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"Lord, Linda" <[log in to unmask]>
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Lord, Linda
Fri, 4 Jan 2013 15:33:35 +0000
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Dear Colleagues,
Opportunities like this are rare if not unique.  Please consider taking another look at this grant;  see if you can get other groups involved; and provide your community with a new opportunity for collaboration.
Best wishes!

Maine State Librarian
Maine State Library
64 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
207-287-5620 (tel)
207-287-5624 (fax)

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From: Maine Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lizz Sinclair
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2013 3:14 PM
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Subject: [MELIBS-L] An opportunity to offer innovative programming to your community / ME Humanities Council & ME Historical Society

Grants to support programming in your community are available through a special program offered by Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Historical Society. Grants will give communities the training and the support to: create an exhibit on the Maine Memory Network, to have a community read program, and to host a Theater of Ideas play especially developed for each community.  All around a topic of great interest right now- the Civil War.

Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War

The state of Maine holds a special place in the history of the American Civil War. To recognize and celebrate the role of Mainers on the battlefield and the home front, Maine Historical Society (MHS) and Maine Humanities Council (MHC) are offering 10 Maine communities the opportunity to explore their local Civil War history through a new joint program, "Local & Legendary: Maine and the Civil War." This project, which is meant to bring communities together around their stories, has received major support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Each community involved in "Local & Legendary" will form a team consisting of a local historical institution, a library, and an education institution. The team will work collaboratively on a variety of activities including digitizing local historical collections, creating online exhibits on Maine Memory Network (<>), and hosting a series of "One Story, One Community" programs. Each participating community will receive a $2,000 grant and substantial training and resources to support their work. A one-day public symposium on April 27, 2013 at USM's Hannaford Hall, featuring national and state-based speakers, formally kicks off the project.

The community application process for the first five communities opens on January 1, 2013, with a deadline of March 1, 2013. Five additional communities will be selected in 2014. Visit<> or<> for program details and application materials, or contact Anne Schlitt at MHC ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) orLarissa Vigue Picard at MHS ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) for more information.

Lizz Sinclair
Program Director
Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book
Maine Humanities Council
674 Brighton Avenue
Portland, Maine 04102
tel: 207.773.5051 ext. 206
fax: 207.773.2416