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BP-259247-18

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (Atlanta, GA 30303-1906)
Fred Yalouris (Project Director: August 2017 to September 2018)
Lena Carstens (Project Director: September 2018 to present)

Once Divided, Reunited: Atlanta BeltLine Transforms Historic Railroad Barriers to Modern-Day Connectors

Planning for historic site interpretation of Atlanta’s railroad corridor, including exhibitions, public programs, and trail signage.

The Atlanta BeltLine, a network of trails and parks built along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor that once circled downtown, is one of the most transformative urban redevelopment programs in the country. Linking neighborhoods once divided by physical barriers of track, bunkers and trenches, and equally formidable social barriers of class and race, the BeltLine is transforming public life. With art exhibits, festivals, volunteer events, and novel opportunities to walk or cycle through the city’s backyards, the BeltLine has become a new “public square.” Once Divided, Reunited brings Atlanta’s past to that public square, using a unique historic space to revisit histories of people who lived and worked on the railroad corridor. Coordinating efforts of scholars, civic advocates, residents, and educational institutions, the project will produce an on-site exhibition and related public programming, interpretive historical signs, and a public, digital archive of additional resources.

Project fields:
Urban History

Program:
Historic Places: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$52,532 (approved)
$52,532 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2018 – 4/30/2019


BP-261032-18

Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge, MA 01566-1138)
Rhys Simmons (Project Director: January 2018 to present)

Old Sturbridge Village Interpretive and Educational Plan

Development of a new interpretive plan and educational materials for Old Sturbridge Village to mark the site’s seventy-fifth anniversary in 2021.

Old Sturbridge Village respectfully requests a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the development of a new Interpretation and Education Plan. Old Sturbridge Village, located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, is one of the nation’s oldest living history museums and has depicted 19th century rural New England life through costumed interpreters, historic homes, curatorial exhibitions, and educational offerings to an audience of more than 21 million visitors since opening in 1946. The Village’s training and resource materials have not been comprehensively reviewed or significantly revised since the 1970s. Throughout this project the Village will work with scholars, consultants, and partnering institutions to develop a new Interpretation and Education Plan that creates impactful visitor experiences, connects with a modern audience, and better reflects the diversity of our community both past and present.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Historic Places: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$75,000 (approved)
$75,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2018 – 8/31/2019


BP-261152-18

Friends of the Cabildo, Inc. (New Orleans, LA 70116-3205)
Karen Leathem Leathem (Project Director: January 2018 to present)

Madame John’s Legacy: Exploring the History of the French Quarter

Planning of the reinterpretation of Madame John’s Legacy, an eighteenth-century French colonial style house in New Orleans.

This project will plan the reinterpretation of Madame John’s Legacy, an extraordinary house in New Orleans’s French Quarter. Built in 1788, following a devastating fire that destroyed 80% of the city, it was constructed in the French colonial style that prevailed before the disaster. With property records dating back to 1721, the residence offers a unique opportunity to experience nearly three centuries of life. Part of the Louisiana State Museum system since 1947, the house represents a microcosm of New Orleans history. Former residents include a pirate’s family, a Spanish military officer, a wealthy Creole family, enslaved servants, Italian immigrants, and 20th-century artists. This project will utilize front-end evaluation to engage scholars, consultants, and community members to ensure that the final product can be implemented safely and responsibly within the historic space in a manner that is relevant, based on current scholarship, and highly engaging for diverse audiences.

Project fields:
Public History

Program:
Historic Places: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2018 – 8/30/2019


BP-256285-18

Trigg-C.M. Russell Foundation, Inc. (Great Falls, MT 59401-1426)
Emily Wilson (Project Director: January 2017 to present)

C.M. Russell Museum House and Studio Interpretation Plan

Development of an interpretive plan for the historic house and studio of western artist Charles M. Russell (1864–1926).

The C.M. Russell Museum requests a $40,000 Historic Places Planning Grant to develop an interpretive plan for the Charles M. Russell House and Studio. The structures, occupied from 1900 to 1926 by famed artist of the American West Charles Marion Russell and his wife and business manager Nancy Russell, are undergoing conservation, with the studio to be finished by March 2017 and work on the house to begin immediately after. The grant would fund consultation with prominent historians of art, the American West, and Plains Indians, and the testing of interpretive content and formats before all conservation work is completed in 2018. The Russell story will be presented in the broader context of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a period of dynamic change that saw the passing of the Old West. Multiple formats and approaches to the site interpretation will be considered, including ways to create immersive environments in which visitors step into history as active participants.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Historic Places: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2017 – 12/31/2018


BP-253971-17

County of Beaufort (Beaufort, SC 29902-5556)
Page P. Miller (Project Director: August 2016 to present)

The First Civil Rights Movement: The Epic Story of Reconstruction in Beaufort County, SC and Nationwide

Development of an interpretive center, mobile tours, and a website examining the unique history of Reconstruction in Beaufort County, South Carolina, and placing it into a national context.

This Historic Places Planning request represents a 12-month planning approach that will result in a master plan for an interpretive center on Reconstruction history in Beaufort County, SC. The plan will include interactive themes, learning points, and a mobile app for over 100 county-wide Reconstruction history sites. Reconstruction has a complex historical legacy that is critical to understanding much of what happens around us today. It is one of the most complicated, least understood and significant periods in American history. The plan will be developed by a team of national and local scholars; consultants, designers, and content developers. The team will engage in a thoughtful decision-making process that combines historical resources, staffing needs, budget development, and audience input and determine the most effective way to interpret America’s Reconstruction history and expand the public understanding of Reconstruction history.

Project fields:
African American History; Public History; U.S. History

Program:
Historic Places: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
4/1/2017 – 4/30/2018