Fall 2016
Ohio Humanities Awards More Than $124,000 in Major Grants to Organizations Across the State
Ohio Humanities recently awarded more than $124,000 in Major Grants (up to $20,000) to nine nonprofit organizations throughout the state. Each project will challenge participants' perspectives on current issues. Funded projects include a museum exhibit with a film documentary of a community's effort to integrate an elementary school; the arming public schoolteachers; and, an exhibit about shifts in the role and expectations of first respondents since 9/11.
REMINDER: Dec. 15, 2016, is the deadline to submit a Quarterly Grant Application for a project beginning after Mar. 1, 2017. |  >>>      

A Year of Generosity and Program Excellence  
Ohio Humanities serves as an advocate for the public humanities for all Ohioans. D uring 2015, the Ohio Humanities grant program funded 34 community projects totaling $249,544.  Inside this report, we gratefully acknowledge each 2015 Annual Campaign donor for their commitment and gifts.  >>> Download the 2015 Annual Report
How Technology Continues to Shape Farming Across Ohio 
  A recent grant award of $1,850 by Ohio Humanities has enabled the University of Findlay to host
additional discussion groups, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10, from 4-5 p.m. in the university's multipurpose room, 1000 N. Main St., Findlay. The discussions will review farming practices over the last two centuries and the effect of technology on current agricultural processes. A prior discussion,led by Deborah Fitzgerald, PhD, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was held Sept. 15 2016.
Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas
Ohio Humanities is pleased to announce a $4,979 grant award to the Springfield Museum of Art in support of the exhibition,  Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas . It is on display through Dec. 31, 2016. The grant has enabled the museum to develop additional programs which expand on the common theme of Rockwell's portrayal of small-town America.  Admission is free.
♦ Nov. 3, 2016 | Pecha Kucha Night  -  Nostalgia and Civic Revitalization
♦ Dec. 6, 2016 | Envisioning Springfield - Renaissance as a Small Town
Both programs are at the Springfield Museum of Art and begin 6:30 p.m. 
29th Annual Buckeye Book Fair: 
History & People of Ohio 
Ohio Humanities is pleased to announce its support for the 29th annual Buckeye Book Fair, Nov. 5, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. T he History & People of Ohio theme will showcase the state's rich history through literary and visual forms of expression. Novelist Nancy Roe Pimm will lead a presentation about Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock. In 1964, Mock, a Newark, Ohio native, set a record as the first woman to fly solo around the world. Roe Primm's presentation is at 1:30 p.m. in the Fisher Auditorium, Wooster.  >>> 
Cincinnati's Response to the 1849 Cholera Outbreak
Cincinnati is commonly referred to as  The Queen City . However, in the 1800s, it was  Porkopolis due to being the largest pork-producing city in the world. The Harriet Beecher Stowe House, with funding support by Ohio Humanities, will present,  Cincinnati's Response to the 1849 Cholera Outbreak, Sun. Nov. 6, from 4-6 p.m. Speaker Matthew Smith, PhD, will discuss his work examining public health practices during the Antebellum period. Smith a professor of history at Miami University, Hamilton.The lecture is free and open to the public >>>   Learn More About the Porkopolis Exhibit
17th Annual Cleveland Jewish Book Festival 
Ohio Humanities is pleased to announce an $8,000 grant award to the Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland's   17th annual Jewish Book Festival, Nov. 13-21, 2016. It has become one of the most well-attended Jewish book festivals in the country. >>> Click for Additional Event Details
2016 Creative Ohio Annual Conference 
The Ohio History Connection will host the 2016 Creative Ohio Conference, Dec. 6, 2016, from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.   The conference is sponsored by Heritage Ohio, Ohio Humanities, Ohio Arts Council, and Ohio Citizens for the Arts.    >>> Tickets are $25, to register, visit HeritageOhio.org
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