200 Libraries Nationwide Awarded Grants for Civil War Sesquicentennial Public Programming

NEW YORK, NY (August 31, 2012)—The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, in partnership with The Library of America, has announced the fifty libraries selected to host the Civil War 150 traveling exhibition.  Each of the fifty sites will also be awarded a $1000 grant to plan public programming around the exhibition. An additional 150 libraries have been selected to receive a $500 grant for the development of public programming around the Civil War 150 project. All sites will receive supporting interpretive and contextual materials, including Civil War 150 readers (discussion guides) and access to a multimedia website with robust digital resources.

The following fifty sites were selected by competitive application to host the Civil War 150 exhibition and to receive a grant of $1000 to plan accompanying public programming.

Central Washington University Brooks Library

Ellensburg

WA

Cabell County Public Library - Guyandotte Branch

Huntington

WV

Oelwein Public Library

Oelwein

IA

Greenwood Public Library

Greenwood

IN

Kapolei Public Library

Kapolei

HI

Canby Public Library

Canby

OR

Lakewood Public Library

Lakewood

OH

Twin Falls Public Library

Twin Falls

ID

Pease Public Library

Plymouth

NH

Iowa City Public Library

Iowa City

IA

Mt. Lebanon Public Library

Pittsburgh

PA

Wayne Public Library

Wayne

MI

Groton Public Library

Groton

CT

Beaufort County Library

Beaufort

SC

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg

MS

Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

S. Hamilton

MA

Rolling Hills Consolidated Library

St. Joseph

MO

Eldersburg Public Library

Eldersburg

MD

Brookings Public Library

Brookings

SD

Scottsdale Public Library System, Civic Center Library

Scottsdale

AZ

Coker College

Hartsville

SC

Scotch Plains Public Library

Scotch Plains

NJ

Morris Library, Southern Illinois University

Carbondale

IL

Great Falls Public Library

Great Falls

MT

Bangor Public Library

Bangor

ME

Park City Library

Park City

UT

Winona County Historical Society, Inc.

Winona

MN

La Vista Public Library

La Vista

NE

Decatur Public Library

Decatur

AL

Patrick Heath Public Library

Boerne

TX

San Diego Public Library

San Diego

CA

New Mexico Junior College, Pannell Library

Hobbs

NM

Rose Pendergraft Library & Technology Center - Arkansas Tech University

Russellville

AR

North Canton Public Library

North Canton

OH

Dickinson State University-Stoxen Library

Dickinson

ND

Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Fredericksburg

VA

Jessamine County Public Library

Nicholasville

KY

Nashville Public Library, Green Hills Area Branch

Nashville

TN

Town of Merton, Town Hall Library

North Lake

WI

Lafourche Public Library

Thibodaux

LA

Central Piedmont Community College

Charlotte

NC

Apollo Memorial Library

Apollo

PA

Seminole County Public Library System

Casselberry

FL

University of Montana

Missoula

MT

Rhode Island Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission

Hope Valley

RI

Tarrant County College District - Southeast Campus Library

Arlington

TX

The City College of New York

New York

NY

Mercer University - Jack Tarver Library

Macon

GA

Emporia Public Library

Emporia

KS

Colorado State University - Pueblo

Pueblo

CO

A list of the 150 libraries awarded programming grants in the amount of $500 is forthcoming.

The exhibition is part of Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It, a major three-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project is centered on the four-volume Library of America series The Civil War Told by Those Who Lived It and includes a collection of readers (discussion guides) drawn from the series. Each reader presents a theme with selections drawn from The Civil War volumes, such as “Expectation of War,” “The War at Home,” “From Slavery to Freedom,” and “Civil War Writing as Literature.”

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About the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Founded in 1994 by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization devoted to the improvement of history education, www.gilderlehrman.org. The Institute has developed an array of programs for schools, teachers, and students that now operate in all fifty states, including a website that features the more than 60,000 unique historical documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection. Each year the Institute offers support and resources to tens of thousands of teachers, and through them enhances the education of more than a million students. The Institute’s programs have been recognized by awards from the White House, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Organization of American Historians.

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