[Libs-Or] Grants for Civil War Exhibit and Programming

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Wed Jan 12 15:13:44 PST 2011

I thought you might be interested in two articles in today's American Libraries Direct, ALA's e-newsletter.

Apply by May 5 to host “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” traveling exhibition
"...Two hundred sites will be selected to host the 1,000 square foot exhibition for a period of six weeks each from September 2011 through May 2015. Each site will receive a $750 grant to support expenses related to exhibition programming.  Participating institutions are expected to present at least two free public programs featuring a lecture or discussion by a qualified scholar on exhibition themes.  All showings of the exhibition must be free and open to the public.  Eligible institutions include but are not limited to public, research and special libraries; historical societies; museums; civic, community and heritage organizations; and institutes of higher learning..."
     <http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/apply-may-5-host-lincoln-constitution-and-civil-war-traveling-exhibition> http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/apply-may-5-host-lincoln-constitution-and-civil-war-traveling-exhibition

Apply by April 19 to receive “Let’s Talk About It: The Civil War” program grant
"...In June, 50 public libraries will be selected to host the reading and discussion series and receive support materials from NEH and ALA. The program grant includes:

  *   A $2,500 grant from NEH to support program-related expenses.
  *   Twenty-five sets of three titles: including “March” by Geraldine Brooks (Penguin, 2006), “Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam” by James McPherson (Oxford University Press, 2002) and a forthcoming Civil War anthology of historical fiction, speeches, diaries, memoirs, biography, and short stories, edited by national project scholar Edward L. Ayers and co-published by NEH and ALA.
  *   Promotional materials, including posters, bookmarks and folders, to support local audience recruitment efforts.
  *   Training for the library project director at a national workshop, where they will hear from the project scholar, expert librarians and organizers and receive a program planning guide, materials and ideas..."   http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/apply-april-19-receive-let-s-talk-about-it-civil-war-program-grant


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St NE
Salem, OR 97301
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us

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