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Featured Projects: Federal/State Partnership

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 6, 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 14, 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 5, 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 29, 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 8, 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 27, 2012
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities: 40 Years
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Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities celebrates its 40th anniversary with a major report

This report "reflects 40 years of groundbreaking investment—of both public and private dollars—and impact" throughout Louisiana.

Posted: June 17, 2012
Indiana Humanities' "Spirit of Competition" exhibition
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Join the team. See Indiana Humanities' "Spirit of Competition" traveling exhibition

Is there any aspect of your life that doesn't have some element of competition in it? Indiana Humanities thinks that there probably isn't.

Posted: May 29, 2012
Maryland Humanities Council 2012 Chautauqua characters. Drawings by Tom Chalkley
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A little history for the summer. Six weeks of patriotic holidays.

Memorial Day, celebrated in 2012 on May 28, begins six weeks of patriotic celebrations that carry through to the Fourth of July festivities.

Posted: May 23, 2012
Elvis Presley with fans in Hawai'i
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We Go Jam in Hawai'i

Hawai'i Council for the Humanities sponsors an anthology that celebrates the music of Hawai'i through the "voices" of the islands' leading writers and musicians.

Posted: May 15, 2012