Public Programs: NEH on the Road

Period of Performance

11/1/2009 - 3/31/2010

Funding Totals

$1,000.00 (approved)
$1,000.00 (awarded)

NEH on the Road: Wrapped in Pride

FAIN: MR-50061-09

Chippewa Valley Museum, Inc. (Eau Claire, WI 54702-1204)
Carrie M. Ronnander (Project Director: May 2009 to January 2014)

Ancillary public humanities programs to accompany the NEH on the Road: Wrapped in Pride traveling exhibition.

The Chippewa Valley Museum (CVM) requests $1,000 to support the cost of public humanities programming during installation of Wrapped in Pride in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. CVM has requested a double-booking period to allow sufficient time to engage regional interest and participation in this unusual opportunity. We have already begun to contact the regional African American community for help in planning and program development. Our preliminary plan includes a preview reception, gallery talks and activities for classroom groups, homeschoolers, youth organizations and families; presentations for teachers; and a special section on CVM's website. We will encourage other area organizations to provide related programming, such as asking area libraries to create book displays and incorporating an exhibit visit into University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire American, African American and art history classes.