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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

Historical Agricultural News web site
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NEH Data Challenge Winner: Historical Agricultural News

Historical Agricultural News, an NEH Data Challenge-winning site by Amy Giroux, Marcy Galbreath, and Nathan Giroux, uses the big data in Chronicling America as a gateway into understanding farming communities, organizations, and practices, and family histories.

Posted: February 2, 2017
Flagler Museum Drawing Room
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50 States of Preservation: The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida

Five NEH Preservation Assistance Grants have helped the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida preserve historically significant materials from America's Gilded Age for the public.

Posted: January 30, 2017
Prints from the inaugurations of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
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Read All About It: Early Newspaper Accounts of Presidential Inaugurations

For the past few decades Presidential Inaugurations have been large and grand affairs, however, earlier inauguration ceremonies were not always so large and grand, or even dignified.  Historic newspapers are one of the best sources of information we have on how citizens have observed presidential inaugurations in the past.

Posted: January 17, 2017
Cover of Puck, November 25, 1903
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Holiday Foodways

As the holidays approach, our thoughts turn to family and food.

Posted: December 21, 2016
1928 map of Portland Maine and Some Places Thereabout.
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Historical Atlas of Maine Wins Major Awards!

Opening the pages of the Historical Atlas of Maine one can’t but marvel at the state’s rich history – at once integral to the growth of the United States as a nation, at the same time uniquely local, a rugged and remote land that evokes a powerful sense of place and that has supported diverse populations throughout its history.

Posted: October 28, 2016
Leanne Hinton works with Havasupai consultants in 1965.
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World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

The audiovisual preservation community designates October 27 to recognize the preservation challenges that face the preservation of sound and moving image media. Learn more about NEH support for audiovisual preservation.

Posted: October 26, 2016
The main buildings of the Monhegan Museum and Light House
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Sustainability in Practice: Preventive Conservation at the Monhegan Historical and Cultural Museum

The Monhegan Historical and Cultural Museum demonstrates how site and collections specific risk assessment, funded through the Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant program (guidelines now available!) can benefit cultural institutions of all sizes.

Posted: October 19, 2016
Portrait montage
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Tune In Tuesdays: StoryCorps

Sixty-seven thousand interviews, spanning 44,000 hours, containing over 100,000 voices – and counting.  These are among the raw estimates for one of the nation’s largest collections of recorded memories, StoryCorps.

Posted: September 27, 2016
Integration at Ole Miss
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Tune In Tuesdays: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage, founded in 1971, collects oral histories documenting Mississippi’s history of slavery, disfranchisement, white supremacy, segregation, and violence, and the development of black activism.

Posted: September 20, 2016
Leo Sarkisian recording in Ghana, ca. 1966
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Tune In Tuesdays: Music Time in Africa

Recordings from the VOA radio program “Music Time in Africa” (MTiA), the oldest and longest-running English-language radio program devoted to African music.

Posted: September 13, 2016