Sioux Falls, SD will be hosting its first meeting of veterans participating in the NEH-supported “Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War” initiative on November 20 at the Oak View Branch Library. The meetings are designed to encourage and teach veterans in documenting their war experiences and will continue through March. At the end of the initiative, these veterans’ stories will be compiled and published, from the Argus Leader.
The Baltimore Museum of Art will be reopening its Merrick Historic Entrance and the Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing on November 23 after extensive renovations funded in part by the NEH. Returning to display will be the BAM’s collection of American art and objects, most dating from 1760 to 1960, from Art Fix Daily.
The main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library in Louisville, KY is hosting the free traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and Civil War” through January 5 thanks to an NEH grant. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on November 19. On December 3, Professor Jasmine Farrier of the University of Louisville will present a talk “A House Divided: The Constitutional Separation of Powers and the Civil War," from the Courier-Journal.
The South Dakota State Historical Society is using a two-year federal grant totaling $300,000 to digitize 100 rolls of microfilm from newspapers published before 1922. The digitized SD newspapers will eventually be uploaded to the NEH-Library of Congress “Chronicling America” website, from the Associated Press.
The Brigham City Library in Utah will be hosting a discussion session this month of The Things They Carried – author Tim O’Brien’s series of Vietnam War short stories – as part of the NEH Standing Together initiative, from the Standard Examiner.