Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities Councils

Period of Performance

1/1/2009 - 1/31/2010

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$188,560.00 (approved)
$188,560.00 (awarded)

Our Stories, Our Future

FAIN: BC-50449-08

Pennsylvania Humanities Council (Philadelphia, PA 19102-4121)
Laurie Zierer (Project Director: May 2008 to December 2011)
Margaret Cameron (Project Director: December 2011 to March 2012)
Virginia Fahey (Project Director: March 2012 to May 2016)

humanities grants that will fund projects to explore diverse stories of the American experience and creatively combine the arts and humanities, book discussion groups and Commonwealth Speakers, and promotional and media activities that will feature art topics and the Speaker's Millennium Lecturer Frank McCourt who will talk about his experience as an immigrant.

The PHC will continue to broaden audiences for Our Stories, Our Future in 2009. Our statewide project will explore stories from America's past that have importance for our lives today and our future as a people. Funds again will be focused in grants and complemented by speakers and book groups. New promotional and media activities, especially those on great American art, will expand our base of partners and broaden the reach of our face-to-face programs. The project will serve at least 100,000.