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Organization name: arkansas state university
Keywords: dyess colony (ANY of these words -- matching substrings)
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Arkansas State University, Main Campus (Jonesboro, AR 72403-0600)
Ruth A. Hawkins (Project Director: May 2012 to April 2017)

Challenge Grants
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Totals (matching):
$500,000 (approved)
$500,000 (offered)
$500,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/2011 – 12/31/2016

Historic Dyess Colony: A New Deal Farm Experiment

Restoration of buildings at the Historic Dyess Colony, an agricultural resettlement colony during the New Deal era that aided in recovery from the Great Depression.

This 3:1 Challenge Grant would restore/recreate historic buildings in the Dyess Colony, a New Deal era agricultural resettlement community. The restored Administration Building, Dyess theater reconstruction, and restored Johnny Cash Boyhood Home would serve as a museum and educational complex for humanities programming.