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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

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 22, 2018
U.S. postage stamp
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Cinco de Mayo: Margaritas? Independence? Cultural Identity? It’s Complicated.

Learn about Cinco de Mayo and so much more in Chronicling America, the open-access database of hi

Posted: May 4, 2018
American Indian Center
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Common Heritage Update: NEH Continues Support for Community Archives in 2018

NEH expands its support for community-focused archives projects through 23 new grants that will begin in January 2018.

Posted: December 14, 2017
"Christmas Morning in the Nursery"
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A Wishbone Gift and the Cranberry’s Rights: Celebrating the Holidays with Chronicling America

We took a look in Chronicling America, the open access database of historic newspapers created by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress, to find out what Americans in past times did, and how they saw themselves, during the winter holidays.

Posted: December 12, 2017
Gallery talk with Julie J. Thomson, curator of Begin to See: The Photographers o
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50 States of Preservation: Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center in Asheville, NC

Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center in Asheville preserves Black Mountain College’s history of fostering important artistic collaborations and experimentation in new educational methods.

Posted: December 5, 2017
Visitors looking at the Richard Bong Center's newest display, a mock WWI trench.
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50 States of Preservation: The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior, WI

The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, in Superior, Wisconsin, is a remarkable resource for enriching understanding of military history from World War II to the present.

Posted: November 9, 2017
Thistle Cottage in summer
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50 States of Preservation: Muhlenberg County Public Libraries, Greenville, Kentucky

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant is helping Muhlenberg County Public Libraries preserve and provide better access to coal country and local history collections at Thistle Cottage.

Posted: September 27, 2017
Embroidered jacket from Jack's Place in Avalon, New Jersey,1970s
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50 States of Preservation: New Jersey State Library in Trenton, New Jersey

An NEH grant supports the disaster planning and emergency management activities of the New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response.

Posted: September 19, 2017
Display case
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50 States of Preservation: The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois

Thanks in part to NEH, the Swenson Center will continue to ensure that an important chapter of American immigration history can be effectively studied and understood.

Posted: August 31, 2017
Quilt square, part of a quilt belonging to the Manderson Women’s Sewing Club
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50 States of Preservation: Oglala Lakota College in Kyle, South Dakota

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helps Oglala Lakota College preserve archival materials used by Pine Ridge Reservation students, educators, and community members to experience and connect with their own history locally.

Posted: August 24, 2017