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Coney Island USA, Brooklyn, NY

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The New York Council for the Humanities takes on Superstorm Sandy

In the two weeks since the New York Council for the Humanities announced the availability of grants to assist with damage from Hurricane Sandy, over 20 cultural organizations had applied for and received grants.

Posted: November 28, 2012
Billboard outside Nauvoo, IL, announcing "Journey Stories"

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The "Journey Stories" Exhibition Brings Communities Together in Nauvoo, Illinois

A travelling exhibition, "Journey Stories," and the Illinois Humanities Council help to bring a small-town community together.

Posted: October 25, 2012
Actors dramatize works of Virgin Islands authors

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Place, Time, and Memory in the Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands Humanities Council sponsored a two-day conference featuring discussions on identity and collective memory by communities in the U.S. Virgin Islands in Fall 2011.

Posted: October 11, 2012
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter

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Constitutionally Speaking in New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Humanities Council helps bring civic engagement to New Hampshire with Constitutionally Speaking.

Posted: September 17, 2012
Portrait of former Kodiak crab fisherman Patty Mullan

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"When Crab was King" exhibit opens at the Alaska Humanities Forum

In the span of twenty-five years, the town of Kodiak, Alaska went from sleepy fishing village to bustling fishing port and back again because of the King Crab. An exhibit at the Alaksa Humanities Forum explores the faces and stories behind the crabbing boom.

Posted: September 7, 2012
West Virginia fiddler Melvin Wine

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Road Work in West Virginia

Two West Virginia Humanities Council supported projects explore the history and culture found along U.S. Routes 219 and 33.

Posted: August 15, 2012
An algae bloom

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Let’s Be Shore Video Portraits engage residents along Maryland’s Eastern Shore

How can watching a video create better stewardship of our watershed?  The Maryland Humanities Council’s project “Let’s Be Shore” shows you how.

Posted: August 6, 2012
Humanities Texas summer readers

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Summer Reading: Councils Dive In

Humanities people read year round, but summertime and reading go together like watermelon and the beach.

Posted: July 30, 2012
Viewing photos from the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention

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Constitutional Conversations in Montana

Forty years ago, the state of Montana held a constitutional convention to ratify the newly rewritten state constitution to replace Montana’s first enacted constitution, approved in 1889.

Posted: July 9, 2012
River of Slavery, River of Freedom

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Finally free: an Ohio summer teacher institute and a family’s 162-year-old court battle for freedom

A presenter at a 2011 summer teacher institute supported by the Ohio Humanities Council led to her involvement with the April 6, 2012 court case that closed a 162-year-old case of seven freed slave children who had been kidnapped back into slavery.

Posted: June 28, 2012