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Featured Projects: Public Programs

John Brown tries to persuade Frederick Douglass to join his assault.
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The Longest Struggle in American History: "The Abolitionists"

Premiering January 8, 15, & 22, 2013, on American Experience

Posted: December 19, 2012
Restored nineteenth century apartment at The Lower East Side Tenement Museum
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A Saloon, an Auction House, an Undergarment Store: Business as Usual in New York City

A community of immigrant entrepreneurs

Posted: November 28, 2012
Art Coble and his sons at their prairie home.
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The Dust Bowl: NEH and National Museum of American History National Youth Summit

Past Lessons, Future Possibilities

Posted: November 13, 2012
woman with a flask hidden in her garter during prohibition, 1926
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American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Step back in time to an era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation.

Posted: November 5, 2012
14-year-old apprentice Nat Wheeler in Mission 1: “For Crown or Colony?”
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Mission US Receives Top Honors

A gold-medal winner!

Posted: September 20, 2012
Elizabeth I’s copy of the Bishops’ Bible
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Strong Media Coverage for King James Bible Exhibition

It was all about disseminating information in 1611 just as it is today.

Posted: July 1, 2012
Photograph of sanitation workers' protest in Memphis, TN, 1968
Featured Project

Extended Travel for a Civil Rights Photography Exhibition

A smaller version of the ‘For All the World to See’ exhibition is now making its way around the country.

Posted: July 1, 2012
Student filmmakers learn about the Civil War at the C & O Canal
Featured Project

Civil War stories through the video camera’s lens: Learning history through filmmaking

Civil War battlefields are coming alive once more through a new NEH-funded project that connects middle school students to the American Civil War by training them to use primary source documents, humanities scholarship, role-playing, and digital technology to create short movies.

Posted: June 4, 2012
The Rogarshevsky Parlor at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Featured Project

The Tenement Museum and the Story of American Immigration: A Free Public Lecture

Please join the National Endowment for the Humanities on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, for a presentation by Morris J. Vogel, President of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

Posted: May 2, 2012
image of gold Aztec artefact: Pectoral with Calendrical Notations
Featured Project

Children of the Plumed Serpent

Artistic motifs can offer striking evidence of cultural survival.

Posted: April 3, 2012