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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Free traveling panel exhibition, "Civil War 150" grants for libraries, history, civil war, remembering our veterans, and civic engagement

Library grants: Applications are being accepted through July 15 for grants to develop public programming around the free traveling panel exhibition, "Civil War 150." The $1000 grants, offered by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, in partnership with The Library of America, will be awarded to 50 sites to host the exhibition and plan accompanying public programming. The winners will also be given written materials, such as discussion guides, and access to a multimedia website that contains digital resources. The exhibition is available for three-week periods between October 2012 and March 2015. Additionally, there will be prizes in the amount of $500 awarded to 150 libraries to provide the public programming component of the project. 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 and centered on The Library of America's ambitious four-volume series, The Civil War Told by Those Who Lived It (2012).