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Featured Projects: Federal/State Partnership

Overflow crowd at Colorado Humanities' High Plains Chautauqua
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Humanities' secret mission: creating safe places to talk

The shared study of all the humanities disciplines builds bridges across aisles that have worn into chasms. "It’s the secret mission of all our programming," I told Edie Manza during Colorado Humanities' recent self-assessment and review site visit. “We create safe places for difficult conversations.”

Posted: June 4, 2013
Veterans Voices event poster
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Group Readings give Veterans a Voice in Texas

This Memorial Day, Humanities Texas will welcome veterans, their family and friends, and the general public to participate in group readings of ancient Greek texts at the Byrne-Reed House.

Posted: May 24, 2013
Jim Leach and Carole Watson with 10 new council executives
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Federal/State Partnership hosts ten new state humanities council executives

The often annual new EDs orientation hosted by Federal/State Partnership and the Federation of State Humanities Councils gives those of us in Federal/State Partnership the opportunity to get acquainted with the new executives, to introduce them to the staff and work of NEH, to talk about ways we partner with the councils, and to provide a setting for brainstorming and good conversation. One of our goals is to create a cadre of directors who will come to know each other well as friends and colleagues.

Posted: May 14, 2013
Black and White Photographic Portrait of Thomas Wolfe
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Lecture on Thomas Wolfe brings cross-council collaboration

Cross-country collaboration brings the state humanities councils in Idaho and North Carolina together to help celebrate the work of Thomas Wolfe.

Posted: May 9, 2013
Utah and Colorado suffrage leaders
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Utah Humanities Council honors Utah's women

Utah's women have lived up to Eleanor Roosevelt's comment that, "A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."

Posted: March 28, 2013
Bryan Doerries of Outside the Wire
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Outside the Wire returns to Maine

April 2013 brings the return of the acclaimed theater company Outside the Wire to Maine for a riveting piece of theater on a critical issue.

Posted: March 26, 2013
Viva Florida 500 Official Anniversary Poster
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Viva Florida: Celebrating 500 years of Florida history

The Florida Humanities Council celebrates 500 years of history helping Floridians explore their state's story from the arrival of the Spanish through today!

Posted: February 15, 2013
For All the World to Hear performers
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For All the World to Hear in Maryland

A Maryland Humanities Council supported project brings ten Baltimore-area senior citizens to the stage this February to tell and perform personal stories of their involvement in the struggle for civil rights.

Posted: January 30, 2013
African Americans working in a train dining car
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"All Aboard" in Oregon

A new exhibit, supported by Oregon Humanities, remembers the lives of Portland's African American railroad workers.

Posted: January 22, 2013
Anderson Seniors 1948, Lost Photos of Joplin
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Missouri's Storm Country: Recovery and Relief for Joplin

Following the catastrophic damage caused by an E-5 tornado in the town of Joplin, Missouri, numerous organizations sought ways to help those affected by the tornado.

Posted: January 11, 2013