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11/06/2019

The Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, which was established to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 2020, will be organizing a number of activities and events to celebrate this important milestone in our state and nation’s history, as well as highlighting the individuals and organizations that played an instrumental role in securing women’s right to vote. In order to increase visibility and awareness of the 100-year anniversary, the Commission launched a website, in partnership with Indiana Humanities, to house resources, recent news, and upcoming events.

The Commission encourages local communities and organizations across Indiana’s 92 counties to commemorate the centennial anniversary of women’s right to vote in their own way as well. If there is an event or activity to celebrate Hoosier women winning the right to vote that your community or organization would like included on the website’s Master Events Calendar, please email

[email protected]. The Commission looks forward to celebrating this important anniversary in the months to come!

Seen and Heard: Cultural Organizations and the LGBTQ Experience"? Indiana Historical Society on this thursday (4:30-6:00...
11/04/2019
Seen and Heard, part of the Spirit & Place Festival

Seen and Heard: Cultural Organizations and the LGBTQ Experience"?

Indiana Historical Society on this thursday (4:30-6:00)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seen-and-heard-part-of-the-spirit-place-festival-tickets-67800975543

"Seen and Heard: Cultural Organizations and the LGBTQ Experience" - From local historical sites to national organizations such as the National Park Service and the American Alliance of Museums, cultural heritage and cultural arts professionals are part of the evolution of the field to tell more incl...

The African American Civil Rights Movement grant program documents, interprets, and preserves sites and stories related ...
10/30/2019
State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants

The African American Civil Rights Movement grant program documents, interprets, and preserves sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights. Applications must be submitted by December 3, 2019. These grants are up to $500,000 for physical restoration projects, and up to $75,000 for history/education/interpretation projects. Non-profit groups are eligible!

Here’s the link to further information: https://www.nps.gov/preservation-grants/civil-rights/application.html

State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced today that applications will be accepted through February 28, 2020 f...
10/29/2019
Gov. Holcomb Now Accepting Applications for Fellowship Program

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced today that applications will be accepted through February 28, 2020 for the 2020-2021 Governor’s Fellowship.

The Governor’s Fellowship is highly selective and provides a unique experience in Indiana state government by placing fellows in various state agencies on a rotating basis throughout the year.

“Our Governor’s Fellows are such a valuable piece to our team,” Gov. Holcomb said. “The wide range of assistance they provide over the course of their fellowship is key to serving Hoosiers in a timely and thorough manner.”

The program is open to college graduates who receive their bachelor’s degrees in either the fall 2019 or spring 2020. Fellows are paid, full-time employees who participate in the day-to-day activities of state government.

Many Governor’s Fellow participants have gone on to successful careers in both the public and private sectors — with some serving at the highest levels of local, state and federal government.

The application and submission guidelines can be found online at www.in.gov/gov/fellowship.htm. To be eligible for consideration, the application and all supporting materials must be postmarked or submitted via email by February 28, 2020.

If you have questions about the fellowship, contact Jim Suess at the Governor’s Office at [email protected].

https://calendar.in.gov/site/gov/event/gov-holcomb-now-accepting-applications-for-fellowship-program/

Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced today that applications will be accepted through February 28, 2020 for the 2020-2021 Governor’s Fellowship.

Oct. 30: Introduction to Finding Grants – Learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants in ...
10/21/2019
Introduction to Finding Grants – Live Webinar – 10/30/2019 | Training | GrantSpace

Oct. 30: Introduction to Finding Grants – Learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants in this GrantStation webinar.

https://grantspace.org/training/2019-10-30-introduction-to-finding-grants-live-webinar-10-30-2019/

Learning opportunities designed to develop skills, practices, and behaviors which best prepare people working in the social sector for success. Search for Training

Save America's Treasures Grants  The Federal Save America's Treasures grants program began in 1999 Logo for the Save Ame...
10/16/2019
State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants

Save America's Treasures Grants

The Federal Save America's Treasures grants program began in 1999 Logo for the Save America's Treasures program and helps preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey our nation's rich heritage to future generations of Americans. Since 1999, there have been almost 4,000 requests for funding totaling $1.54 billion. In response to these requests, $340,000,000 was awarded to more than 1,300 recipients.

The National Park Service (NPS) announces availability of $13 million in Historic Preservation Fund grants for the Save America's Treasures (SAT) program. SAT grants provide preservation and/or conservation assistance to nationally significant historic properties and collections.

https://www.nps.gov/preservation-grants/sat/

State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants

Call for Papers:The American Association for State and Local History will present its 2020 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, ...
10/16/2019
2020 Annual Meeting | AASLH

Call for Papers:

The American Association for State and Local History will present its 2020 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 23-26.

Deadline for session proposals is December 9.

Our sector should strive to be the types of ancestors that changed the course of history by how they stewarded it. What will historians, history professionals, and history lovers say about us? Will they say that our generation was the one to lift the veil of division? Will they say that our generation focused on community interpretation that emphasized bringing proximity to differences as opposed to isolation?

This question serves as our theme for the 2020 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. In the spirit of this theme, the Program Committee seeks proposals that:
• Challenge the single narrative in interpretation, education, public programs, and exhibition
development.
• Demonstrate internal organizational strategies that increase equitable practices through cultural
competencies.
• Centralize issues that have been on the margins of our field to help our audiences see the
humanity in one another.
• Decrease traditional methods of engagement and increase decolonized practices across
organizational operations.
• Embolden our members to utilize public history as a tool that informs the conscious of many communities.

https://aaslh.org/2020annualmeeting/

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held August 28-31 in Philadelphia, PA, in partnership with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Join 1000 fellow history practitioners for four days of practical sessions, workshops, tours, and events.

Civil Rights and Place: The Importance of Region to Interpreting the Black Freedom Movement of the 1950s-60sThe civil ri...
10/08/2019
AASLH Learning: History Check-In Webinars

Civil Rights and Place: The Importance of Region to Interpreting the Black Freedom Movement of the 1950s-60s
The civil rights movement of the mid-to-late twentieth century remains a focus of popular fascination, yet few audiences are aware of the wide-ranging goals, participations, and geographical settings that made this movement possible.

This presentation argues that the "classic," post-World War II civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s encompassed local communities outside the regional South -- contrary to standard depictions of mid-century black social movements. Further, this presentation discusses how the forms of both white racism and black resistance differed based on the regional battlegrounds of the Midwest, Northeast, West Coast, and Border South.

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Time: 3:00 – 4:15 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)
Cost: $20 Members of AASLH and OAH / $30 Non-members
(OAH members should contact OAH for a discount code)

This webinar is part of the History Check-In webinar series, a partnership between the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) and the Organization of American Historians (OAH). Each webinar in this series is designed to provide history professionals from throughout the field with an update on the current state of historiography for a particular subject.

https://learn.aaslh.org/history-check-in-webinars

AASLH and the Organization of American Historians (OAH) bring you History Check-Ins. This series of webinar presentations by OAH Distinguished Lecturers is designed to make academic scholarship on the themes you care about accessible and affordable.

Congrats Local History Services!  Well deserved for this and the many other things you do for museums across Indiana
10/03/2019

Congrats Local History Services! Well deserved for this and the many other things you do for museums across Indiana

IHS President and CEO Jody Blankenship, third from right, and Local History Services Director Tamara Hemmerlein, second from right, accept the Best Practices Award from the Association of Midwest Museums. The award recognizes our Heritage Support Grants program for its support of regional historical societies, museums and sites across the state.

The grants, provided by IHS and made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc.,allow local organizations to raise the bar when caring for the state’s history. To date, the Heritage Support Grants program has offered 11 grant opportunities and awarded more than $2.6 million in total funding to 100 organizations in 57 of Indiana’s 92 counties.

Museum of Science and Industry getting new name after $125M donation
10/03/2019
Museum of Science and Industry getting new name after $125M donation

Museum of Science and Industry getting new name after $125M donation

CHICAGO —The Museum of Science and Industry is getting a name change after a Chicago billionaire donated $125 million, the largest donation in the institution’s history. According to the Chicago Tribune, the museum will become the Kenneth C. Griffin Museum of Science and Industry, named after ph...

Getting From Here to There - Teacher WorkshopThis workshop is geared toward 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers and interest...
09/30/2019
Getting From Here to There - Teacher Workshop - University of Southern Indiana

Getting From Here to There - Teacher Workshop
This workshop is geared toward 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers and interested members of the public.This history workshop will introduce the story of Indiana's unique Buffalo Trace to attendees through speakers, lesson plans and a teacher panel about innovative classroom learning ideas. This year's topics include Native Americans, mapping the Buffalo Trace, southern Indiana military history, bison and postal route history.

Stipends up to $75 to pay for substitute teachers are available to the first 15 teachers who request one.

Instructor: Megan Glenn
Date(s): October 8, 2019
Schedule: 1 session(s) - Tuesday
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Dubois County Museum, Meeting Room - 2704 N Newton St Jasper, IN 47546
Fee: $10.00

Registration fee includes refreshments and lunch. Email [email protected] with special requests and if you are requesting a substitute teacher stipend.

https://www.usi.edu/hsi101

This workshop is geared toward 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers and interested members of the public.This history workshop will introduce the story of Indiana's unique Buffalo Trace to attendees through speakers, lesson plans and a teacher panel about innovative classroom learning ideas. This year's....

Know the history of women in Indiana working on suffrage or citizenship?  Then fill out a proposal for the March confere...
09/25/2019

Know the history of women in Indiana working on suffrage or citizenship? Then fill out a proposal for the March conference.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS!

The 2020 Hoosier Women at Work History Conference will examine “Suffrage and Citizenship.” Be a part of this monumental event, taking place at the Indiana Historical Society, by submitting your paper or panel proposal. The conference theme is broadly defined and could include examinations of Hoosier women’s work for the vote, equal rights, labor equality, reproductive rights, etc., as well as topics related to equal citizenship for women of color, immigrants, and those who identify as LGBTQ. Keynote speakers include Dr. Anita Morgan, Senior Lecturer at IUPUI and author of the forthcoming book about Indiana women's suffrage, “We Must Be Fearless;” and Jennifer Scott, Director and Chief Curator of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.

Learn how to submit a proposal: http://bit.ly/2U1gJHZ

Apply by Nov. 15 for an Inspire! Grant for Small Museums from IMLS to implement projects that address priorities identif...
09/25/2019
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums

Apply by Nov. 15 for an Inspire! Grant for Small Museums

from IMLS to implement projects that address priorities identified in your strategic plan.

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/inspire-grants-small-museums

Application: FY 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF, 450 KB) Grant Amount: $5,000–$50,000 Program Overview: Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative of the Museums for America program. It is designed to help small museums implement projects that address priorities identified i...

A New Kurt Vonnegut Museum Is Opening in His Hometown
09/24/2019
A New Kurt Vonnegut Museum Is Opening in His Hometown

A New Kurt Vonnegut Museum Is Opening in His Hometown

The Indianapolis museum will feature a re-creation of the author’s writing studio and a “freedom of expression exhibition,” among other attractions

Beginning Oct. 10 – Cleaning the Museum Without DamageThis Connecting to Collections Care online course will introduce...
09/24/2019
C2C Care Course: Cleaning the Museum Without Damage | Connecting to Collections Care Online Community

Beginning Oct. 10 – Cleaning the Museum Without Damage

This Connecting to Collections Care online course will introduce you to the most essential housekeeping methodology and resources. $149.

https://www.connectingtocollections.org/cleaning-without-damage/

C2C Care Course: Cleaning the Museum Without Damage We all think we know how to clean. After all, we do it at home. We dust, vacuum, wash the dishes, polish the silver, and wash the floor. However, the methods we use at home have the potential of causing damage in our historic house, museum, library...

Apply by Oct. 3 for a Public Engagement with Historical Records Grant from the National Archives for projects that encou...
09/18/2019
Public Engagement with Historical Records

Apply by Oct. 3 for a Public Engagement with Historical
Records Grant from the National Archives for projects that encourage public engagement with historical records.

https://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/engagement.html

FY 2020 Grant Announcement (Initial) The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) of the National Archives support projects that promote access to America’s historical records to encourage understanding of our democracy, history, and culture. The following grant application ...

Sept. 19 – Introducing the Inclusive Historian’s HandbookThis AASLH webinar introduces a new digital resource co-spo...
09/16/2019
Webinar: Introducing the Inclusive Historian's Handbook | AASLH

Sept. 19 – Introducing the Inclusive Historian’s Handbook

This AASLH webinar introduces a new digital resource co-sponsored by AASLH and the National Council on Public History.

https://aaslh.org/event/webinar-introducing-the-inclusive-historians-handbook/

This webinar introduces The Inclusive Historian’s Handbook, a new digital resource co-sponsored by AASLH and NCPH. Participants will be provided with an overview of the Handbook’s contents as well as suggestions for how to incorporate it into their practice. The facilitators will also gather fee...

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