Public Programs: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Period of Performance

4/1/2009 - 5/31/2012

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$225,000.00 (approved)
$225,000.00 (awarded)

Fences and Neighbors: New Hampshire's Immigration Stories

FAIN: GI-50080-09

New Hampshire Humanities Council (Concord, NH 03301-3852)
Kathy Smith (Project Director: August 2008 to September 2012)

Implementation of a three-year, statewide project examining immigration to New Hampshire through a wide variety of formats, including oral histories and reading and discussion programs.

The New Hampshire Humanities Council requests support for Fences and Neighbors: New Hampshire's Immigration Stories, a three-year statewide initiative on immigration. The project is designed to create and implement public humanities programs that foreground face to face conversations and also to support grass-roots humanities programming and oral history collection where immigrants and refugees have settled in the densest numbers along the I-93 corridor. Programs will a)increase knowledge about immigrants and refugees and about our immigration policies in general; b) enable collaborations among municipal, legal, civic, and religious organizations that can plan and implement humanities-based public programs on immigration; c)assist immigrants and refugees to acquire language and cultural literacy; d)encourage the exchange of stories among older immigrants and new arrivals to raise cultural awareness for New Hampshire residents.