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Posted: August 18, 2015
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'How to Attract a Crowd,' Then and Now

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities hopes it has made advertising humanities events a little more user-friendly. Between planning when and what to tweet, getting word of mouth going, and drawing up that eye-catching flyer, an effective ad campaign is multi-fronted and takes some savvy to put together. The NJCH’s Speaker’s Bureau speakers and the venues that host them consistently reported difficulties attracting the large crowds they hoped for. In response, the NJCH went to the experts. Hiring a local marketing firm, they developed and published a publicity manual for those speakers and community organizations.

Posted: July 22, 2015
Defense worker in Muscle Shoals, AL
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State Councils Host Museum on Main Street Exhibits

Museum on Main Street (MoMS) is a unique undertaking that specifically serves small town museums and rural residents. History is able to come to life for those who might otherwise miss these cultural events.

Posted: July 7, 2015
2015 Winter Weekend novel, William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!
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Maine ‘Humanities On Demand’ Brings Its Winter Weekend Back, Online

Tickets sold out long before the Maine Humanities Council opened the doors to 200 readers this past March for its Winter Weekend at Bowdoin College. But for those of us who didn’t snag a ticket or travel to the coast town of New Brunswick, it is our turn to attend. Thanks to the Humanities On Demand program of Maine Humanities, all the Weekend’s talks are now available to view or listen to any time. ...

Posted: June 24, 2015
"Our Banner in the Sky" (ca. 1861 attributed to Frederic Church)
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A Fire Never Extinguished: How the Civil War Continues to Shape Civic and Cultural Life in America

Every week since October 15, 2010, the Vermont Humanities Council has emailed subscribers The Civil War Book of Days, an account of events in the Civil War 150 years ago that week. All issues are collected online.

Posted: October 24, 2014
State humanities council programs for and about immigrants
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State Humanities Council Approaches to Serving Immigrants and to Telling Their State’s Migration Stories

The material collected in the attached PDF is a sampling of the work state humanities councils do for their states’ immigrant and diverse communities and the ways they approach migration and immigration history and culture.

Posted: October 24, 2014
United States and jurisdictions
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State Humanities Councils and the Contexts in Which They Work

Inspired by the theme of the 2013 Federation conference, Federal/State Partnership undertook a study of the contexts in which councils work.

Posted: October 23, 2014
Healing the Warrior's Heart
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Healing the Warrior's Heart

Healing the Warrior’s Heart examines the emotional trauma of war, known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), through the prism of Native American tradition and ceremony. Native Americans have long understood that helping warriors heal emotionally and spiritually is key to maintaining a healthy society. Within many tribal communities, tradition bearers continue to use ceremonies, prayers, and sacred objects to help returning warriors reintegrate into society, reconnect with the natural world, and cope with the guilt, shame, and fears they bring home with them.

Posted: October 22, 2014
Journalist Roxana Saberi at Game Changer
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Between Two Worlds: America and the Middle East: the Game Changer series in North Dakota

Journalist Roxana Saberi hosted the state’s first Game Changer Series event on October 9, 2104, in Fargo, ND. Established by the North Dakota Humanities Council, the Game Changer Series is an annual event that focuses on a major event or idea that is significantly changing the face of our world and invites people close to the action to share their stories.

Posted: October 22, 2014
Nebraska Chautauquans
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Historic figures talk Free Land for 2014 Nebraska Chautauqua

For the last two weeks in June, Nebraskans have the opportunity to gather together for evenings of entertainment, history, and community-based heritage thanks to Humanities Nebraska’s Chautauqua program.

Posted: June 27, 2014