Maine Indian Basketry exhibit

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Grants Program

Assisting nonprofit organizations in Maine to develop public projects

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Grants program

Storytelling workshop comes to Rangeley

Originally published on August 16, 2017 in the Daily Bulldog “…events are part of Western Maine Storytelling’s ‘A Community Celebration of Stories!’ – a series of workshops and informal storytelling gatherings in four area towns—Livermore Falls, Wilton, Rangeley, and Farmington. All is made possible by grants from the Maine Humanities Council and United Way of… Read more

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Panel discussion on women’s rights in Maine

Originally published on August 10, 2017 on Seacoast Online “The presentation will include a discussion of Maine women’s rights history and a panel discussion on women’s ongoing equality battle in the state, with three women of varying ages and experiences…the Third Thursday Talks are generously supported by the Maine Humanities Council.” Full article Read more

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Sculptors Arrive for Maine Coast Stone Symposium

Originally published in The Lincoln County News on August 2, 2017 “At the heart of the Maine Coast Stone Symposium is a 10-day sculpture symposium. The participating artists will be arriving soon and are scheduled to begin work at Boothbay Railway Village on Friday, Aug. 11 and continue daily through Monday, Aug. 21…The Maine Coast… Read more

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Celebrating Maine’s stone foundation

Originally published in the Boothbay Register on July 25, 2017 By Margaret Hoffman, Staff Writer “The Maine Coast Stone Symposium is funded in part by an Arts & Humanities Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Maine Humanities Council” Full article Read more

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Our view: In refugee crisis, turning away is not an option

Originally on February 5, 2017 in the Portland Press Herald “The Camden Conference, an annual gathering of foreign policy experts and concerned citizens, will celebrate its 30th anniversary from Feb. 17-19,with a topic that could not be more relevant: ‘Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis.’” Full article Read more

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Winslow Public Library to show off new display of historical artifacts

Originally published on December 21, 2017 in the Morning Sentinel. By Madeline St. Amour, Staff Writer “The grant, offered by the Maine Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit that provides humanities programs and grants to Maine communities, helped the library buy two archival-quality exhibit cases it can use to display the rich history of the Kennebec Valley… Read more

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Maine State Music Theatre to Present Children’s Interactive Programs

Originally published on November 28, 2016 on Broadway World. “Maine State Music Theatre will present “Magic Time: A Program of Story and Song” – combining classic fairytale literature with contemporary musical adaptations – on Friday, February 24, 2017, at 10 AM and 3 PM at the Morrell Reading Room at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.”… Read more

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In Longfellow’s Footsteps, Photographer Updates “Evangeline”

Originally published on November 17, 2016 on mainetoday.com  Written by Bob Keyes “The PhoPa exhibition consists of 16 24-by-30-inch and two 32-by-40-inch color prints. He completed the project with grants from the Maine Humanities Council…” Full article Read more

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Exhibit Explores the 14th Amendment

Originally published on centralmaine.com on September 15, 2016 “The exhibition, opening reception, and other associated programs are free and open to the public which is supported by the Maine Humanities Council through their broad and sure foundation program.” Full article Read more

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Voices of the Kennebec to begin Sept. 13

Originally published on centralmaine.com on September 9, 2016 “This program is funded in part by the Maine Humanities Council as part of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Councils, in celebration of the 2016 Centennial of the Prizes.” Full article  Read more

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Abbe Museum launches database

Originally published on August 30, 2016 in the Mount Desert Islander “The Abbe Museum has begun making its non-archaeological items available online with the goal of uploading all such items to its searchable database over the course of the next 12 months…this project is funded by grants from the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine… Read more

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‘Afro/Solo/Man’ to premiere at Denmark Arts Center

Originally published on August 23, 2016 in the Sun Journal “With the support of the Maine Humanities Council and Maine Arts Commission, Orlando and Ricarrdo began creating “Afro/Solo/Man,” a multimedia performance piece exploring African-American ancestry and connection to the natural environment.” Full article Read more

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Stories of Downeast Women Working for Equality and Enrichment of their Communities

Originally published on July 14, 2016 in the Bangor Daily News “In 1868, Congress passed the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing equality for all before the law. One central issue since that time has been the enfranchisement of women and their full participation and representation in politics—all the way to the highest office in… Read more

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Transformer Tales: Stories of the Dawnland

Originally published on Broadway World on July 26, 2016 Transformer Tales: Stories of the Dawnland is funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and with support from: City of Bangor, C. Walder Parke Family Foundation, EMHS Foundation, amd Maine Humanities Council. Full article Read more

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New visitor center opens to visit reconstruction of historic ship Virginia

Originally aired on WCSH6 NBC on July 9, 2016 “Thanks to a grant from the Maine Humanities Council, the visitor center got a facelift and will now be open to educate people on a replica of the first ship ever built in North America by English colonists.” View news footage Read more

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Major grant brings Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author to Maine

  Originally published in the May 2016 Maine Archives and Museums newsletter   The Association of Maine Archives  & Museums (MAM) is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a major grant from the Maine Humanities Council and the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative. The award will fund MAM’s 2016 Professional Development Series titled… Read more

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The Moving Wall at Knox Museum

Originally published on May 16, 2016 in the Penobscot Bay Pilot “Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is Knox Museum’s special 2016 exhibition, funded by the Maine Humanities Council, and featuring U.S. Army Capt. Beth Parks’ photographs from her deployment serving as a nurse in Vietnam, entitled Blood, Dust, & Mud. Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and Knox… Read more

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Art in Exodus

Originally published in the Bangor Daily News on April 26, 2016 By Nancy Walker “This project is funded in part by an Arts & Humanities grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Maine Humanities Council.” Full article Read more

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Adaptations in the Arts conference set

Originally published on centralmaine.com on April 25, 2016 “FARMINGTON — A two-day international conference, “Adaptations in the Arts: Theory and Practice,” hosted by the University of Maine at Farmington, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28, and 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 29, in the Emery Community Arts Center… Read more

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Pulitzer Prize winners visit, sow seeds of wisdom for Pulitzer Week

Originally published on The Maine Campus on April 4, 2016 By Taryn Carrie Lane  “According to the UMaine website, a grant from the Maine Humanities Council, support from the UMaine Humanities Center and the UMaine Department of Communication and Journalism’s Alan Miller Fund for Excellence in Communication and Journalism made Pulitzer Week possible.” Full article Read more

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Pulitzer Prize winner: Consumers can help restaurant workers get fair pay

Originally published in the Bangor Daily News on March 29, 2016 By Dawn Gagnon, BGN Staff “Pulitzer Week was funded by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council as part of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative, with additional funding provided by the University of Maine Humanities Center and the University of Maine Department of… Read more

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Pulitzer-winning writer discusses book about transgender Maine teen Nicole Maines

Originally posted in the Bangor Daily News on March 25, 2016 By Dawn Gagnon, BGN Staff “Nutt, who covers health and science for The Washington Post, is the writer of “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family,” the true story of a transgender girl who grew up in Orono, her identical twin brother, her… Read more

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Immigration through the decades on display across Maine

Originally published in the Portland Press Herald on March 13, 2016 By Bob Keyes, Staff Writer “The currency of the issue prompted the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Arts Commission to create a one-time grant program to encourage arts organization to create programming to honor the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Passed by Congress… Read more

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UMaine professor speaks on Pulitzer novels as films

  Originally published in Castine Patriot on February 11, 2016 by Monique Labbe “To open its Pulitzer Prize film series, Witherle Memorial Library hosted Michael Grillo, professor and chairman of the Department of Art at the University of Maine in Orono on Tuesday, February 9. Grillo, who lives in Penobscot, spoke on several films spanning the decades… Read more

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Grant supports expansive library programming statewide

PORTLAND — The Maine Humanities Council has received a $25,000 grant from the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust to support expansive library programming in 2016. The MHC’s range of new programming includes a civil rights-themed Let’s Talk About It book discussion series, a local-issues speaker series, and a special initiative made possible by the Folger Shakespeare Library…. Read more

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Maine's First Ship

MFS Awarded Infrastructure Grant from Maine Humanities Council

“Maine’s First Ship has been awarded an Infrastructure Grant from the Maine Humanities Council, a private non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress Center for the Book. The grant will allow MFS to update its Visitor Center located in the Bath Freight Shed.” Read more

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Alamo Marquee

Northeast Historic Film lights up downtown Bucksport with new marquee

For Immediate Release Date: December 9, 2015 Contact: Northeast Historic Film, Brook Minner phone: 207-469-0924 email: brook@oldfilm.org Bucksport, Maine, USA–Thanks to a generous grant from the Maine Humanities Council, Northeast Historic Film (NHF) has installed a new digital marquee at the Alamo Theatre, the community cinema owned and operated by NHF. The new marquee will… Read more

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Maine French Heritage Language Program

The MHC awarded a $5,000 Major Grant to this project to support consulting fees for teachers, cultural associates, and evaluation work as the program expanded in 2012-2013. If you spend time talking with a member of one of Maine’s Franco-American families, you’re likely to hear a story of past cultural loss. Depending on the generation… Read more

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Filmmakers, authors, historian highlighting speaker series

This coverage of a Maine Humanities Council grant project was published May 21, 2015 on Fosters.com. “ALFRED – The Friends of Alfred Shaker Museum (FASM) and the Sanford-Springvale Historical Society are sponsoring a series of speakers on four Sunday afternoons during the coming tourist season. The guest speakers include two authors, a filmmaker and teacher,… Read more

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Anshe Sfard: Portland’s Forgotten Chassidic Synagogue

This article from the Maine Historical Society blog discusses one of the projects supported by the Maine Humanities Council’s grants program. The online exhibit “Anshe Sfard, Portland’s Early Chassidic Congregation” written by Susan Cummings-Lawrence can be found on the Maine Memory Network. Click here to read the article.    Read more

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‘That’s what it used to be like’: Oral history initiative preserves Maine fishing tales

This article by Beth Brogan on the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association appeared in the Bangor Daily News onJuly 13, 2014. It covers a project sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council grants program. . Read the article here.  Read more

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