The Leominster Public Library in north-central Massachusetts will launch a series of events, discussions and children’s activities centered on hosting the NEH-funded traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” through early October. Activities will include a living history reenactment by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, a ballroom dance, and craft night, from the Sentinel and Enterprise.
Starting on September 9th, Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN will be hosting evening viewings of all four NEH-funded Created Equal documentaries; each film screening will be paired with a civil rights history discussion forum led by history, philosophy, political science and African-American studies scholars, from the Leaf-Chronicle.
The University of Massachusetts at Lowell has received a $160,000 NEH grant to host two one-week workshops for school teachers to study the role Lowell played during the Industrial Revolution. Educators will get hands on learning experience at historic mill sites in the city while also attending lectures and classes, from the Lowell Sun.