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Humanities Council seeks grant applications

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 minigrants support projects that request $1,500 or less, including small projects, single events, lectures, small museum exhibits, consultation needs, and planning for more complex projects. The Humanities Council offers minigrants four times per year to support educational programming in the humanities. The next Humanities Council minigrant deadline is April 1, 2021.

The Council recently awarded eight minigrants:

Campbell Flannagan Murrell House Museum, “Black History in Summers County West Virginia,” exhibit (Summers County)

Fayette County Historical Society, “Coal Valley Hospital,” video documentary (Fayette County)

Heritage Farm Museum and Village, “Huntington and the C&O Railroad Exhibit,” (Wayne County)

The Richwood Area Chamber of Commerce, “Unlocking the Stories of How the Timber Industry Helped Build Richwood,” exhibit (Nicholas County)

Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center, “Weirton Steel Employees Bulletin Online Archive,” (Hancock County)

West Virginia Association of Museums, “Museums, Labor, and Social Activism: A Symposium,” (Monongalia County)

West Virginia Railroad Museum, “West Virginia Railroad Museum Oral History Program,” (Randolph County)

West Virginia University Research Corporation, “Food Justice in Appalachia Exhibition and Programming,” (Monongalia County)

For more information about the West Virginia Humanities Council grants program contact grants administrator Erin Riebe at (304) 346-8500 or via email at riebe@wvhumanities.org.

Grant guidelines and applications are also available on the Humanities Council website, www.wvhumanities.org.

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