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October 11, 2016

Grant Writing Workshop with the Montana History Foundation

These workshops build capacity in Montana's rural arts and cultural nonprofits and allow them to compete effectively for grant dollars from multiple sources.

October 8, 2016

Kansas City Veterans Writing Workshop

The Workshop is free and lunch will be provided at no cost. Please register at least one week prior to workshop.

October 7, 2016

Sheridan County Historical Society Photo Preservation

The public is invited to learn about a yearlong project to preserve, catalog, and index 2,500 school and alumni photographs from Northwest Kansas in the 19th and 20th centuries.

September 22, 2016

Grant Writing Workshop with the Montana History Foundation

These workshops build capacity in Montana's rural arts and cultural nonprofits and allow them to compete effectively for grant dollars from multiple sources.

September 15, 2016

Common Heritage: Sheboygan's Historic Connections (Mead Public Library, Sheboygan, WI)

Mead Public Library hosts the History of Sheboygan series, presented by Beth Dippel, Director of the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center. 

September 11, 2016

Family Stories: How and Why to Remember and Tell Them

Storytelling connects strangers, strengthens links between generations, and gives children the self-knowledge to carry them through hard times. Knowledge of family history has even been linked to better teen behavior and mental health.

August 18, 2016

Common Heritage: Sheboygan's Infrastructure: From its Scenic Parks to its Fire Department (Mead Public Library, Sheboygan, WI)

Mead Public Library hosts the History of Sheboygan series, presented by Beth Dippel, Director of the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center.

August 13, 2016

Hands-on History: Visions from the Past Family Day

How do historians use primary sources to figure out what happened in the past? Children will have the opportunity to handle vintage letters or postcards and get creative trying to figure out what the people who sent them might have looked like or how they might have lived.

July 30, 2016

In the Kitchen with Laura

 In the Kitchen With Laura mixes stories and information about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life with food history and hands on cooking. It’s the 1930s and we find ourselves in Laura’s kitchen as she’s dealing with all the food coming in from a bountiful summer garden.

July 27, 2016

Veterans Book Group 2016: VA Medical and Regional Office Center

Veterans Book Groups create an opportunity for veterans to explore books, poetry, articles, and short stories, with the goal of fostering camaraderie and a safe space to reflect and share ideas and questions. This series is open to any former Service Member who served in a combat theater.

July 21, 2016

Common Heritage: First Familes of Sheboygan: Those Who Built the City (Mead Public Library, Sheboygan, WI)

Mead Public Library hosts the History of Sheboygan series, presented by  Beth Dippel, Director of the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center.

July 16, 2016

Dutch Oven Cooking Centennial

Wyoming people embrace outdoor camping. This experience can be enhanced with the incorporation of a meal made using a Dutch oven. Jessica Flock explores the history and culture of Dutch oven cooking in this interactive presentation.

July 16, 2016

Common Heritage: Sheboygan's Main Streets: Center Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, and 8th Street (Mead Public Library, Sheboygan, WI)

History of Sheboygan series, presented by Beth Dippel, executive director of the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center, on the third Thursday, April through September, at Mead Public Libra

July 15, 2016

Common Heritage: Seneca Veterans Pow Wow (Seneca Nation of Indians, Salamanca, NY)

The two-day event will allow community members to come to our digital booth to scan and copy photos.

June 18, 2016

Common Heritage: Community History Harvest (Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI)

We will be recording oral histories and digitizing old photos, scrapbooks, letters, and other materials related to the history of Oceana County, Michigan.

June 18, 2016

Common Heritage: Community Scanning Day (Troy University, Troy, AL)

Area residents are invited to bring up to 12 items of family history to be scanned. The Wiregrass Archives will upload the scans with index information to Alabama Mosaic.

June 18, 2016

Common Heritage: Scan Day (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH)

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives is asking the community to help preserve rock and roll history!

June 11, 2016

Common Heritage: Uncommon Quilts Exhibition and Digitization Event (Montclair Historical Society, Montclair, NJ)

On June 11 at 10 AM textile conservation expert Alison Castaneda presents a Quilt Preservation Workshop.

June 4, 2016

Common Heritage: Preserving Your Family Archives Workshop (Troy University, Troy, AL)

Dana Chandler, presenter, discusses storage supplies, environmental conditions, reducing damage risks, and other solutions to physical preservation and storage of family historical materials.

May 21, 2016

Common Heritage: African American Genealogical Research in Alabama (Troy University, Troy, AL)

The Wiregrass Common Heritage Project will host a workshop on African American Genealogical Research in Alabama.

May 21, 2016

Common Heritage: Fishing Heritage Digitizing Day (New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, New Bedford, MA)

Fishing community members are invited to bring photographs, documents and/or artifacts reflecting their fishing heritage.

May 21, 2016

Common Heritage: Family Treasures (Museum of Chinese in America, New York, NY)

Wonder how to keep your grandma’s teacup in tact? What about your uncle’s family album or sister’s ticket stubs?

May 19, 2016

Common Heritage: Sheboygan's Lakefront and Riverfront, A City Defined by Water (Mead Public Library, Sheboygan, WI)

Mead Public Library is sponsoring this program. Beth Dippel, Director of the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center, is the presenter.

May 17, 2016

Common Heritage: Franco-American Veterans: Heritage of Service (University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME)

On Tuesday, May 17, at 7pm, Mary Rice DeFosse will give an overview of Franco-American participation in the military, focussing on personal stories from World War I. Ms.

May 14, 2016

Common Heritage: Community History Digitization Project (Clearwater Public Library, Clearwater, FL)

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Clearwater Public Library System will digitize historical documents, photographs, and artifacts held by residents of the city.

May 14, 2016

Common Heritage: Digitization Day at the Artesia Library (South Asian American Digital Archive, Philadelphia, PA)

SAADA (the South Asian American Digital Archive) hosts a digitization event for family photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, home movies, and more in Artesia, CA.

May 11, 2016

I’ll Fly Away: A Sojourn through Poetry and Spirituals

This interactive presentation covers the sometimes hidden meanings of specific spirituals and poems, including how the art helped people cope as they were transported from another culture. During the discussion, audience members can learn how to connect directly with the tradition of spirituals in their local community.

May 11, 2016

Common Heritage: The Struggle for Equality in an Abolition City (Knox College Library, Galesburg, IL)

A lecture given by historian Matthew Norman will focus on African Americans in Galesburg, Illinois from the mid-nineteenth to the early 20th centuries.

May 10, 2016

Common Heritage: Industry Antiques Road Show (New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, New Bedford, MA)

Join us for a sneak peak at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center (opening to the public on June 25th).

April 30, 2016

History in your Backyard

“So many stories, all changing by the minute, all swirling and braiding and weaving and spinning and stitching themselves one to another,” writes Brian Doyle in the novel Mink River. These words could just as well apply to LLyn De Danaan’s book Katie Gale: A Coast Salish Woman’s Life on Oyster Bay, about a pioneering Native woman whose extraordinary life swayed wildly between triumphs and tragedies. The book forms the foundation of her Speakers Bureau talk “History in your Backyard,” a discussion of how she discovered this local history and how chance, perseverance, and interpretive storytelling can lead you to find fascinating history in your own community. Her talk shows the people and the artifacts that helped “stitch” Gales story together, and helps guide you in uncovering your own "backyard" tale.

April 30, 2016

Common Heritage: Preservation Workshop: Sharing Your Family History in the 21st Century (Oyster Bay Historical Society, Oyster Bay, NY)

Participants in the workshop will learn best practices for creating a digital archive of their personal and family collections.

April 23, 2016

Common Heritage: Amache Digitization Day (Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA)

The Anthropological Studies Center at Sonoma State University is launching the Amache Digitization Project.

April 21, 2016

Common Heritage: Queens Memory (Museum of Chinese in America, New York, NY)

MOCA and Queens Library present Living Memory: The Culture and Heritage of Chinese New Yorkers.

April 21, 2016

Common Heritage: Sheboygan, Its First Fifty Years (Mead Public Library, Sheboygan WI)

Mead Public Library hosts the Sheboygan History series, presented by Beth Dippel, Directory of the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center.

April 19, 2016

Common Heritage: Living Memory: Screening of Lucky with Danielle Chang (Museum of Chinese in America, New York, NY)

MOCA and Queens Library present Living Memory: The Culture and Heritage of Chinese New Yorkers.

April 16, 2016

Common Heritage: Spotlight on North Texas (University of North Texas, Denton, TX)

The University of North Texas Libraries and Texas Archive of the Moving Image are collaborating to save Denton County's motion picture history.

April 16, 2016

Common Heritage: Preserving Community Collections: The Oyster Bay Historical Society Documents a Congregation's Cultural Heritage (Oyster Bay Historical Society, Oyster Bay, NY)

The Oyster Bay Historical Society hosts a day-long event to digitize the cultural heritage collections of the Hood African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

April 14, 2016

Reading Home: Letters from Iraq and Afghanistan

This panel discussion will address the experience of receiving mail from the home front while participating in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Kristin G. Kelly of the English Department at the University of North Georgia-Gainesville will moderate the discussion with veterans of the long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

April 11, 2016

Reconstructing Curriculum: Classroom/Teaching

Unconscious prejudice can subtly influence our attitudes and behaviors. It inhibits our ability to authentically connect with students and can impede our effectiveness as educators. In these important sessions, you’ll develop a profound awareness of your own unconscious bias and help your students’ hidden stories be brought to light.

April 10, 2016

Common Heritage: Antique Speak (Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center, Christiansburg, VA)

Antique Speak is an informational presentation about recognizing and preserving family and community heirlooms.

March 29, 2016

For the Love of Words: Poetry, Prose and the Creative Writing Process

Twyla M. Hansen, Nebraska's State Poet -- Creative writing is a process that thrives on practice. This writing workshop focuses on the creative process for both poetry and short prose. Twyla will use readings of her own and others writing, along with guided writing exercises, to create an interactive and supportive workshop.

March 29, 2016

Should we teach Shakespeare in the 21st century? A Professional Development Workshop for Teachers

Presenters:  Dr. Kay Sato, Director of Hutton House Lectures, LIU Post, Dr. John Lutz, English Dept. LIU Post, and Dr. Lynne Manouvrier, Director of Gifted and Talented Program, School of Education, LIU Post.

March 19, 2016

Common Heritage: State of the Nation (Seneca Nation of Indians, Salamanca, NY)

Seneca Nation community heritage materials digitization event.

March 19, 2016

Common Heritage: Parramore History Harvest (University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL)

Share Stories, Photos, and Memories of Everyday Life In Parramore

March 18, 2016

Spanish Colonial Foodways

Food is more than the stuff of life; it is an important part of our heritage and culture that defines us as a people. How do we know what we know about food in colonial Florida? Cathy Parker demonstrates for her audience how information from the written historical record, together with evidence from the archaeological record, has answered this question time after time – giving us a more complete picture, for example, of early life in la Florida. She shows that careful comparison of archaeological evidence – in the form of bones, shells, and burned seeds; with appropriate documentary evidence – in the form of letters, inventories, requisitions, and church records – is very much like solving a mystery or a puzzle.

March 1, 2016

America's History, People and Culture on Postage Stamps

Bob Ferguson by using a large-screen TV, Ferguson displays high-resolution images of postage stamps commemorating the Civil War, the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam. Featured in each period are military heroes of various ethnic backgrounds; future presidents, actors and sports legends who served; organizations created by and for veterans; and memorials to honor the dead. He also presents stamps that showcase the history of the American flag and other patriotic symbols and ideas.

February 28, 2016

The Power of Story: A Conversation about the Death Penalty

Why is the issue of capital punishment so divisive? Are Americans aware of the complexities of the issue? Capital punishment, more than any other public issue, has given rise to considerable differences of opinion in U.S. society. When a moratorium on executions in Washington state was announced in February 2014 by Governor Jay Inslee, it sparked a national debate about capital punishment.

February 23, 2016

Family Diversity: Past, Present, and Future

What do we envision when we hear “American family?” How is the definition of ‘family’ changing and why? Whether nuclear, step, foster, extended, transnational, adoptive, or informal, American families are more diverse than ever. The structures of families are changing. Families, now more than ever, are influenced by other social and cultural shifts, such as the rise of single parent households, divorce, opting for cohabitation over marriage, and same-sex marriage. Each of these new definitions of family is rooted in broader economic and social changes that are underway in the U.S. and around the world.

February 10, 2016

I’ll Fly Away: A Sojourn through Poetry and Spirituals

What connections, what traditions could help people cope with being forcibly transported from one continent to another? The literary and artistic forms of spirituals and poetry not only tied communities together socially and artistically during slavery, but also continue to enrich the multicultural fabric of our state today through the work of contemporary African-American poets, musicians and artists. Award-winning poet, performer and distinguished scholar Gloria Burgess explores the rich, beautiful heritage of spirituals and poetry from the African-American tradition in a spirited sojourn through words and music.

January 24, 2016

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.

January 21, 2016

We Dig History! Educator Open House

 "We Dig History!" invites participants to learn how to excavate in our mock dig boxes and explore Utah's diverse railroad history by uncovering and researching a variety of artifacts.


 



 

December 6, 2015

The Muslim Experience in Baltimore

The City of Baltimore faced a period of unprecedented unrest last spring following the death of Freddie Gray. What role can the museum play in the contemporary conversation about race and diversity? This panel discussion, moderated by Homayra Ziad, scholar of Islam at the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies, opens an important conversation about the intersection of race and the public discourse on Islam and Muslims.

December 1, 2015 to December 2, 2015

Openlab Workshop Unconference

Free and open to the public, the Unconference and Ignite talks will provide a forum to share insights and perspectives on the Openlab Concept and help frame the discussions of the formal planning workshop that will conclude the event on December 2, 2015.  This planning workshop will bring together participants invited from a cross-section of organizations, scholars, GLAM and humanities practitioners, and members of the public to consider the tactics, goals, and underlying vision of the Openlab Concept.

November 8, 2015

The Seven Tongues of Flame: Ireland’s Easter Rebellion of 1916

In this inspirational presentation, musician and historian Hank Cramer will share how visionary poets achieved a goal that no military commander before them had been able to accomplish. Their victory was later commemorated in the popular ballad, “The Foggy Dew.”

October 13, 2015

Poets Shannan Ballam & Star Coulbrooke Visit Weber State University

Poets Shanan Ballam and Star Coulbrooke will share and discuss their work at Weber State University.

September 27, 2015

19th Century Landmark Treasures of Noho

On this one-hour walking tour of the Noho Historic District, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks. The tour begins at the 1832 Merchant’s House and within a few blocks traces 100 years of social, economic and technological changes in New York during the 19th century, from a residential enclave for the wealthy merchant families of Old New York to a center of manufacturing and busy cultural center.

September 7, 2015

Spark! Poetry Writing & Recitation Competition for High-School Students

Clark County high school students in grades 9 – 12 are invited to submit original poems for the Vegas Valley Book Festival 2015 Spark! Poetry Writing & Recitation Competition by Sept. 30, which is modeled after the national Poetry Out Loud competition and the Scholastic Writing competition.  High school students will have the opportunity to recite their own poetry during the Vegas Valley Book Festival on Saturday, Oct. 17. The first-place prize is $300. The second-place winner will receive $200, and the third-place prize is $100.  Students will be asked to present three original poems to be judged by a panel consisting of poets, authors, educators and other community members. Panelists will use scoring guidelines to assign numerical values to the evaluation criteria.

August 19, 2015

“Family Stories: How and Why to Remember & Tell Them”

 Workshop to help people gather information about their family histories.

August 17, 2015

Spark! Poetry Writing & Recitation Competition for High-School Students

Entries open June 1 for Spark! Poetry Writing & Recitation Competition for High-School Students, with a submission deadline of September 30, 2015.  Clark County high school students in grades 9 – 12 are invited to submit original poems for the Vegas Valley Book Festival 2015 Spark!

August 8, 2015

"American Indian Music: Even More than Drums and Flutes," Scott Prinzing

This presentation looks at the history and development of Indian music from the traditional to the contemporary and explores a broad spectrum of American Indian music ranging from blues to folk, country to gospel, and heavy metal to hip-hop. You may be surprised by how many of your favorite musicians are American Indians.

July 10, 2015

Preservation of the Dress Collection

Learn about a multi-month project to catalog, photograph, label, and preserve the historical society's collection of wedding dresses, Halloween Queen gowns, and early 1900s dresses.

July 1, 2015

How We Survive: North Dakota Conversations

Presented by humanities scholars and author-survivors of childhood abuse, "How We Survive" engages multiple disciplines to consider one of life's most pressing questions: how do we survive the struggles we face, as individuals, families, and cultures?

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.

July 12, 2012

Special Walking Tour: 19th Century Landmark Treasures of Noho

The tour will feature stories of famous as well as infamous residents and builders of these landmarks and the renowned architects who designed them. Stops will include Colonnade Row, the DeVinne Press Building, Astor Library, The Cooper Union, and the Bayard-Condict Building.

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.