbanska
GI-50631-13
The World Knew: Jan Karski's Mission for the Humanity

No description available.

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

The Film Foundation, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA 90046-3300)
Jennifer Ahn
GI-50632-13
The Story of Movies

No description available.

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

Missouri Historical Society (St. Louis, MO 63112)
Patrick Allie
GI-50409-12
The American Revolution on the Frontier

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 amount awarded: $400,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2015

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

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 amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 12/1/2012 – 7/31/2013

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

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 amount awarded: $625,000
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2015

Funding details
Original grant (2012) $500,000
Supplement (2013) $125,000

Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages (Stony Brook, NY 11790-1931)
Joshua Ruff
GI-50417-12
Installation and Interpretation of the Carriage Museum's "Streets of New York" and "Carriages for Sport and Pleasure"

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 amount awarded: $281,909
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 10/31/2013

ConVida - Popular Arts of the Americas (Detroit, MI 48207-2838)
Marion Elizabeth Jackson
GI-50424-12
Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil

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.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2015

National Constitution Center (Philadelphia, PA 19106)
Stephanie Reyer
GI-50430-12
Prohibition

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 amount awarded: $400,000
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 12/31/2015

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

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 amount awarded: $304,565
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2015

Humanities Nebraska (Lincoln, NE 68508-1836)
Christopher Sommerich
GI-50440-12
Nebraska Chautauqua: Free Land? 1862 and the Shaping of Modern America

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 amount awarded: $176,370
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 10/31/2015

Indiana State Museum Foundation, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN 46204)
David M. Buchanan
GI-50454-12
Souls Seeking Safety: Interpreting the Underground Railroad Experience in Indiana

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2015

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

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 amount awarded: $355,383
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2014

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

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 amount awarded: $311,129
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 12/31/2014

Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn, NY 11201-2711)
Deborah F. Schwartz
GI-50480-12
Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations: A Study of Mixed-Heritage Families in Brooklyn

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 amount awarded: $378,067
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2014

Maine Humanities Council (Portland, ME 04102-1012)
Hayden Anderson
GI-50488-12
Maine in the Civil War: Making Connections though the Humanities and Digital History

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 amount awarded: $348,946
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 10/31/2015

Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD 21218-3827)
David Park Curry
GI-50495-12
Reinstallation of American Art at The Baltimore Museum of Art

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 amount awarded: $217,250
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH 44106-1797)
Sue E. Bergh
GI-50496-12
Cleveland Museum of Art's Exhibition: Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes

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 amount awarded: $352,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts (Minneapolis, MN 55404-3506)
Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers
GI-50498-12
Material Journeys: African Art in Motion

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 amount awarded: $352,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 2/28/2015

National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN 38103-4214)
Barbara Andrews
GI-50506-12
Renovation of the Lorraine Motel Permanent Exhibits

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 amount awarded: $352,000
Grant period: 9/1/2012 – 3/31/2014

Tom Lea Institute (El Paso, TX 79941)
Adair Wakefield Margo
GI-50515-12
Tom Lea Month - The Art of War Conference

No description available.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 3/1/2012 – 11/30/2012

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

No description available.

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

National History Day (College Park, MD 20742-0001)
Cathy Gorn
GI-50578-12
Chronicling America National History Day Prize

No description available.

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

American Precision Museum, Inc. (Windsor, VT 05089-1312)
Carrie Brown
GI-50286-11
Shaping America: Machines and Machinists at Work

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 amount awarded: $340,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2014

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA 19103-3721)
Anna O. Marley
GI-50290-11
Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit

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 amount awarded: $250,000
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 3/31/2013

Society of Biblical Literature (Decatur, GA 30033)
John F. Kutsko
GI-50293-11
Bible Odyssey: Exploring People, Places, and Passages

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 4/30/2014

Pacific Symphony (Santa Ana, CA 92704-8908)
Joseph Horowitz
GI-50294-11
Music Unwound

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2014

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

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 amount awarded: $299,500
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 2/28/2013

Carnegie Institute (Pittsburgh, PA 15213)
Louise W. Lippincott
GI-50303-11
Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story

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 amount awarded: $250,000
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 5/31/2013

KQED Inc. (San Francisco, CA 94110-1426)
Louise Lo
GI-50305-11
New Deal Murals of San Francisco

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 amount awarded: $250,000
Grant period: 8/1/2011 – 7/31/2013

Association for Public Art (Philadelphia, PA 19103-5320)
Penny Balkin Bach
GI-50324-11
Museum Without Walls: Audio

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 amount awarded: $170,000
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 12/31/2013

Conner Prairie Museum, Inc. (Fishers, IN 46038-3457)
Daniel John Freas
GI-50329-11
1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 12/31/2011

University of Massachusetts, Boston (Boston, MA 02125-3300)
Ira A. Jackson
GI-50350-11
Civility and American Democracy

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 amount awarded: $400,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum (Austin, TX 78701-1342)
David Denney
GI-50351-11
La Belle Shipwreck Project

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 9/30/2015

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

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 7/31/2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA 02139-4307)
John A. Ochsendorf
GI-50353-11
Guastavino Vaulting: Palaces for the People

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 amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2014

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Julian F. C. Siggers
GI-50367-11
Lords of Time, the Maya, and 2012

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 amount awarded: $400,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2014

Museum Associates (Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Victoria I. Lyall
GI-50373-11
Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico

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.

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Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

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

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 amount awarded: $425,000
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 12/31/2014

Funding details
Original grant (2011) $350,000
Supplement (2013) $75,000

Chippewa Valley Museum (Eau Claire, WI 54702)
Susan M. McLeod
GI-50380-11
Intersections

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 amount awarded: $250,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2015

New York Historical Society (New York, NY 10024)
Louise Mirrer
GI-50384-11
Revolution!: The Atlantic World Reborn

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.

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Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $400,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2014

Natural History Museum of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214)
Rebecca T. Menlove
GI-50169-10
Native Voices: People of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 3/31/2012

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Anthony G. Hirschel
GI-50172-10
Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan

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

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Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 9/30/2013

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

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 amount awarded: $800,000
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2013

Jewish Museum of Maryland (Baltimore, MD 21202)
Karen Falk
GI-50177-10
Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture, and American Jewish Identity

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 amount awarded: $250,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 6/30/2012

People and Stories Gente Y Cuentos Inc. (Trenton, NJ 08608-1704)
Patricia Ann Andres
GI-50181-10
Story Talk

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 12/31/2012

Prime Time Family Reading (New Orleans, LA 70113-1024)
Miranda Restovic
GI-50185-10
Prime Time Family Reading: Multicultural Outreach

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 amount awarded: $250,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

American Library Association (Chicago, IL 60611)
Susan E. Brandehoff
GI-50186-10
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women: Library Outreach Programs

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 amount awarded: $168,784
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 9/30/2012

Illinois Humanities Council (Chicago, IL 60602-3296)
Geoffrey Banks
GI-50192-10
The Meaning of Service: Building the Practice of Humanities-Based Reflection at the Core of Volunteer Service

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.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 6/30/2013

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Linda Komaroff
GI-50201-10
Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts

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.

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Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 1/31/2012

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

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 6/30/2013

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (New York, NY 10036-5900)
Susan F. Saidenberg
GI-50222-10
50th Anniversary Programs: Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-In

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

Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, MN 55102-1903)
Brian Horrigan
GI-50237-10
The 1968 Project

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 amount awarded: $850,000
Grant period: 10/1/2010 – 9/30/2013

Unity Productions Foundation (Silver Spring, MD 209061266)
Alexander Kronemer
GI-50242-10
Prince Among Slaves: The Cultural Legacy of Enslaved Africans

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 amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 8/1/2010 – 1/31/2012

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Susan R. Stein
GI-50243-10
Mulberry Row and the Landscape of Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello

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 amount awarded: $380,000
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 4/30/2013

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

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.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 10/1/2010 – 9/30/2013

Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC 20003-1094)
Stephen C. Enniss
GI-50262-10
Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

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 amount awarded: $460,389
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 8/31/2013

Ohio State University Research Foundation (Columbus, OH 43212)
Richard Douglas Shiels
GI-50275-10
The Ancient Ohio Trail: A Media-Enhanced Cultural Heritage Experience

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 amount awarded: $400,000
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 12/31/2014

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