Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

Abbe Museum entrance, Bar Harbor in winter
Featured Project

Greening Maine’s Abbe Museum

The Abbe Museum is one of a growing number of cultural institutions implementing sustainable strategies for preserving their collections.

Posted: August 20, 2014
Poverty Point, aerial photo
Featured Project

Poverty Point: Preservation of a Prehistoric World Heritage Site

The Poverty Point State Historic Site, located in northeastern Louisiana, was recently named by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to its World Heritage List. This is a list of the world’s cultural and natural treasures, properties which are of outstanding value to humanity. Poverty Point is only the 22nd World Heritage site in the United States.

Posted: August 6, 2014
Blood in Topeka
Featured Project

Chronicling America Dispatches: Topeka: Blood in the Newspapers

While working on the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) at the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka, Kansas, an interesting story of violence, intrigue, and…newspaper editors was uncovered.  It shows how hidden gems of historical significance can be found in old newspapers.  And now, thanks to the NDNP and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), a little bit of digging can reveal a wealth of information.

Posted: July 16, 2014
German emigrants for New York embarking on a Hamburg steamer.
Featured Project

Chronicling America’s Historic German Newspapers and the Growth of the American Ethnic Press

This article is the first in a series about the history of the ethnic and foreign language content of “Chronicling America,” a database of historic American newspapers from 1836 to 1922 supported by NEH and the Library of Congress.

Posted: July 1, 2014
Digitization at the Walters Art Museum
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Does NEH Still Support Digitization? Why, Of Course!

This is an article we wouldn’t have thought necessary.  But curiously, misunderstandings seem to be circulating in some of the domains we serve that NEH no longer funds digitizing col

Posted: May 13, 2014
Participants building skills at a workshop on arsenic testing in Minnesota.
Featured Project

Preservation Week 2014: Education and Training

Every year, Preservation Week is a wonderful opportunity for agencies, cultural heritage institutions, and the public to come together.

Posted: April 27, 2014
Grand Army of the Republic Post, Cazenovia, NY, c. 1900
Featured Project

Preservation and Access: Military History

From colonial times, through the Revolution and Civil War, into the tumultuous 20th century, and right up to the present, wars have shaped the history of our nation in many ways.&

Posted: April 8, 2014
Photograph of a man plowing a field in Colorado
Featured Project

Agricultural Literature and Rural Life

“Agriculture . . . is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness” —Thomas Jefferson

Posted: March 14, 2014