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Grant programs:Historic Places: Implementation*
Date range: 2018-2021
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Old Sturbridge, Inc. (Sturbridge, MA 01566-1138)
Rhys Simmons (Project Director: January 2020 to present)

BR-271425-20
Historic Places: Implementation
Public Programs

Totals:
$250,000 (approved)
$250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2020 – 12/31/2023

Foundations of Interpretation

Implementation of a new interpretive plan at Old Sturbridge Village expanding tours to reflect the diversity of early New England.

Foundations of Interpretation aims to address key components of Old Sturbridge Village’s new Interpretation and Education Plan as part of a broader, museum-wide commitment to relevancy and visitor engagement. The plan outlines the initiatives that Old Sturbridge Village will undertake to create more impactful visitor experiences, connect with a broader audience, and better reflect the diversity of New England both past and present. The $500,000 being requested from NEH for Foundations of Interpretation will support an expanded staff training program, updated interpretive guides for all staffed exhibits, the development of purposeful learning and social-emotional targets, and improved interpretive signage, as well as a two-year Position in the Public Humanities.

University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC 29208-0001)
Rose Ylimaki (Project Director: August 2018 to January 2021)
Spencer Platt (Project Director: January 2021 to present)

BR-264610-19
Historic Places: Implementation
Public Programs

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Totals:
$280,000 (approved)
$280,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2019 – 5/31/2022

Free and Equal: The Promise of Reconstruction in America

Implementation of a tour through Beaufort County, South Carolina, exploring the story of Reconstruction using a mobile app, website, and information kiosk.

A public history project that informs, interprets, and facilitates the understanding of reconstruction history in Beaufort, South Carolina as well as nationally.