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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

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
Fair Collections of The Piedmont Interstate Fair.
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50 States of Preservation: Spartanburg County Public Libraries, Spartanburg, SC

Spartanburg County Public Libraries is a leader in the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of historical documents in the region and, as such, plays an important part in preserving its history.

Posted: April 18, 2017
AP U.S. History students at Sunapee Middle High School Library
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NEH Data Challenge Winner: Digital APUSH

Teacher Ray Palin and AP U.S. History Students at Sunapee Middle High School in New Hampshire used the big data in Chronicling America to explore American History and created the site Digital APUSH: Revealing History with Chronicling America.

Posted: April 17, 2017
Snowshoers on Cherry Mountain, NH February 1917.
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50 States of Preservation: The Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, Massachusetts

The Appalachian Mountain Club is the nation’s oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization, established in 1876 to promote exploration and conservation of nearby wilderness areas and, in particular, the pristine White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Posted: April 13, 2017
A volunteer assists a community member in digitizing a photograph.
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Common Heritage 2017 Guidelines and Applicant Webinar

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announces the next competition for the “Common Heritage” program. Awards in this program will bring to light historical records and artifacts currently hidden in family attics and basements across the country and make them digitally available to the wider public and for the public good.

Posted: April 12, 2017
Star Island Oceanic Hotel 1916
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50 States of Preservation: The Star Island Corporation in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helps illuminate and protect seacoast collections at the Celia Thaxter Museum and Vaughn Cottage on New Hampshire's Star Island.

Posted: April 6, 2017
Tim Honztas of Johnny’s, Birmingham, Alabama.
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50 States of Preservation: Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helps the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi preserve oral histories, documentaries, and archives showing the changing cultures of the American South.

Posted: April 5, 2017