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Organization name: humanities nebraska
Keywords: chautauqua (ALL of these words -- matching substrings)

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BC-50197-04Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities CouncilsNebraska Humanities CouncilChautauqua / Capitol Forum on America's Future8/1/2004 - 8/31/2005$48,030.00JaneRennerHood   Nebraska Humanities CouncilLincolnNE68508-1836USA2004Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralGrants for State Humanities CouncilsFederal/State Partnership38030100003803010000

The Great Plains Chautauqua "From Sea to Shining Sea: American Expansion and Cultural Change;" and Capitol Forum, a program for high school students that uses the humanities to explore American democracy.

The Nebraska Humanities Council (NHC) requests $48,030 to support two programs: Chautauqua and Capitol Forum on America's Future. The We The People funding will be used to help underwrite the Great Plains Chautauqua, "From Sea to Shining Sea; American Expansion and Cultural Change, 1790-1850" in Sidney and Lexington, Nebraska during the summer of 2005. The 2004-5 Capitol Forum, a curriculum-based program created by Brown University will help encourage approximately 1800 Nebraska high school students to better understand American democratic values and, thus, combat civic apathy.

BC-50273-05Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities CouncilsNebraska Humanities CouncilWe The People--Nebraska9/1/2005 - 10/31/2006$55,380.00JaneRennerHood   Nebraska Humanities CouncilLincolnNE68508-1836USA2005Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralGrants for State Humanities CouncilsFederal/State Partnership40380150004038015000

To support the Council's participation in the 2006 Great Plains Chautauqua, "From Sea to Shining Sea: American Expansion and Cul;tural Change, 1790-1850," a program for high school students, Capitol Forum, and additional speakers for public programs on US and Great Plains history.

The Nebraska Humanities Council (NHC) requests $55,380 in We The People funding to support three programs: $18,420 to help underwrite the Great Plains Chautauqua, "From Sea to Shining Sea: American Expansion and Cultural Change, 1790-1850" in Alliance and Albion, Nebraska during the summer of 2006; $13,235 to help fund the 2005-2006 Capitol Forum, a curriculum-based program to encourage 1500 Nebraska high school students to better understand American democratic values; and $18,725 to support speakers on U.S. and Great Plains history from the Council's Humanities Resource Center.

BC-50329-06Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities CouncilsNebraska Humanities CouncilWe The People--Nebraska9/1/2006 - 4/30/2008$75,250.00JaneRennerHood   Nebraska Humanities CouncilLincolnNE68508-1836USA2006Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralGrants for State Humanities CouncilsFederal/State Partnership60250150006025015000

To support the production of a new Chautauqua entitled "Visions for Amereica: Notable Nebraska Reformers," featuring William Jennings Bryan, George Norris, Grace Abbott and Marlcolm X; expansion of Capitol Forum on America's Future to additional high school students in western and rural parts of Nebraska; and to expand presentations on American history and culture in the Council's Speakers Bureau.

The NHC will produce an original chautauqua "Visions for America: Notable Nebraska Reformers," featuring scholars portraying William Jennings Bryan, George Norris, Grace Abbott, and Malcolm X. WTP funding will help the Council extend "Capitol Forum on America's Future" to students from western and rural high schools and provide additional speaker bureau programs to low-income schools and other non-profit organizations.

BC-50373-07Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities CouncilsNebraska Humanities Council"We The People--Nebraska"9/1/2007 - 12/31/2008$75,250.00JaneRennerHood   Nebraska Humanities CouncilLincolnNE68508-1836USA2007Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralGrants for State Humanities CouncilsFederal/State Partnership65250100006525010000

In partnership with the Kansas Humanities Council and the state Library Commission, Center for the Book, and Department of Education: creation of a new Chautauqua, materials from the Resource Collection made available to schools at a reduced fee, and the distribution of the "Between Fences" exhibit to six communities as well as the state capitol.

NHC will work with the Kansas Humanities Council to produce a new Chautauqua, "Bright Dreams, Hard Times," with scholars portraying FDR, Huey Long, Aimee Semple McPherson, Zora Neale Hurston, and Will Rogers; collaborate with the Smithsonian to bring "Between Fences" to six communities; cooperate with the NE. Library Commission and the NE. Center for the Book to sponsor the 2007 Nebraska Book Festival; and present speakers from the Humanities Resource Center and distribute a new HRC catalog.

BC-50443-08Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities CouncilsNebraska Humanities CouncilWe The People--Nebraska9/1/2008 - 2/28/2010$88,150.00Christopher Sommerich   Nebraska Humanities CouncilLincolnNE68508-1836USA2008Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralGrants for State Humanities CouncilsFederal/State Partnership70650175007065017500

The statewide tour of the Smithsonian exhibition, "New Harmonies," the Kansas-Nebraska Chautauqua, activities at the 2008 Nebraska Book Festival, a Humanities Resource catalog, and the tour of Picturing America images to six sites.

The NHC will collaborate with the Smithsonian to bring "New Harmonies" to six communities; work with the Kansas Humanities Council to continue the "Bright Dreams, Hard Times" Kansas-Nebraska Chautauqua in two new Nebraska communities; sponsor the 2008 Nebraska Book Festival; fund speakers and educational materials from a new Humanities Resource Center catalog, and distribute "Picturing America" to six sites.

BC-50505-09Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities CouncilsNebraska Humanities CouncilWe The People: Nebraska9/1/2009 - 2/28/2011$88,150.00Christopher Sommerich   Nebraska Humanities CouncilLincolnNE68508-1836USA2009History, GeneralGrants for State Humanities CouncilsFederal/State Partnership78150100007815010000

Funding will support three core programs: the "Bright Dreams Hard Times: America in the 1930s"-the era of the Depression and the Dust Bowl-Chautauqua productions in North Platte and Scottsbluff, "Capitol Forum" which will engage over 1,000 students in examining key issues facing the United States, and the Humanities Resource Center speakers who will present over 400 programs across the state.

The Nebraska Humanities Council requests a We The People grant of $88,150 to support three projects that are core programs within the NHC's strategic plan. The "Bright Dreams Hard Times: America in the 1930s" Chautauqua will bring scholars portraying President Franklin Roosevelt, Louisiana Governor Huey Long, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, writer Zora Neale Hurston, and humorist Will Rogers to North Platte and Scottsbluff. "Capitol Forum on America's Future" will offer over 1,000 high school students an opportunity to examine key issues facing the United States from the perspectives of the humanities. The Humanities Resource Center speakers on U.S. and Great Plains history and culture will present over 400 programs across the state affording children and adults, however remote and rural their towns may be, an opportunity to benefit from humanities scholars in their communities.

BC-50559-10Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities CouncilsNebraska Humanities CouncilWe The People: Nebraska9/1/2010 - 2/29/2012$88,150.00Christopher Sommerich   Nebraska Humanities CouncilLincolnNE68508-1836USA2010History, GeneralGrants for State Humanities CouncilsFederal/State Partnership881500881500

To support an increased number of speakers for the Humanities Resource Center Speakers Bureau; the 2011 Chautauqua "Bright Dreams Hard Times: America in the Thirties," offering enchanced programming for young people; the planning and programming for the Nebraska tour of "Journey Stories" traveling exhibition; and the expansion of the Capitol Forum to high school students and teachers in small, far-western Nebraska communities.

The Nebraska Humanities Council requests a We The People grant of $88,150 to support four projects that are core programs within the NHC's strategic plan. The Humanities Resource Center speakers bureau will provide over 400 programs on U.S. and Great Plains history and culture across the state, reaching children and adults in communities of all sizes. The "Bright Dreams, Hard Times: America in the 1930s" Chautauqua will bring scholars portraying President Franklin Roosevelt, Louisiana Governor Huey Long, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, writer, Zora Neale Hurston, and humorist Will Rogers to a Nebraska community for four days of humanities programming. "Capitol Forum on America's Future" will offer over 1,000 high school students an opportunity to examine key issues facing the United States from the perspective of the humanities. Museum on Main Street will bring an American history exhibition directly to the citizens of six small, rural communities.

GI-50440-12Public Programs: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsNebraska Humanities CouncilNebraska Chautauqua: Free Land? 1862 and the Shaping of Modern America5/1/2012 - 10/31/2015$216,400.00Christopher Sommerich   Nebraska Humanities CouncilLincolnNE68508-1836USA2012American StudiesAmerica's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsPublic Programs1364008000013640080000

Implementation of a three-year Chautauqua program in seven rural Nebraska communities on issues connected to significant legislative acts that shaped the settlement of the region.

The Nebraska Humanities Council will offer a summer Chautauqua that will travel to seven Nebraska communities (one in 2012; two each year, 2013-15). This Chautauqua, entitled "Free Land? 1862 and the Shaping of Modern America," uses innovative yet proven formats grounded in humanities scholarship to provide audiences of all ages with opportunities to learn more about the history of the Great Plains and the nation as scholars portraying historic figures speak to the overall influence of the Homestead Act, the Pacific Railway Act, and the Morrill Act, all passed in 1862. Audiences will gather under a large tent each evening to hear first person portrayals of historical figures who provide the basis for audience discussion, first with the historical figure and then with the scholar. Other components include: a Youth Chautauqua Camp, a traveling exhibit, humanities-based workshops led by scholars, a book and film discussion series, and an interactive website.

GW-254098-17Public Programs: Community ConversationsNebraska Humanities CouncilNebraska Chautauqua - World War I: Legacies of a Forgotten War5/1/2017 - 10/31/2018$89,093.00Christopher Sommerich   Nebraska Humanities CouncilLincolnNE68508-1836USA2017U.S. HistoryCommunity ConversationsPublic Programs50000390935000039093

Humanities Nebraska will bring people of all ages together at the World War I: Legacies of a Forgotten War Chautauqua to explore WWI, how it shaped the past century, and how it continues to impact our world today. Chautauqua enables audiences to learn from historic figures as portrayed by humanities scholars; these portrayals are followed by moderated audience discussion with the historical figure and then with the scholar. Chautauqua also includes daily workshops and a Youth Chautauqua Camp for middle-school students studying local historic figures that develops skills in research, interpretation, and performance. Chautauqua particularly benefits rural residents with less access to the humanities. It engages the public through an effective combination of education and entertainment, enabling people to use the humanities to explore how important aspects of our past relate to our present and future.

QI-50046-07Public Programs: Special Projects ImplementationNebraska Humanities CouncilKansas-Nebraska Chautauqua11/1/2007 - 10/31/2010$284,010.00Christopher Sommerich   Nebraska Humanities CouncilLincolnNE68508-1836USA2007American StudiesSpecial Projects ImplementationPublic Programs179010105000179010105000

Implementation of a series of public programs in 12 rural communities in Kansas and Nebraska over three years exploring critical changes in American cultural and political life in the 1930s through the lives of five historical figures.

The humanites councils of Kansas and Nebraska will offer a summer chautauqua program that will travel annually to two rural communities in each state for a three-year period with the theme, 2008-2010. The theme for the proposed chautauqua is "Bright Dreams, Hard Times: America in the Thirties." Grounded in humanities texts and methods, the Kansas-Nebraska Chautauqua will use innovative, yet proven, format and venues to engage audiences in thoughtful explorations of American culture and political life during the critial period of the 1930s. In the evenings, audiences will gather under a large chautauqua tent to hear first-person characterizations of historical figures from the era. Along with evening programs, other components include: humanities-based workshops led by scholars, a youth chautauqua camp, a film and reading series, a traveling exhibit, a Kid-Tauqua tent, and a Chautauqua Reader.

SO-263395-19Federal/State Partnership: State Humanities Councils General Operating Support GrantsNebraska Humanities CouncilState Humanities Program11/1/2018 - 10/31/2023$2,705,367.00Connie DuncanMary YagerNebraska Humanities CouncilLincolnNE68508-1836USA2018History, GeneralState Humanities Councils General Operating Support GrantsFederal/State Partnership268766717700268766717700

General operating support for state or territorial humanities council

Humanities Nebraska (HN) inspires and enriches personal and public life by delivering opportunities for Nebraskans to engage thoughtfully with history and culture. HN will make high quality, relevant, and affordable humanities programming available to all Nebraskans including Capitol Forum on America's Future, Chautauqua, Governor's Lecture in the Humanities, competitive grants, Prime Time Family Reading Time, Speakers Bureau, and Museum on Main Street. HN will partner with Nebraska Public Radio to provide Humanities Desk programming; Nebraska Wesleyan University to implement National History Day; Nebraska Center for the Book and Nebraska Library Commission to support One Book One Nebraska programming, Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Library Commission for Nebraska State Poet outreach, and the Nebraska Writing Project in support of Nebraska Warrior Writers veteran writing workshops. These and other programs will reach Nebraskans of all ages and walks of life with the humanities.