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General Grant Program

The Face of a President

James K. Polk Memorial Association
Columbia
4000

The Face of a President is an exhibit showing how the advent of lithography and photography in early 19th Century America increased political awareness and created a closer connection between the people and their government.

 

The Face of a President is an exhibit showing how the advent of lithography and photography in early 19th Century America increased political awareness and created a closer connection between the people and their government.

The exhibit features original portraits of Polk, including paintings, lithorgraphs, and daguerreotypes as well as the innovative equipment that produced the images. It is on view from June, 2014 through January 11th, 2015 at the James K. Polk Home and Museum

Councils of Red Clay: A Capital in Exile

Red Clay State Historic Park
Cleveland
8040

Councils of Red Clay will be a fifteen minute orientation film for Red Clay State Historic Park's visitor center.

 

Councils of Red Clay will be a fifteen minute orientation film for Red Clay State Historic Park's visitor center.

The film will begin with exiled Cherokees arrival at the site in 1832 and tell the story of the struggles within the Cherokee Councils, the Treaty Party, and the tribe's conflicts with the US government. The film seeks to illuminate the significance of Red Clay and the experience of the Cherokee in relation to the Indian Removal Act.

My Family, My Community, My World

East Nashville Hope Exchange
Nashville
6600

Forty-two at-risk East Nashville children entering first through third grades attended a six-week summer literacy program focusing on the theme of "My Family, My Community, My World." 

Forty-two at-risk East Nashville children entering first through third grades attended a six-week summer literacy program focusing on the theme of "My Family, My Community, My World." 

Each week, students engaged the theme through reading/discussion of literature, interacting with community guest readers, participating in project-based learning, and taking field trips to seek first-hand knowledge and apply classroom concepts. The goal of this project was for students to better understand their roles in the community and develop into active citizens. 

Guided Tour Series Explores Battle of Nashville Sites
Four Projects to Receive Funding
Event Dates: July 24, 2014
Event Dates: June 16, 2014 - July 25, 2014

East Nashville Hope Exchange will hold its summer program for children using literature and field trips to explore the theme, "My Family, My Community, My World" from June 16-July 25. Funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee. 

Event Dates: June 13, 2014 - January 11, 2015

"The Face of a President" exhibit will be on view June 13, 2014 - January 11, 2015 at the James K. Polk Home and Museum.

Three Projects to Receive Funding

Recently Funded Projects Reflecting the 2014 Funding Priority

Echoes of Emancipation: One Region, Many Voices

Community Economic Development Network/African American Heritage Alliance

Greeneville

Planning for a Self-Guided Walking Tour of Historic Maynardville, Tennessee

Union County Chamber of Commerce

The Union County Chamber of Commerce assembled a team of historians, preservationists, and cultural tourism professionals to plan a self-guided walking tour of Maynardville, Tennessee. The team collaborated to identify themes and content critical to an interpretive tour.

The Union County Chamber of Commerce assembled a team of historians, preservationists, and cultural tourism professionals to plan a self-guided walking tour of Maynardville, Tennessee. The team collaborated to identify themes and content critical to an interpretive tour.

The McClung Museum 50th Anniversary Lecture Series

Sponsor: The Frank H. McClung Museum at the University of Tennessee

The museum commemorated its 50th anniversary year with a lecture series highlighting its special collections, including the topics of Egyptology and documentary photography as an instrument of social change.              

 

The museum commemorated its 50th anniversary year with a lecture series highlighting its special collections, including the topics of Egyptology and documentary photography as an instrument of social change.

The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South

Sponsor: The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

From June through September of 2013, the special exhibition "The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South" explored the life and work of the celebrated artist. The best-known and most influential painter to come from West Tennessee, Cloar created paintings that rank among the most haunting and beautiful evocations ever made of the American South. The exhibition brought together approximately 80 paintings, from private collections and from museums including the Museum of Modern Art, by this American master, who lived and worked in Memphis. 

 

From June through September of 2013, the special exhibition "The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South" explored the life and work of the celebrated artist. The best-known and most influential painter to come from West Tennessee, Cloar created paintings that rank among the most haunting and beautiful evocations ever made of the American South. The exhibition brought together approximately 80 paintings, from private collections and from museums including the Museum of Modern Art, by this American master, who lived and worked in Memphis. 

Core Conversations: Summer Workshops Focused on Museum and School Partnerships

Sponsor: East Tennessee Historical Society

The East Tennessee Historical Society will host a series of four regional workshops for up to 30 teacher/museum educators that model partnerships between schools and museums.  The project seeks to enable teachers to adapt to curriculum changes that require more Tennessee history by initiating opportunities for teachers to use local history resources in their     communities. The series will occur in summer, 2014.

 

The East Tennessee Historical Society will host a series of four regional workshops for up to 30 teacher/museum educators that model partnerships between schools and museums.  The project seeks to enable teachers to adapt to curriculum changes that require more Tennessee history by initiating opportunities for teachers to use local history resources in their     communities. The series will occur in summer, 2014.