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Humanities Texas (Austin, TX 78701-1506)
Michael L. Gillette (Project Director: March 2005 to May 2009)

Grants for State Humanities Councils
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$345,560 (approved)
$172,780 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2005 – 12/31/2008

Gateway on the Gulf: Galveston and American Immigration, 1845-1915

To support a summer institute for teachers examining Galveston's place in US immigration history; develop a historical, traveling exhibit on farmworkers in Texas; develop radiio programming on Texas figures and events; provide small grants for public programs that explore significant events in US history; circulate 5-8 traveling exhibits around the state; planning for a cultural heritage initiative; and a public lecture.

Humanities Texas will respond to “We the People” by hosting a summer institute for teachers examining Galveston’s place in U.S. immigration history; developing a traveling exhibit that will illuminate the achievements of César Chávez; developing a radio program highlighting historically significant Texas figures and events; distributing educational resources that explore U.S. history; offering a public lecture; and hosting several planning meetings for an initiative that will encourage communities to explore their unique traditions against the backdrop of U.S. history.