PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The leaders of the two federal cultural agencies are meeting with members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation and arts community.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Back in the mid-1700s, Benjamin Franklin spearheaded a lottery at Christ Church to help fund the construction of a steeple and supporting tower.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Belmont professor has received a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a study that seeks to digitally replicate the acoustics of historic...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A detailed account of African-American life in the Northeast during World War II, carefully preserved in the basement of the Connecticut State Library, has been uploaded for a new, modern readership.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Two Indiana University scholars have landed $150,000 in federal funding for a project to update and expand a phone app on Indiana history.
Jennifer Guiliano and Rebecca Shrum are associate professors of history at IUPUI. They'll use their funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project called "Discover Indiana II."
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The support group for the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site has been awarded a $100,000 grant for digital projects from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Cahokia Mounds Museum Society announced the grant Wednesday. Officials will use it to develop a functional prototype of an augmented reality application available for smartphones and other applications and an educational website about Cahokia Mounds.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded over $81,000 to Marshall University Research Corp. to upgrade a website and mobile app that provide information on nearby historical and cultural landmarks.
The program is called Clio after the ancient muse of history and is online at http://www.theclio.com .
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Humanities Council has awarded more than $115,000 in grants to programs across the state, including the Salmon Arts Council and the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The project to restore the Emily Dickinson Museum and its grounds to their state in the mid-19th century when the poet lived there is expanding.
Amherst College, which owns the museum, says the renovations on The Homestead as the house is known, will be undertaken following the acquisition of a neighboring property that will be completed using a $300,000 National Endowment for the Humanities matching grant.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Southern Jewish history soon will no longer remain a discipline limited to a few institutions in the South.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has markers noting a blues trail, a country music trail, a civil rights trail and even an Indian mound trail.
Now, with the dedication of a marker to the late author Eudora Welty, the state is starting a writers trail.
Gov. Phil Bryant and National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jon Parrish Peede dedicated the first marker Monday at Welty's home in Jackson. Some of Welty's relatives also took part in the ceremony.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts living history museum that depicts life in the early 19th century is looking to overhaul the way it presents the past in an effort to stay relevant to a 21st century audience.
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A historically black university in North Carolina has received a $350,000 grant to turn a 1920s-era school for African-American children into a center to tell the stories of those students and others educated at similar schools.
Elizabeth City State University officials say in a news release that National Endowment for the Humanities gave the grant to pay for the renovation of the Rosenwald School building and the Principal's House on the campus.
NEW YORK (AP) — In February 2017, weeks into the Trump administration, the National Endowment for the Humanities was reviewing a list of nominees for the National Humanities Medals, one of the top honors for creative and scholarly achievement. The plan, as in previous years, was to submit names to the White House and await final approval.
But the NEH chairman at the time, William D. Adams, seemed skeptical.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ray Bradbury won over generations of readers to science fiction with "Fahrenheit 451" and other works during a writing career that spanned much of the 20th Century and produced a mountain of manuscripts, correspondence and memorabilia.
That sprawling collection, much of which Bradbury's family donated after his death in 2012 at age 91, is now entering a long-running preservation project at its home on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.
GLENCOE, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Horticultural Society is getting more than $200,000 in federal grant money to protect fragile horticultural records housed at its botanic garden north of the city.
Congressman Brad Schneider — whose district includes Glencoe where the Chicago Botanic Garden is located — says the grant is coming from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Delta Blues Museum is getting $460,000 to help add sound to exhibits about the history and influence of American blues and the music's Mississippi Delta connections.
It's among 199 grants totaling $18.6 million nationwide, announced Monday by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Thirteen, totaling $825,000, are in four Deep South states.
BOSTON (AP) — The history of the Congregational Church is the history of Colonial New England.
Before the birth of the nation and the separation of church and state, the plain Congregational churches that date to the time of the Pilgrims and are found in every community in the region chronicled just about every aspect of life.
Yet that history remains largely scattered and hidden, tucked away in damp, unexplored corners of church buildings from the coast to the mountains.
RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — An Egyptian mummy that's a star attraction at an eastern Indiana college's museum is closer to getting a climate-controlled chamber that will help preserve the ancient relic.
The National Endowment for the Humanities recently awarded Earlham College's Joseph Moore Museum more than $4,600 for design work on the temperature-controlled storage case.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has a chance to get a $100,000 library grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to document Latino contributions to southern Nevada.
University special collections and archives chief Michelle Light says the goal is to trace Hispanic history in the region since Raphael Rivera found Las Vegas' original springs in 1829.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The head of the National Endowment for the Humanities is meeting with cultural groups, encouraging them to apply for federal grants even as President Donald Trump's administration seeks to eliminate the 52-year-old agency.
Acting Chairman Jon Parrish Peede told cultural leaders in Rhode Island on Friday that the NEH is still awarding grants and "arts and humanities matter, period."
PHOENIX (AP) — Federal funding is helping preserve and provide ready access to decades of Arizona history in the form of newspapers.
The state received a $279,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize approximately 100,000 pages of historic newspapers.
That material will be addition to approximately 380,000 pages of newspapers already digitized by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records since 2008.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — When people conjure up an image of a typical Vermont farmer, they most likely think of a middle-age white man on a dairy farm. But the state's farming community is now made up of a more diverse population farming more than just dairy cattle, and the University of Vermont and several partners plan to update that image.
MATEWAN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum has received a $30,000 challenge grant for a project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain in 2021.
The National Endowment for the Humanities announced the grant last week. The museum is located in Matewan.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is receiving a grant to enhance an app created by an associate history professor.
The funding will help further develop the Clio app created by David Trowbridge. The app provides GPS-guided information on historical and cultural landmarks in small towns and large cities across the United States.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A nonprofit group that supports cultural organizations in Illinois plans to open an office in southwestern Illinois this week.
Chicago-based Illinois Humanities, which was founded in 1973, is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The group says it'll open an Edwardsville office at Lewis & Clark Community College's Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities.
NEW YORK (AP) — The new federal spending bill would spare — and even slightly increase — funding for three arts-related agencies that President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating: the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities.
Robert Ekelund, Auburn University
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal act that created public broadcasting is marking its 50th year, but if President Donald Trump has his way it could be a hollow celebration.
Trump's 2018 budget proposal makes him the second president to try to kill funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the first to target the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities as well.
BOSTON (AP) — The heads of five Boston arts museums are pushing back against feared Trump administration cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The museums' directors say in an open letter that the agencies — and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting — help foster knowledge of the arts, create cultural exchanges, generate jobs and tourism, and educate young people.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A history professor at the University of Mississippi will use a fellowship to complete a book about American miners.
Jarod Roll joined the Ole Miss faculty in 2014. He has received a yearlong fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and it begins in August.
A university news release says about 1,300 people applied for a fellowship, and 86 were selected.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The head of the National Endowment for the Humanities is visiting New Mexico to celebrate and study Native American culture.
Chairman William Adams will be touring the School of Advanced Research's Indian Arts Research Center, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Institute of American Indian Arts while in Santa Fe.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Arab American National Museum is updating permanent exhibits to boost representation of immigrants and refugees from a broader range of countries.
The museum based in the heavily Arab Detroit suburb of Dearborn says it's making the changes with a $45,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The facility aims to document recent migration from places such as North Africa that aren't represented in exhibits and programming.