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Humanities Nebraska awards 34 grants totaling $123,853 | Rural Radio Network

Humanities Nebraska awards 34 grants totaling $123,853

Humanities Nebraska awards 34 grants totaling $123,853

Recently, the board of directors of Humanities Nebraska awarded major (above $2,000) and mini ($2,000 or less) grants to fund public humanities programming in the following Nebraska communities.

Strategic Air and Space Museum received $2,000 for an Apollo 11 50th Anniversary exhibit.

Friends of the Homestead received $3,000 toward “Traditions of Homesteaders 2019.”

Central City:
Malaika Foundation received $5,000 toward Global Education for Nebraska Schools.

Platte Valley Literacy Association received $2,000 in support of citizenship classes.

Bethany Lutheran received $1,250 for African Culture Connection workshops for students.

Fort Calhoun:
Fort Atkinson Foundation received $1,400 for “When the Troops Meet the Native Americans.”
Washington County Historical Association received $6,000 for an exhibit on pioneer history.

Scotts Bluff County Tourism received $2,000 for the Scotts Bluff Celtic Gathering.

Crane River Theater Company received $1,850 for the “Of Mice and Men” student matinee
University of Nebraska at Kearney Board of Regents received $2,000 for Women’s and

Gender Studies 30th Anniversary and $7,000 supporting the UNK PAWs (Personal Achieve-
ment Workshops) Summer Camps.

Asian Community and Cultural Center received $1,600, for Untold Migrant Stories, and
$2,000 for the continuation of “Stories of US.”
Flatwater Shakespeare Company received $5,000 for “Little But Fierce” youth education.
Lincoln Orchestra Association received $6,000 to support the Lincoln Crossroads Music
Nebraska Folklife Network, Inc. received $7,000 for Cultural Traditions of Nebraska Places.

Elkhorn Valley Historical Society received $2,000 for the exhibit “Young At Art.”

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts received $7,000 for the Speaking Sound lecture series.
El Museo Latino received $3,000 toward an exhibition titled “Traditional Textiles: Huipiles.”
Great Plains Black History Museum received $1,655 for “Will Brown & Lynching in the Great
Plains of America.”
KANEKO received $5,000 for its Passages program.
Metropolitan Community College received $8,000 for the Great Plains Theatre Conference.

Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Inc. received $8,000 for Shakespeare On Tour statewide.
Nebraska StoryArts received $1,700 for the Moonshell Storytelling Festival.
Nebraska Writers Collective received $1,250 for a post-show discussion about “A Day in the Life.”
Omaha Area Youth Orchestra received $1,998 for its “Common Ground in Sound” program.
Omaha Public Library Foundation received $2,000 for the Omaha Lit Fest 2019.
University of Nebraska at Omaha Board of Regents received $3,500 for an exhibit, “The Art
of Samuel Bak,” and $850 to support ArteLatinX 2019.

Red Cloud:
Willa Cather Foundation received $6,700 for the Willa Cather Spring Conference 2019.

Nebraska National Guard Museum Society received $1,800 for events commemorating the
75th anniversary of D-Day.
Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival received $8,000 for Plum Creek Children’s
Literacy Festival 2019.

Valentine Community Schools received $1,300 toward summer learning and reading

Concordia, KS:
National Orphan Train Complex Museum and Research Center received $5,000 for “Riders
on the Orphan Trains – Foundlings to the Frontier,” presented in multiple Nebraska communities.

Humanities Nebraska inspires and enriches personal and public life by delivering
opportunities to engage thoughtfully with history and culture. These opportunities include grants for humanities-related projects accessible to the public throughout the state, Speakers Bureau programs to schools and community groups, Prime Time Family
Reading Time, the Chautauqua summer history festival, touring exhibits from the Smithsonian, workshops for veterans, and many others.

Humanities Nebraska is a non-profit organization supported by the National Endowment
for the Humanities, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Nebraska Legislature, and
private donations.

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