The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced today that it will award $21.1 million in grants for 248 humanities projects. “NEH grants bring the humanities to life for Americans by helping preserve valuable cultural resources, advancing research, and supporting films and exhibitions that communicate the lessons of history and culture to new audiences,” said NEH Chairman William D. Adams. “We are pleased to announce our support for these 248 exceptional research, educational, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.”

This round of funding marks the first grant awards made under two new NEH grant programs: Dialogues on the Experience of War and Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges. These programs were created under the NEH initiative The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square, which seeks to demonstrate and enhance the role of the humanities in civic life.

Fourteen AASLH members were among the grant winners, and their total grants amount to over $1 million dollars. We congratulate them all on the hard work that led to these awards, and look forward to seeing the results of their endeavors.

Barnum Museum Foundation, Inc. (members since 2011)
Bridgeport, CT

Georgia Humanities Council (members since 2000)
Atlanta, GA

Brown County Historical Society (members since 2007)
Hiawatha, KS

West Baton Rouge Museum (members since 1979)
Port Allen, LA

Massachusetts Historical Society (members since 1941)
Boston, MA

Museum of the Mississippi Delta (members since 1995)
Greenwood, MS

Brooklyn Historical Society (members since 1999)
Brooklyn, NY

Green-Wood Historic Fund (members since 2001)
Brooklyn, NY

New York Public Library (members since 1999)
New York, NY

Historic Hudson Valley (members since 1979)
Pocantico Hills, NY

Old Salem, Inc. (members since 2001)
Winston-Salem, NC

Ohio History Connection (members since 1941)
Columbus, OH

Historical Society of Pennsylvania (members since 1941)
Philadelphia, PA

National Museum of American Jewish History (members since 1998)
Philadelphia, PA