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NEH Head Says Humanities Funding Still A Question Mark

National Endowment for the Humanities Acting Chairman Jon Peede was in Omaha recently, his second visit away from Washington D.C. since he was appointed to the role by President Trump in July. Peede spent a number of years with the National Endowment for the Arts in various roles. The NEH has funded 62 grants in Nebraska totaling $11.3 Read more »

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Omaha’s Todd Simon to receive 2017 Sower Award

Humanities Nebraska announced that Todd Simon, a prominent Omaha business and civic leader, will receive the 2017 Sower Award in the Humanities. Simon will be honored on Tuesday, October 3 at Omaha’s Holland Performing Arts Center immediately prior to the 22nd Annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities. The Sower Award is presented annually to “an Read more »

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Cultural Endowment seeks new executive director

The Nebraska Cultural Endowment is a 501(c)(3) corporation that was created to raise funds and invest them in response to an endowment created by the Nebraska legislature to support the work of Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Arts Council. The two agencies cannot access the state fund unless earnings are matched with private dollars raised Read more »

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Sower Award nominations due June 16

Humanities Nebraska is seeking nominations for the 2017 Sower Award in the Humanities, which will recognize an individual who has made “a significant contribution to public understanding of the humanities in Nebraska.” The Sower Award will be presented in Omaha on Tuesday, October 3, just prior to the free public Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities at Read more »

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Omaha Nebraska Warrior Writers workshops start February 25

Veterans and active duty military personnel in the greater Omaha area are invited to join Nebraska Warrior Writers from February 25 through May 6 at the Willa Cather Branch Library, 1905 S. 44th Street, Omaha. This free writing workshop is offered by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Writing Project, Omaha Public Library and the Nebraska Cultural Read more »

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Speak up & support essential funding for the humanities

Dear Friend of Humanities Nebraska, You may have seen reports in the media about possible plans to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). These types of proposals are not new, but considering past history and current uncertainty on the new administration’s position, they need Read more »

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Grand Island writing workshop for vets, active duty military personnel

Veterans and active duty military personnel in the tri-cities area are invited to join Nebraska Warrior Writers, going on now through March 25. This free writing workshop is offered by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Writing Project and the Grand Island Public Library. Six Saturday morning sessions, facilitated by professional writing instructors, will help participants develop Read more »

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Bill of Rights exhibit at 186 Nebraska locations

Spotlighting one of the most remarkable periods in American history, “The Bill of Rights and You” is a national initiative celebrating the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. The National Archives, in collaboration with the Federation of State Humanities Councils, made copies of this exhibit free of charge to libraries, museums and schools throughout Read more »

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Lincoln Prime Time Assistant wanted

Humanities Nebraska (HN), a statewide non-profit organization, is seeking applicants for one part-time position in Lincoln.   Prime Time Assistant Description: Starting at $12 per hour, working an average of 10 hours per week, flexible schedule Prime Time Family Reading Time and Prime Time Preschool are family literacy programs for at-risk children and their parents. Read more »

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Nebraska City, Seward, to host WWI Chautauqua in June 2017

Seward and Nebraska City will host “World War I: Legacies of a Forgotten War” next June. Presented by Humanities Nebraska, the free, four-day Chautauqua festival of entertainment, historic presentations, exhibits, youth camps, and more will be held in Seward June 15-18 and in Nebraska City June 21-24. “Next year is the 100th anniversary of the Read more »