NEH in the News
Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, IL has begun work converting their Lincoln School building into a new Mannie Jackson Endowment and Center for the Humanities,” a process assisted by a $250,000 grant frm the NEH. The renovated building will include offices, conference rooms and meeting rooms, and is expected to be finished by late 2015, from The Telegraph.
Gloria Howell, music teacher at Oak Grove Elementary School in Roanoke, VA, will participate in an NEH-funded workshop entitled “On Hallowed Ground: Gettysburg in History and Memory.” The workshop will last one week and will be held in Gettysburg, PA under the guide of Allen C. Guelzo, two-time Lincoln Prize-winning author and former NEH Council member, from the Roanoke Times.
The Pittsylvania County History Research Center and Library in Chatham, VA will host a viewing of the NEH-supported film The Loving Story on June 24. The film depicts the story of Mildred and Richard Loving and their struggle for their marriage to be recognized by state authorities and the Supreme Court, from the Chatham Star-Tribune.
Wendy M. Bergern, social studies teacher at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, NH, will attend a month-long series of workshops, seminars and research excursions at sites related to the American Revolution and the French and Indian War thanks to an NEH grant, from Seacoast Online.
The NEH traveling exhibit “Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation” will be exhibited at the Bell County Museum in Belton, TX until August 11. The exhibit profiles the ‘greatest generation’ – those born between 1909 and 1930 who came of age during World War II – and the changes and accomplishments they brought to US and world history, from the Killeen Daily Herald.
Bryn Mawr College was awarded a one-year $39,650 NEH grant to create a digital archive of the Seven Sisters schools. The Special Collections department at Bryn Mawr will work on compiling and digitizing materials from each of the colleges’ libraries and will start by focusing on the first generation of students from each school, from Technical.ly/Philly.
The National Digital Newspaper Project in Ohio is hard at work digitizing 100,000 pages from 17 historic Ohio newspapers that they will add to the Chronicling America website later this summer. Their work is supported by a joint grant of $248,600 from the NEH and the Library of Congress, from the Toledo Blade.