Regional History Center Awarded NEH Common Heritage Grant
The Marquette Regional History Center is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the Common Heritage grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, one of 38 in the country. The goal of this grant is to bring historical records and artifacts currently hidden in family attics and basements across the country and make them digitally available to the wider public and for posterity. Our theme is “Sisu Stories” focusing on the UP’s unique character and identity, particularly the skills and adaptations Yoopers have made to survive in this harsh and remote area.
We will hold two events: Saturday, September 10th from 10-4 at the Ski Hall of Fame in Ishpeming and Wednesday, September 14th from 2-8 at the MRHC. Help us document the UP’s past by letting us digitize your family heirlooms for the world to see! You get to keep your treasures while a digital copy will be stored in a new digital repository at the History Center for everyone to enjoy. For more information please visit www.marquettehistory.org or contact Kaye Hiebel or Beth Gruber (firstname.lastname@example.org).
These programs have been made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this press release do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.