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Grant sWill Help Refurbish Andrew Jackson’s Tennessee Home

December 14, 1990

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Andrew Jackson’s Tennessee home will get some refurbishing and schoolchildren in the Southwest will participate in archaeological digs as a result of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The endowment announced Thursday more than $13.8 million in Challenge Grants to 36 educational and cultural institutions. The money will be matched with more than $49.9 million from non-federal sources.

The endowment is a federal agency that supports education, research, preservation and public programs in the humanities.

Recipients include the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colo., which provides archaeological experiences for youngsters, and The Hermitage, Hermitage, Tenn., which will use the money for renovation of President Jackson’s home.

Other winners include the American Council of Learned Societies, New York City; Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Cambridge, Mass.; New England Foundation for the Humanities, Boston; African Studies Association, Atlanta; and the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Museums receiving awards included the Abigail Adams Smith Museum, New York City; Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury, Vt.; Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum, Berkeley, Calif.; Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Octagon Museum, Washington; Public Museum of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Reynolds House, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester, N.Y.; South Street Seaport Museum, New York City; and Valentine Museum, Richmond, Va.

Four-year colleges among the winners were Austin College, Sherman, Texas; Dana College, Blair, Neb.; Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass.; Hope College, Holland, Mich.; Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Va.; Shimer College, Waukegan, Ill.; and Wheaton College, Norton, Mass.

Universities receiving awards were Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.; Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, N.C.; Memphis State University, Memphis; North Carolina State University, Raleigh; and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Grants also went to these historical institutions: the Amana Heritage Society, Amana, Iowa; Atlanta Historical Society, Atlanta; Bostonian Society, Boston; Dubuque County Historical Society, Dubuque, Iowa; Old Salem, Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Virginia Historical Society, Richmond.

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