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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 25, 2017
Exterior image of the J. N. Adams Memorial Hospital
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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
Fourth graders in Ottawa in the Depot's one-room schoolhouse.
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50 States of Preservation: Franklin County Historical Society in Ottawa, KS

Located in the town of Ottawa, the Franklin County Historical Society is an important custodian of local history for this part of northeast Kansas.

Posted: May 18, 2017
Portrait, Clara Bow
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New Guidelines for Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Program Now Available

NEH’s Division of Preservation and Access welcomes applications for its Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) grant program, with a deadline of July 20, 2017.

Posted: May 16, 2017
An early view of the L.C. Bates Museum building c. 1911.
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50 States of Preservation: L.C. Bates Museum in Fairfield, ME

Located in the small town of Fairfield, Maine, the L.C. Bates Museum has a unique history.

Posted: May 16, 2017
1871 plan of the borough of Downingtown.
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50 States of Preservation: Chester County Archives and Records Services in West Chester, PA

The Chester County Archives and Records Services contains extensive records on the history of the region around West Chester, PA.

Posted: May 11, 2017
Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), 2401 Central Avenue, Kearney, Nebraska.
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50 States of Preservation: Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney, Nebraska

The Museum of Nebraska Art maintains its collection of over 6,000 objects that tell the story of Nebraska from the early 19th century to the present day, and includes photographs by Nebraska native Wright Morris, the recipient of three Guggenheim Fellowships for photography, and works by Harlem Renaissance painter Aaron Douglas, who graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1922.

Posted: May 4, 2017
Mary Cassatt, In the Opera Box #3, 1880, Aquatint Etching on paper, 7.75 x 7 in.
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50 States of Preservation: The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH

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

Posted: May 2, 2017
Students and teacher enjoy curriculum-based program in One-room Schoolhouse.
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50 States of Preservation: The Yellowstone Gateway Museum in Livingston, MT

The Yellowstone Gateway Museum maintains a collection of 50,000 artifacts, photographs, archival materials, and oral histories all related to the history of the region of Livingston, Montana and surrounding Yellowstone National Park.

Posted: April 26, 2017
A memorial to an Rock Island, Illinois, soldier who died in World War I
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NEH Data Challenge Winner: America's Public Bible

America's Public Bible: Biblical Quotations in U.S. Newspapers, an NEH Data Challenge-winning site by Lincoln Mullen, shows how thousands of biblical verses were used over nearly a century in the 56 billion words of text in Chronicling America.

Posted: April 24, 2017