July 2016

Ohio Humanities Announces Ohio Chautauqua 2017 Sites

On the heels of Chautauqua 2016, preparations are already underway to bring history alive again for next summer's Ohio Humanities Ohio Chautauqua 2017: The Natural World.
Ohio Chautauqua 2017 Host Sites:
  • June 6-10: Burton
  • June 13-17: Clifton
  • June 20-24: Warren
  • June 27-July 1: Milan
Ohio Chautauqua 2017 will present  living-history presentations of ( pictured, l-r ): 
Novelist Mary Shelley, primatologist Dian Fossey, former President Theodore Roosevelt, physicist Marie Curie, and Shawnee leader Chief Cornstalk.
Photo by Janet Adams | janetadamsphoto.com
Each scholar also will present educational workshops for adults and children throughout the week  (Tues. through Sat. ).
"Chautauqua 2016 was an exciting tour," said Pat Williamsen, executive director of Ohio Humanities. "We must give a big 'thank you' to the 2016 host communities for their help in making it happen," she said,  adding, "we're looking forward to sharing the program with the 2017 host communities."
Ohio Humanities Grant Opportunities and Deadlines
Funding cultural programs is one way Ohio Humanities helps to create and sustain vibrant communities. Ohio Humanities supports humanities programs that share the human story through documentation, interpretation, reflection, and representation.

Major Grant Deadline ( up to $20,000 ):  Jan. 16, 2017, for projects beginning May 1, 2017

Media Grant Deadline ( up to $20,000 ): Jan. 16, 2017, for projects beginning May 1, 2017
Quarterly Grants  ( up to $5,000 ): 
  • Sept. 15, 2016, for projects beginning Dec. 1, 2016
  • Dec. 15, 2016, for projects beginning March 1, 2017
  • March 15, 2017 for projects beginning June 1, 2017
  • June 15, 2017, for projects beginning Sept. 1, 2017
Monthly Grants ( up to $2,000 ):
  • Due the first business day of each month (excluding weekends) with an eight-week lead time prior to the grant-funded activity
Network to Freedom
Cathy Nelson Recognized by National Park Service
Congratulations to Speakers Bureau historian  Cathy Nelson The National Park Service recently approved Ms. Nelson's application for the inclusion of the Underground Railroad/Abolition Boats Provide an Escape to Freedom in Erie County  as a historic site along the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

"It makes a significant contribution to the understanding of the Underground Railroad in American history," stated Dian Miller. Ms. Miller is the National Program Manager for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

Ms. Nelson has been a participant of the Ohio Humanities Speakers Bureau for nearly two decades.
Gov. Kasich Announces Four Appointments to Ohio Humanities Board
Ohio Governor John Kasich recently made four new appointees to serve on the board of Ohio Humanities. We welcome:

K. Paul St. Germain, the Rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Upper Arlington

Jane E. Gerhardt, a Policy Specialist for the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Paul W. Imhoff, Superintendent of the Upper Arlington City Schools

Jon B. Schwantes, a Commentator and News Analyst for WFYI Public Media, Dublin

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