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Railroad Museum, WVWC awarded grants from Humanities Council

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities.

The Humanities Council budgets over $800,000 for grants and programs each year. A variety of grants are offered to nonprofit organizations that support educational programming. Humanities Council major grants are awarded twice annually for projects requesting up to $20,000. Minigrants, offered four times a year, support projects that request up to $1,500. The next grant deadline is Feb. 1, 2020.

The West Virginia Humanities Council recently awarded 16 new grants. Among the awards are: West Virginia Railroad Museum in Randolph County, “100 Years of West Virginia Railroading: Then and Now – A Comparative Exhibit;” and West Virginia Wesleyan College in Upshur County, “West Virginia Wesleyan MFA Visiting Writers Series,” readings and discussions.

For more information about the West Virginia Humanities Council grants program, call grants administrator Erin Riebe at 304-346-8500 or email riebe@wvhumanities.org. Grant guidelines and applications are available on the Humanities Council website, www.wvhumanities.org.

The West Virginia Humanities Council, an independent nonpartisan nonprofit, is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.