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BC-50438-08Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities CouncilsMaine Humanities CouncilFamous and Not So Famous Americans11/1/2008 - 4/30/2010$84,110.00VictoriaB.Bonebakker   Maine Humanities CouncilPortlandME04102-1012USA2008U.S. HistoryGrants for State Humanities CouncilsFederal/State Partnership66610175006661017500

Humanities projects including public conferences on Abraham Lincoln and Zora Neale Hurston, a new reading and discussion series, "Invisible New England," and history camps for high school students.

Famous and Not So Famous Americans will offer a variety of programs for all kinds of audiences to explore the range of people who have made up the fabric of our country, including Abraham Lincoln and Zora Neale Hurston, "invisible" New Englanders (early 20th century Italian stone workers in Vermont and elite African Americans in Boston, e.g.), Native Americans, and Mainers Admiral Robert Peary and Senator Margaret Chase Smith.