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Humanities Tennessee Announces Spring Grant Awards

Three Projects to Receive Funding

Humanities Tennessee has awarded $18,640 in grant funds to three Tennessee organizations for public humanities projects. Red Clay State Park in Cleveland, East Nashville Hope Exchange, and the James K. Polk Memorial Association in Columbia each received a grant for history and literacy projects.

East Nashville Hope Exchange will host a six-week summer program, June 16-July 25, for children using literature and field trips to explore the theme, "My Family, My Community, My World." The Polk Home will create an exhibit, "The Face of a President," on view June 13, 2014-Jan 11, 2015. It is about the impact of early 19th century lithography and photography on Americans' political participation. Red Clay State Park will produce "Councils of Red Clay: A Capital in Exile," an orientation film telling the story of the site's historic significance to the Cherokee.

"We are pleased to support these important projects," said Tim Henderson, Humanities Tennessee's Executive Director. "The work of these organizations contributes greatly to the community life and continuing education of Tennesseans."

Humanities Tennessee awards grant funds each spring and each summer to Tennessee nonprofits for a wide range of public projects that share topics of history, culture, and community. For more information, visit our grants page here or email melissa@humanitiestennessee.org.