API Projects Among Telling the Full Story Grant Program Recipients

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), announced the recipients of the Telling the Full History Preservation Fund on April 7.

“The Telling the Full History Preservation Fund represents the largest number of grants awarded through a single program at the National Trust,” said Katherine Malone-France, conservation manager at the NTHP. “These 80 projects are led by many dedicated volunteers, staff and experts, all of whom seek to broaden our understanding of our shared history.

“We are grateful for the work they do in communities across the country to reveal, remember, celebrate and illuminate these stories through these extraordinary places.”

California recipients include the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles for “Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple – Be Here/1942 Exhibition” and the China Alley Preservation Society in Hanford for “China Alley Historic District: Restoration Planning and an Accompanying Documentary”.

Colorado recipients include Colorado Preservation, Inc. in Denver for the Amache Documentary Film and Educational Curriculum Project.

Hawaii recipients include Hikaʻalani in Kailua for “Ulupo, as Told by the Kupa Aina (Native of the Land)” and The Kohala Center, Inc. in Kamuela for “Designing and Developing a Cultural Engagement Opportunity Journey to cultivate Pilina with Niuliʻi”.

New York recipients include Think! Chinatown in New York for “Our Chinatown Landmarks: Virtual and Site-Specific Exhibits of Our Neighborhood Stories”.

Oregon recipients include the Bosco-Milligan Foundation in Portland for “Visiting, Mapping, and Rediscovering the Historic Places of Portland’s Japanese American Community.”

To see the full list of recipients, visit: https://savingplaces.org/neh-telling-full-history

Made possible with support from NEH through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, the Telling the Full History Grant Program helps interpret and preserve historic places significant to underrepresented communities in the states. and territories of the United States.

With $2.5 million in grants awarded in 39 states to 80 organizations, these projects demonstrate how preservation is a powerful tool for advancing justice and equity as well as developing the humanities infrastructure of vitally important to our nation.

The 80 diverse grantees reflect compelling places and inspiring stories, showcasing the multilevel intersections of communities of underrepresented people. Moreover, they model innovative approaches and inclusive participation, and they are particularly relevant to our difficult times and the need to consider history and legacies.

Scholarships were awarded in four categories:

• Research, planning and implementation of interpretive programs

• Research and documentation for local, state and federal designations

• Architectural design and planning to preserve and activate historic places

• Training workshops to support the interpretation and preservation of historic sites

Established 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 proposals selected and peer-reviewed across the country. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at http://neh.gov.

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