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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

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.
Featured Project

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
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.
Featured Project

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