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WORKSHOP

June 21, 2015 to June 27, 2015

Appalachian Young Writers' Workshop

The Appalachian Young Writers' Workshop (AYWW) is a seven-day residential writing workshop for rising 10th, 11th, 12th graders, and graduating seniors.

June 20, 2015

A Story of Service Throughout the Years

This event supports "The 1011th -A Story of Service Throughout the Years," a project to collect and preserve the images of veterans who served with the 1011th Quartermaster Company, US Army Reserve, during deployments to Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

June 18, 2015

The Things They Carried Home

Public workshop, led by a preservation consultant, aimed at helping veterans and their families preserve material related to military service.

May 22, 2015

Lincoln on the Civil War

"Lincoln on the Civil War" is a four-part reading and discussion series facilitated by John Schmeelk.  During this fourth session, participants will be discussing: Cooper Union Speech, 1860, Speech at Independence Hall 1861, First Anaugural Address, 1861.

May 6, 2015

Defending Your Voice: Teaching Soldiers How to Tell Their Stories

For the past year, author Shawn Wong, along with a team of teachers in the Red Badge Project, has been teaching veterans at Joint Base Lewis-McChord how to construct the stories of their lives in writing. Through the project, soldiers are able to translate and articulate their lives away from home, their experiences and their traumas to themselves, their families and a wider audience.

April 26, 2015

Carson City Symphony Pre-Concert Talk, Flute and Harp

Music Director/Conductor David Bugli and guest soloists Sally Turk, flute, and Michael Langham, harp, will discuss the lives, history, and cultural context of the composers.  The pre-concert talk will include discussion and demonstration of the evolution and mechanics of the flute and harp. The pre-concert conversation is provided free of charge.

February 12, 2015

Understanding Racism through Historical & Contemporary Documents

A reading and discussion series for teens exploring the origins of racism to accompany an exhibit by artist Frohawk Two Feathers.

February 7, 2015

"A Black Homesteader's Struggle"

Philip Burgess uses his poetry and storytelling skills to describe a black family's experience as early settlers in the Missouri River valley of eastern Montana. Seeking refuge from the lynch-mob racism of the post-civil war South, they found dignity and independence on a beautiful and isolated homestead.

February 7, 2015

"A Black Homesteader's Struggle"

Philip Burgess uses his poetry and storytelling skills to describe a black family's experience as early settlers in the Missouri River valley of eastern Montana. Seeking refuge from the lynch-mob racism of the post-civil war South, they found dignity and independence on a beautiful and isolated homestead.

January 29, 2015

Ration to Fashion

Presented by Marla Day, Curator at Kansas State University's Textile Museum.  During WWII, war restrictions on clothing led to the "Make Do & Mend" campaign. Learn how homemakers were encouraged to recycle clothing due to fabric shortages.

January 16, 2015

Care and Digitization of Photographs

See the results of a multi-month project to organize, digitize, and archive 500 photographs of Herington from the late 1800s to 1920.

December 13, 2014

READ from the START (Pre-K)

Read from the Start participants will read and discuss children's books, explore extension activities, and review the role of the parent/caregiver in a child's language development.

December 4, 2014

Nebraska's Musical Smorgasbord: Music from Various Ethnic Groups in Nebraska

Explore the rich diversity of folk music that has been a part of Nebraska's history from the time it was a territory to the present day.

November 17, 2014

Rachel Carson and the Music of the Spheres

This presentation explores the music in Carson's background and writing, and explores why music reflects her love of the natural world. Included are brief readings from Carson's work and a sampling of musical excerpts from works cited in Carson's writings.

October 27, 2014

Book Voyagers "The World Around Us"

Sessions will explore multi-cultural books and stories.

October 10, 2014

Sharing Patterns, Sharing Lives: Kansas Quilt Workshop

Learn about Kansas quilts from the early 20th century and the unique collaborations that sparked "the Emporia, Kansas phenomenon" and some of the finest quilts of the 20th century.

August 24, 2014

Mapping the Merrimack: A Frontier Adventure into Uncharted Territory 1630-1725

The program describes some of the early survey techniques and cartography and is illustrated with the maps of the period.

July 19, 2014

Literary Walking Tour of Mt. Vernon

 Follow in the footsteps of the many famous authors, poets, and editors who sojourned in Baltimore’s cultural hub.

July 12, 2014

Pennsylvania German Music, Dance and Instruments

Through dance, songs and stories, audiences explore the traditions of Pennsylvania German music and dance.

July 8, 2014

Community Conversation for Kids

This conversation invites children and families to discuss the value of friendship and the ways in which cooperation can help us persevere in the face of daunting odds.

June 28, 2014

Homemade Music in Pennsylvania

Long before we learned how to download music from the Internet, people in Pennsylvania knew how to make music out of whatever raw materials were available.

June 26, 2014

Banjos, Bones, and Ballads

Traditional songs, rich in local history and a sense of place, present the latest news from the distant past.

May 27, 2014

Urban Indians: Native American Writers of the 1990s - "Reservation Blues" by Sherman Alexie

From the TALK series, Urban Indians: Native American Writers of the 1990s. Discussion Leader: Gene Chavez.

January 28, 2014

"Ask an Expert" Websites

Louise Lippincott, Chief Curator of Fine Arts, Carnegie Museum of Art will lead the NEH Google+ Hangout on Websites, presenting on her experiences building the website and online archive for the NEH-supported exhibition Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story.

December 11, 2013

NEH Google+ Hangout on Digital Humanities

Watch a live interview with University of Richmond President Dr. Edward L. Ayers and his colleagues in the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab.

November 11, 2013

Veterans' Voices

Texas Veterans' Voices and Humanities Texas invite veterans, their loved ones, and the public to participate in group readings of classical texts on Veterans Day.

October 8, 2013

Coming Home: A Book Group for Combat Veterans

Veteran Programming.  The group will read a modern translation of The Odyssey, the timeless story of challenges faced by a Soldier returning home from the war.

August 9, 2012

NEH and Disaster Preparedness and Response

Congressional briefing on NEH and disaster preparedness and relief.

May 22, 2012

NEH on the Web: Online Resources for K-12 Education in the Humanities

Congressional staff members, both in DC and district offices, join NEH staff for a webinar to explore NEH-funded, web-based educational resources available for teachers, tutors, parents, and homeschooling families.

May 4, 2012

NEH on the Web: Online Resources for K-12 Education in the Humanities

Congressional staff members, both in DC and district offices, join NEH staff for a webinar to explore NEH-funded, web-based educational resources.

April 11, 2012

A Heartland Congressional Workshop

NEH Congressional Affairs and the Smithsonian Institution cohost a breakfast workshop for Congressional staff on NEH On the Road.

December 13, 2011

Holiday Hill Workshop

The Congressional Affairs Office hosts a workshop to introduce new Congressional staff members to the inner workings of the NEH.