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GA-274362-20

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage (Hermitage, TN 37076-1331)
Amy Williams (Project Director: May 2020 to October 2021)
Programming at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage: Adapting the Guest Experience Amid a Pandemic

The work of ten staff members who would develop online materials and would adapt onsite programing at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage to allow social distancing.

This grant will allow the Andrew Jackson Foundation to retain staff charged with carrying out collections management and programming for our visitors, both onsite and virtual, of all ages.

Project fields:
Public History; U.S. History

Program:
Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Public Programs)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$262,572 (approved)
$262,572 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/15/2020 – 2/28/2021


PG-52203-14

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage (Hermitage, TN 37076-1331)
Brian Anthony Guzzi (Project Director: May 2013 to September 2015)
The Hermitage Ultraviolet Light Filtering Interior Storm Window Replacement

Consultation with a historic preservation architect, an engineer, and a conservator to identify improved approaches to reducing light levels and preventing moisture infiltration for the protection of collections in the Hermitage, the 1836 home of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States. The Hermitage, designated a National Historic Landmark, contains personal possessions of the Jackson family, including furniture, decorative arts, prints and paintings, maps, documents, and books, as well as French wallpapers that are original to the home. Through earlier NEH support, the museum developed an interpretive plan for the home that focuses on such themes as the growing democracy, slavery and the cotton economy, and western expansion.

This is a project to design replacement UV-filtering interior storm windows for the Hermitage mansion. The Hermitage mansion and the collections exhibited there comprise a unique collection that provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of a wealthy antebellum planter and slaveholder, national hero, and the most influential politician between Washington and Lincoln, Andrew Jackson. Nearly all of the furnishings, including six rooms of wallpaper, are original to the Jackson family. The original mansion windows and light sensitive collections are presently suffering from degraded and poorly designed ultraviolet filtering interior storm windows. This project will enable The Hermitage to bring together a team of consultants and staff to correct the window design flaws to produce a construction-ready design for replacement storm windows. These windows, once built and installed (a separate project), will provide ultraviolet light protection for the collection.

Project fields:
Public History; U.S. History

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2014 – 7/31/2015


PW-51724-14

Monticello (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Jillian E. Galle (Project Director: August 2013 to June 2019)
Beyond the Mansion 2.0: Completing a Digital Archive for Thirty Years of Archaeological Research at The Hermitage

Cataloging and digitization of 365,000 artifacts from Andrew Jackson's home, The Hermitage, located near Nashville, Tennessee, that document socio-cultural relations between the owners and the enslaved population from the late 18th century through emancipation.

From 1804 until 1845 The Hermitage was home to Andrew Jackson and scores of enslaved men, women, and children who labored in the fields of Jackson's cotton plantation near Nashville, Tennessee. To shed needed light on the daily lives of The Hermitage's enslaved community, archaeologists excavated hundreds of thousands of artifacts from twelve domestic sites of slavery. Despite extensive excavations, compelling insights, based on archaeological evidence, into the economic, social, and cultural dynamics of The Hermitage plantation community have remained elusive. This proposal requests funds to catalog, analyze, digitize and disseminate data on hundreds of thousands of artifacts and archaeological contexts from six excavation areas at the First Hermitage. These collections are currently virtually inaccessible to researchers and the public and making the data available will yield new insights into changing lifeways of enslaved people during the 19th century in the Upper South.

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Project fields:
African American Studies; Archaeology; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2014 – 5/31/2018


PG-51238-11

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage (Hermitage, TN 37076-1331)
Marsha Mullin (Project Director: May 2010 to September 2012)
Hermitage Environmental Monitoring Project

The purchase of equipment to monitor environmental conditions and improve the care of collections that focus on Andrew Jackson's life and career. A consultant would also be engaged to train staff and assist with the interpretation of the monitoring data. The collections include nearly all of the original furnishings of Jackson's home, his personal possessions, and family library, as well as materials that document the work of the Ladies Hermitage Association, one of the oldest historic preservation groups in the United States.

The Hermitage: Home of Andrew Jackson requests $6000.00 for support of the purchase and installation of wireless data logger environmental monitoring equipment for two buildings where collections are exhibited and stored on site and training for two staff members. The project would support the installation of twelve data logger units in the Hermitage mansion, and five for exhibition and storage areas in the Visitor Center, as well as equipment for monitoring exterior conditions for a total of eighteen units. Two receivers would be required, one in the mansion and one in the visitor center. The project also includes the purchase of two HERO time lapse cameras and eight light loggers for monitoring light levels in the Hermitage mansion at four distinct seasons of the year. The project also includes consultation with Art Preservation Services for training in the use of the equipment and interpretation of the data. The Hermitage will provide $4898.00 as the applicant's cost share.

Project fields:
Museum Studies or Historical Preservation

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012


BH-50309-09

Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001)
Janice M. Leone (Project Director: March 2009 to June 2011)
The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson, and America 1801-1861

Two one-week workshops for eighty school teachers at The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home, on major themes in nineteenth-century American history.

"The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson, and America 1801-1861" will examine the growing body of humanities scholarship on the early nineteenth century. Each workshop will combine classroom and field studies, including archaeology. Participants will use as primary source evidence a variety of documents from the 1801-1861 time period, the objects in The Hermitage's collections, the books the Jackson family owned, the archaeological remains left behind by the enslaved black families, the architecture, and the cultural landscape to examine six interpretive themes:-Growing Democracy-Cotton Economy and Slavery-Indians and Westward Expansion-Reform and Religion-Women's Lives in a Changing America-Developing a Distinct American Material Culture

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History and Culture

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$159,972 (approved)
$159,972 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2009 – 12/31/2010


PW-50172-08

Monticello (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Kevin Michael Bartoy (Project Director: July 2007 to August 2009)
Jillian E. Galle (Project Director: August 2009 to December 2012)
Beyond the Mansion: Digitizing Thirty Years of Archaeological Research on Slavery at the Hermitage

The completion of the cataloging of 800,000 artifacts from areas occupied from 1804 to 1858 by enslaved African Americans on Andrew Jackson's residence and plantation.

The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, was the home to over 250 enslaved African Americans. Since 1970, archaeological research at The Hermitage has resulted in the collection of over 800,000 artifacts. These artifacts represent one of the largest archaeological collections which document the history of a single community of enslaved people in the New World. The Hermitage Department of Archaeology, in collaboration with the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS), requests NEH funding to allow for the completion of analysis, cataloguing, and uploading to the Internet of the existing Hermitage archaeological collection. In so doing, the Hermitage collection will further advance the comparative study of slavery in the New World.

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Project fields:
Archaeology

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$285,855 (approved)
$285,855 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2008 – 8/31/2012


BH-50206-07

Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001)
Janice M. Leone (Project Director: March 2007 to September 2012)
The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson, and America 1801-1861

Two one-week workshops for 80 school teachers held at The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home, on major themes in nineteenth-century American history.

This project will examine the growing body of humanities scholarship on the early nineteenth century. Each workshop will combine classroom and field studies, including archaeology. Participants will use as primary source evidence a variety of documents from the 1801-1861 time period, the objects in The Hermitage's collections, the books the Jackson family owned, the archaeological remains left behind by the enslaved black families, the architecture, and the cultural landscape to examine six interpretive themes. Themes include: * Growing Democracy * Cotton Economy and Slavery * Indians and Westward Expansion * Reform and Religion * Women's Lives in a Changing America * Developing a Distinct American Material Culture

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History and Culture

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$140,915 (approved)
$140,915 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2007 – 9/30/2008


BH-50096-06

Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001)
Janice M. Leone (Project Director: August 2005 to November 2007)
The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson, and America, 1801-1861

Two one-week workshops for 80 school teachers held at The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home, on major themes in nineteenth-century American history.

The Hermigage, Home of President Andrew jackson, and Middle Tennessee State University propose to partner in offering two sessions of a one-week workshop for teachers titled "The Hermitage, Andrew jackson and America 1801-1861. The workshops will consist of three primary elements: lectures followed by discussion groups, a variety of field study sessions examining the material culture of early nineteenth-century America, and time devoted to planning educational projects. Workshop participants will be expected to complete a set of readings prior to the beginning of the workshop.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Landmarks of American History and Culture

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$142,656 (approved)
$142,656 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2006 – 12/31/2006


BH-50045-04

Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001)
Rebecca Conard (Project Director: August 2003 to June 2005)
The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson, and America 1801-1861

Two one-week workshops held at The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home in Nashville, Tennessee, on major themes in early 19th-century American history.

Middle Tennessee State University, in partnership with The Hermitage: Home of Andrew Jackson, will conduct two, one-week workshops, for 50 participants each, on “The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson, and America 1801-1861.” Four days of each workshop will take place at the 1120-acre National Historic Landmark at Nashville, Tennessee. The fifth day will be spent on the MTSU campus where core faculty and master teachers will work with participants to help them develop written plans for individual projects. Visiting scholars include prominent Jacksonian scholars Daniel Feller, author of The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815-1840 and editor of the Jackson Papers, and Harry Watson, author of Liberty and Power:The Politics of Jacksonian America.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History and Culture

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$149,196 (approved)
$149,196 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2004 – 12/31/2004


GM-50308-04

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage (Hermitage, TN 37076-1331)
Marsha Mullin (Project Director: February 2004 to April 2009)
The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson, and a Changing America

Implementation of a site-wide reinterpretation to place Andrew Jackson and his home, The Hermitage, in the context of United States history from the Revolution to the Civil War era.

This is a project to re-interpret The Hermitage. Under the broad theme of “The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson, and a Changing America,” we will place Jackson and this site in a wider context of the events and trends developing throughout America in his time. We will interpret six themes: Growing Democracy, Cotton Economy and Slavery, Westward Expansion and American Indians, Reform and Religion, Women’s Lives in a Changing America, and Developing a Distinct American Culture. We are planning a lively and engaging visitor experience that interprets a time period that was crucial to the transition of the country from Revolution to Civil War.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$225,000 (approved)
$225,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2004 – 12/31/2008


GM-30054-02

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage (Hermitage, TN 37076-1331)
Marsha Mullin (Project Director: November 2001 to June 2003)
Andrew Jackson's America: Planning for Interpretation at The Hermitage

Planning for a new site-wide interpretive master plan that places Jackson in the context of his era.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$40,721 (approved)
$40,721 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2002 – 3/31/2003


RK-20127-94

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage (Hermitage, TN 37076-1331)
Larry W. McKee (Project Director: October 1993 to October 1996)
Archaeology of the Hermitage Slave Community

To support two years of prepublication analysis of a long-term program of archaeological excavation at the Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson, to develop a view of the material conditions within the slave community.

Project fields:
Archaeology

Program:
Archaeology Projects

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$50,000 (approved)
$49,972 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1994 – 5/31/1996


CH-20180-91

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage (Hermitage, TN 37076-1331)
James M. Vaughan (Project Director: May 1990 to February 1997)
Restoration of The Hermitage, Home of Andrew Jackson

To support the interior restoration of the Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson, and thus facilitate a new interpretation of the life and character of this early president.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$375,000 (approved)
$375,000 (offered)
$375,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1989 – 7/31/1996