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Fiscal Year 2017 Grant Recipients

FY 2017

African Culture Connection Omaha $9,750 Help fund a new African culture program for 6th and 7th grade students
Asian Community and Cultural Center
$2,000 “Stories of US" program. Help immigrants learn English, acclimate to American culture, and prepare for the citizenship test

and $3,500 Continuation of Stories of US program. Help immigrants learn English, acclimate to American culture, and prepare for the citizenship test
Audubon Nebraska Denton $725 Help fund the second annual “Words 4 Birds” community poetry workshop
Auld Public Library Red Cloud $1,995 Fund “Orphan Trains to Nebraska,” presentations at the Red Cloud and Superior libraries
The Backwaters Press Omaha $1,450 Backwaters Reading Series 2017
Beatrice Public Library Beatrice $1,938 Fund “Orphan Trains to Nebraska,” presentations at the Beatrice and Crete libraries
Better Ponca Foundation Ponca $1,300 Fund Teddy Roosevelt impersonator at the 13th Annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo held at Ponca State Park
Board of Regents dba UNK Kearney $1,500 Fund screening of three international films at the World Theater

and $667 Fund two lectures on Queen Elizabeth I and the Reformation
Board of Regents, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln $460 Help fund Dr. Claire Nicholas' lecture on Moroccan embroidery traditions

and $1,178 Help fund 11th annual Poetry of Place Celebration, which encourages teachers and students throughout the state to study and write poetry

and $6,500 “Looking Past Skin: Nebraska Immigration - Today and Yesterday” exhibit

and $1,999 Help fund planning of outreach phase of a multi-year research and digitization project

and $978 Help fund a film/lecture/roundtable series focused on gender, clothing, and the media

and $2,000 Help fund public outreach for “Homerathon,” a 20-hour festival and marathon reading of Homer’s epic poem

and $6,930 Help fund five events across Nebraska, to celebrate the centennial of My Ántonia’s publication

and $2,000 Help fund data collection and construction of a curriculum plan for Lincoln Public School teachers to bring awareness to human trafficking
Board of Regents, University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha $2,000 Fund Lisa Kristine’s photographic exhibit "Enslaved"

and $1,055 Dr. Amy Lonetree’s lecture at the John Trudell Lecture in Native American History

and $4,000 “Gender Revolt!” a three-film series at Film Streams

and $10,000 Help fund the digitization and creation of a website to share oral histories about the history and people of Omaha

and $2,000 “LGBTQ+ Voices: The Queer Omaha Archives Oral History Project"

and $2,350 “Encountering the Other: Journeys and Pilgrimages” Medieval/Renaissance Studies lecture series at the Community Engagement Center
Boy Scouts of America, Cornhusker Council Walton $1,460 Fund “NE 150: Diverse Origins” Nebraska History celebration at the State Capitol
Bright Lights, Inc. Lincoln $1,890 Sponsor 9 students to attend humanities-themed summer enrichment day camps
Brownville Village Theatre Brownville $2,600 Fund theatre production and discussion of a stage play adapted from Willa Cather’s short story “A Resurrection"
Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival McCook $2,750 Help fund Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival exploring the theme Back in Time
Cathedral Arts Project Omaha $2,000 Fund history narrative signs for exhibit displays at the Cathedral Arts Project in Omaha
Cheyenne County Visitors Center Sidney $875 Help fund Sinful Sidney’s 150th Celebration
Crane River Theater Company Kearney $2,000 Fund Page to Stage 2017 program featuring “The Little Mermaid” through reading, discussion and portrayal of characters at ten public libraries
Doane University Crete $2,000 Help collect oral histories from community members in Crete and surrounding areas
The Durham Museum Omaha $2,000 Help fund Anthropocene Exhibit (the Age of Humans) that is being researched and constructed in collaboration with Creighton University
El Museo Latino Omaha $1,500 Help fund bilingual lectures by visiting photographer Cristina Kahlo in conjunction with the opening of the “Three Generations of Women Photographers” exhibition

and $4,300 Fund a series of lectures, gallery presentations and discussions on the traditions and celebrations of Mexico and Latin America
Elkhorn Valley Museum Norfolk $2,000 Fund cases and mannequins necessary to display memorabilia coming to the Elkhorn Valley Museum for exhibit
Film Streams, Inc. Omaha $5,500 Outdoor screening of the 1997 film “SELENA” and pre-screen talk
Flatwater Shakespeare Company Lincoln $2,500 Fund the “Little But Fierce” summer Shakespearean sonnet workshops for youth
Fly Over Media Lincoln $2,000 Fund three speakers at Rural Journalism Conference
Friends of Ash Hollow Big Springs $8,000 Help fund Ash Hollow Sesquicentennial Celebration that seeks to honor the history of the many groups that have been a part of the story of Ash Hollow
Friends of Loren Eiseley Omaha $1,500 Help fund a mobile-friendly interactive digital map of sites throughout Lincoln and western Nebraska that are significant to Eiseley and his writing
Friends of the Homestead Beatrice $1,620 Fund three presentations in conjunction with the total solar eclipse event at Homestead National Monument of America
Great American Comedy Festival Norfolk $3,000 Help fund a panel discussion with writers who have worked for Johnny Carson and The Tonight Show
Great Plains Black History Museum Omaha $1,152 Fund the African American History Challenge for middle and high school students which helps enhance the study of African American history

and $800 Help fund exhibits on African American churches, art and history for Native Omahan Week
Hastings College Hastings $1,940 Fund two community Oral History workshops in Hastings
Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History Hastings $1,260 Help fund Native American Festival
Hastings Symphony Orchestra Hastings $1,947 Fund two Todd Green lecture demonstrations of 25 string, flute, and percussion instruments from the Middle East, Central Asia, Far East and South America
Hear Nebraska Omaha $6,000 Collect and publish local music histories from 4 communities in conjunction with concert series
Indian Center, Inc. Scottsbluff $2,000 Fund scholars at the Circle the Bluffs Powwow held at Legacy of the Plains Museum
Joslyn Castle Omaha $1,000 Help fund a seven-day series of performances, workshops, presentations and discussions, to celebrate Nebraska’s sesquicentennial
KANEKO Omaha $10,000 Help fund Kaneko's fourth annual “feedback” series, which combines elements of author readings, writing workshops, and literary discussions
The Language Conservancy (Bloomington, IN) Macy $8,000 Fund Omaha-Ponca Summer Institute at the Nebraska Indian Community College in Macy
Lincoln Orchestra Association Lincoln $1,060 Fund storytime/introduction to the Lincoln Orchestra Association’s Man with the Violin events

and $2,250 Help fund pre-concert chats held prior to upcoming Lincoln Symphony Orchestra concerts
Lux Center for the Arts Lincoln $865 Help fund the Day of the Dead Celebration held at the Nebraska History Museum
Metropolitan Community College Foundation Omaha $9,000 Fund renowned playwrights and directors to lead the 2017 Great Plains Theatre Conference

and $2,492 Help fund a keynote speaker and seven breakout session leaders for the second annual MCC Creative Writing Forum
Midland University Fremont $1,636 “Exploring Interfaith: Global Religion in Our Community” lecture series
Montana History Foundation on behalf of the American Doorstop Project Statewide $4,500 Upgrade existing website for more multimedia content related to Nebraska agricultural oral histories
Nebraska Archaeological Society Lincoln $500 Help fund Nebraska Artifact Show
Nebraska City Tourism & Commerce Nebraska City $700 Fund “The History of Local Food in Nebraska” talk at Central Avenue Farm to Fork event
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Lincoln $2,000 Fund Teddy Roosevelt scholar to the annual Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo
Nebraska Shakespeare Festival Omaha $6,500 Help fund 2017 pre-show scholar forums for the 31st annual Shakespeare on the Green in Omaha and 12th annual fall tour for middle and high school students and teachers throughout Nebraska
Nebraska State Historical Society Lincoln $900 Fund Pat Leading Fox at the Nebraska History Museum for a talk on Pawnee Cosmology and Star Chart
Nebraska StoryArts Omaha $1,700 Fund Pat Leading Fox at the Nebraska History Museum for a talk on Pawnee Cosmology and Star Chart
Nebraska Writers Collective Omaha $8,660 Visiting Artists Series featuring six nationally acclaimed performance poets to teach students who are participating in the 7th annual Louder Than a Bomb: Great Plains Youth Poetry Festival
Nebraska Writers Guild North Platte $1,850 “Six Corners of Nebraska" presentations about the history and literature of Nebraska
NET Foundation for Television Lincoln $4,500 Screenings and discussions of Ken Burns’ Vietnam War documentary

and $9,000 Film a Vietnam War episode of “Nebraska Stories”
Norfolk Arts Center Norfolk $1,947 Fund two Todd Green lecture demonstrations of 25 string, flute, and percussion instruments from the Middle East, Central Asia, Far East and South America
The Norris Institute McCook $1,946 Fund the “McCook’s Political Tradition – Telling the Story” planning symposium
Omaha Creative Institute Omaha $1,922 Traveling photo exhibition and community dialogues related to “A Couple of 830 Mile Long Conversations"
Omaha Equestrian Foundation Omaha $4,000 Help fund the exhibit, “History of Horses in Nebraska: From the Farm to the Military to Mounted Patrol,” for the Spring 2018 International Expo
Omaha Jitterbugs Omaha $1,338 Fund history of swing dance panel discussion at the Jazz and Swing Dance Festival
Omaha Theater Company Omaha $2,000 Help fund six pre-show talks, a lobby display providing historical context, and an interactive letter-writing activity to accompany the Rose Theater’s stage production of “Huck Finn”
Omaha Westerners Omaha $900 Fund non-fiction writer Joe Jackson's lecture on "Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary"
Opera Omaha Omaha $1,850 Fund a series of lecture/demonstrations by Michael Phillips, a scholar of the life and work of 18th Century artist and printer William Blake
Peru State College Peru $2,750 Oral history documentary about the college for its sesquicentennial in 2017-18
Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival Seward $8,000 Fund 19 children’s book authors, illustrators, and literacy experts at the Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival
Ponca Carnegie Library Ponca $800 Fund four Nebraska writers at the “150 Years of Nebraska Storytelling” conference, held at Ponca State Park
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Niobrara $250 Fund scholars at the 2017 Annual Powwow
Scotts Bluff County Tourism Gering $1,000 Help fund Ren Scotts presentation at the Scottsbluff Celtic Gathering festival to honor the Irish and Scottish heritage
Sheldon Art Association Lincoln $1,750 Fund public talk by Kirsten Pai Buick, PhD., titled “Slavery Makes the Woman”
Social Action Committee of Unitarian Church Lincoln $1,775 Help fund 6-part lecture series on Inequality of Income and Wealth

and $2,832 Help fund 6-part lecture series on Imagining a Just World Order
Steinauer Community Heritage House Steinauer $1,655 Help fund a Wall of Honor recognizing area veterans
Strategic Air and Space Museum Ashland $5,500 Fund exhibit case and signs for the suit worn by Nebraska astronaut Clayton Anderson on his mission to the International Space Station
University of Nebraska-Lincoln History Graduate Students’ Association Lincoln $806 Fund Dr. Nathan Probasco's keynote lecture at the Twelfth Annual James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities
Wessel Living History Farm York $3,500 Help fund summer “Bringing History to Life at Wessels” events
Willa Cather Foundation Red Cloud $6,500 Help fund the 62nd annual Willa Cather Spring Conference focusing on “The Railroad and Popular Imagination”

Humanities Nebraska programming is made possible by:

and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.