Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Civil War Sesquicentennial Grants for Societies and Libraries

If you're part of a non-profit group with 501 (c) (3) non-profit status such as a historical society or a library, these grants may be of interest to you:

Civil War Sesquicentennial National Traveling Exhibition: "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War"
A partnership between the National Constitution Center, the American Library Association, and the National Endowment for the Humanities are the foundation for this grant. Two hundred institutions/organizations will be selected to host this exhibition each for six weeks. This would be a great event for historical societies or in partnership with their local libraries. Imagine the press and exposure this could generate for your group. More information on the exhibit, requirements, application details and questions can be found here.
Application deadline, May 5, 2011.

Small Grants to Libraries: Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the Civil War
A partnership between the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities brings forth this scholar-led reading and discussion program for public audiences. This grant is open to U.S. public, academic, community college libraries with 501 (c) (3) status. If you're a part of a Friends group or other group that has a strong relationship with a local library, consider sharing this grant announcement with them. More information on the exhibit, requirements, application details and questions can be found here.
Application deadline, April 19, 2011.

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