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Featured Projects: Public Programs

Student filmmakers learn about the Civil War at the C & O Canal
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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 5, 2012
The Rogarshevsky Parlor at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum
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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 3, 2012
image of gold Aztec artefact: Pectoral with Calendrical Notations
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Children of the Plumed Serpent

Artistic motifs can offer striking evidence of cultural survival.

Posted: April 4, 2012
Family barbecue in Lakewood Plaza suburban development, Long Beach, California,
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House and Home

From condos and Cape Cods to ranches and dumbbell apartments, Americans have built all sorts of structures to call home.

Posted: March 26, 2012
photograph of the Hudson River, with Catskill Mountains in background
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Thomas Cole Site

For over two centuries after their arrival, European Americans viewed the continent’s untamed lands as an unknown to be feared and conquered. 

Posted: February 16, 2012
Four color guard from 372nd Infantry marching in front of soldiers
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Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story

Pittsburgh’s Hill District, or “The Hill” as it is locally known, was the heart of the city’s African-American community during the twentieth century.

Posted: February 14, 2012
Richard and Mildred Loving in 1965
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The Loving Story

On Valentine’s Day HBO aired The Loving Story, a 90-minute documentary film about Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple who married in Virginia in the late 1950s.

Posted: February 14, 2012
J.B. Chapuy after J.L. Boquet, Vue de l'incendie de la ville du Cap Français, 17
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Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn

What did the American, French, and Haitian revolutions have in common?  Revolution!

Posted: February 14, 2012
scene from a stage play of Greek drama
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War, Drama and Continuity

Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives, the creation of the Aquila Theatre Company Inc., based at New York University’s Center for Ancient Studies, produced with support from NEH and others, emphasizes outreach to military veterans and their families.

Posted: September 5, 2011
American Experience: Robert E. Lee
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Robert E. Lee in a New Light

NEH funded a film for the PBS American Experience series that examines the life of Robert E. Lee.

Posted: September 5, 2011