Search Criteria


Key Word Search by:

Organization Type

State or Jurisdiction

Congressional District


Division or Office

Grants to:

Date Range Start

Date Range End

  • Special Searches

    Product Type

    Media Coverage Type


Search Results

Grant number like: CH-50299-06

Permalink for this Search

Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
Award Number Grant ProgramAward RecipientProject TitleAward PeriodApproved Award Total
Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
CH-50299-06Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsFredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, Inc.NEH Challenge Grant for Endowment for the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center12/1/2004 - 7/31/2010$400,000.00Ellen Killough   Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, Inc.FredericksburgVA22404-0922USA2005U.S. HistoryChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs04000000400000

Endowment for staff coordinators for school and public programs, as well as website development and stipends for humanities scholars.

The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center (FAMCC) collects and interprets the history and culture of a significant community in the mid-Atlantic region, and the museum offers the only comprehensive story of the region's past. No longer just an outer commuter suburb of the nation's capital, Fredericksburg today is at the forefront of the nation's next big demographic movement. As a rapidly growing "exurb," the region we interpret has the power to tell a broad American story, linking a varied past with the current major transformation in the way Americans organize their society. The museum itself has matured since opening in 1988, but it, too, like its community is poised for further change. Our strategic plan sets a goal to enlarge the museum's collection, number of exhibitions, and offering of public programs, and to expand the humanities base of interpretation by presenting the history of the region within a larger intellectual framework. As we engage in a self-study for re-accreditation, and bring to bear the results of a $7.5 million campaign, we have reached the critical mass of resources and conceptual willingness to transform how we interpret the history of Fredericksburg. The capital campaign jump started the process and has funded key changes to strengthen the humanities by adding humanities staff and humanities scholars. The FAMCC seeks an NEH Challenge Grant of $400,000 to leverage an additional $1,200,000 for an endowment to sustain these changes. Specifically, endowment income from the Challenge Grant and its match will enable the museum to (a) endow two humanities positions--a full-time school programs coordinator (now half-time) and a new half-time public programs coordinator, (b) redesign the museum's website to incorporate new components on the history of the region for the public and for school programs, and (c) have sustained use of humanities scholars after campaign funds expire.