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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

World War I veterans in class in the first forge shop, Idaho Technical Institute
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50 States of Preservation: Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID

The Special Collections of the Eli M. Oboler Library at Idaho State University includes a unique set of materials dating from the mid-19th century to the present--a treasure trove for researchers interested in Idaho and the American West.

Posted: June 27, 2017
Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota.
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50 States of Preservation: Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND

The Plains Art Museum, in Fargo, North Dakota, is one of the upper Midwest’s leading cultural institutions, holding a diverse collection of more than 4,000 works of fine and decorative art, as well extensive Native American and African ethnographic materials.

Posted: June 22, 2017
Drafting class in the Commercial Arts classroom, IAIA.
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50 States of Preservation: Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM

Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Institute of American Indian Arts provides a Native American art and culture-based curriculum to students from across the country.

Posted: June 20, 2017
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum sits on the state line in Bristol TN/VA
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50 States of Preservation: Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, TN

This feature is part of a series we call “50 States of Preservation,” in which we are touring small and mid-sized

Posted: June 15, 2017
Interior view of museum with Lorén Spears
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50 States of Preservation: Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum in Exeter, Rhode Island

Two NEH Preservation Assistance Grants help the Tomaquag Museum preserve artifacts of Native history and culture and engage communities across the nation.

Posted: June 13, 2017
Books from the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library's 60's collection.
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50 States of Preservation: Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Indianapolis, IN

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library was founded in 2011 with the mission to champion, “the legacy of Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut and the principles of free expression, common decency, and peaceful coexistence he advocated.”

Posted: June 8, 2017
Traditional children’s games
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50 States of Preservation: Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives in Honolulu, Hawaii

An NEH Preservation Assistant Grant helps Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives preserve thousands of documents and artifacts related to Hawaiian history.

Posted: June 6, 2017
The crowning of Queen Nicotina at the Charles County Fair, circa 1955.
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50 States of Preservation: Southern Maryland Studies Center at the College of Southern Maryland, in La Plata, MD

Three NEH Preservation Assistance Grants help the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata preserve collections in its Southern Maryland Studies Center spanning 1493 to the present.

Posted: May 31, 2017
Decoration Day Parade (Brownsville, Texas), 1916.
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The Evolution of Memorial Day

The Chronicling America database of historic American newspapers shows the fascinating history of Memorial Day--also known as Decoration Day.

Posted: May 25, 2017
Exterior image of the J. N. Adams Memorial Hospital
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50 States of Preservation: The Museum of disABILITY History in Buffalo, New York

An NEH grant helps New York's Museum of disABILITY History preserve and provide access to the stories of people with disabilities and special needs.

Posted: May 23, 2017